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  • For the most part, kids do not have a lot of money at their disposal. Most of the cash they get comes from birthday gifts, an allowance, or chores and odd jobs. So it's understandable that any funds they accumulate are precious to them.

    Ten-year-old Evan did something selfless with his allowance that could teach us all a lesson in caring for others. In 2009, Evan adopted a cat named Macha from City Kitties rescue in Philadelphia. He was only 7 years old at the time, and he wanted to continue to help the organization that had connected him with his new pet.

    So he saved his allowance for months and donated $46.75 to City Kitties at the end of the year. He did not stop there. Evan's donation was accompanied by a heartfelt note that read, in part, "I love cats! They are my favorite animals, and I got my cat at city kitties as well! I get an allowance every week and I chose to make a donation to you. I love that you help cats find homes. I saved this money to help you help cats."

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  • There are countless websites and blogs that give cinema fans details on the real-life locations made famous by movies. But one Tumblr user is kicking that idea up a notch by creating a new way to look at real-world locales featured in major films.

    Christopher Moloney, a blogger and a writer for the CNN show "Erin Burnett OutFront," created the website FILMography. It shows photos of locations that have been featured in various movies — mostly filmed in New York — and includes an actual screen-grabbed photo from the movie.

    Moloney told Vanity Fair last year that he got the idea to start the website after noticing on his morning walk to work (he passes through Central Park) that he passed a lot of places that he had seen in movies. Moloney has taken more than 250 photos for his website of locations featured in popular films like "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Serendipity," "Spider-Man 3," the original "Superman," and "When Harry Met Sally."

    The blogger said he was actually surprised that the

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  • Two homeless veterans are being called heroes for coming to the rescue of a robbery victim in Cincinnati, Ohio. When pawnbroker Gary Wagner was attacked by an assailant outside near a parking lot, David Hale and Chad McClain stepped in to wrestle the two men apart. Hale stayed by the victim while McClain ran after the attacker and prevented him from escaping by standing in front of his car until police arrived.

    McClain, who is currently homeless, and Hale, who was living on the streets until recently, did not know each other at the time of the incident. Hale was featured in a video making a statement about the incident: "We're people, too, just like everybody else. The reason we helped ... we would hope that someone would do the same for us if we were in the same situation." Hale continues, "Everybody out there is somebody's mother, father, brother, sister — somebody's family member." He hopes that anyone who sees something wrong happening to someone will do the right thing and step

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  • When tourists visit new places, they often seek the most popular landmarks and have their picture taken near them to prove they made the journey. What if someone flipped that idea on its head: Instead of locating the most well-known landmarks, find the least well-known and bring it to people's attention.

    Reddit user "Etegamiguy," who lives in Japan, filmed a short video of himself at one of the country's least-known tourist destinations: what he refers to as the world's shortest escalator. We contacted the Guinness World Records team, and it confirmed that it is indeed the shortest escalator in the world. The record-breaking set of mechanical stairs is located in the basement of More's department store in Kawasaki, Japan.

    In the video, Etegamiguy tells viewers how to find the escalator, which he says is near the store's parking garage. People who make their way to the escalator will notice that on the other side of the glass is a set of regular steps, five to be exact. Etegamiguy says

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  • In late 2011, Facebook launched its timeline cover photo display platform. While some people were reluctant to accept the change, there were many who embraced it and came up with creative ways to manipulate their personal pages. Perhaps one of the most well-known collections of pop-culture-themed cover photos belongs to teenager Libby Cooper.

    Cooper, who not surprisingly spends a lot of her free time online, likes to edit famous images from movies and art by inserting herself into the scenes. Some of the most-liked photos are of Cooper appearing in "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," joining the British boy band One Direction, holding up baby Simba in "The Lion King," and starring in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

    When Cooper posted a sampling of her work on her Tumblr page on Wednesday, it became an instant hit, racking up 55,000 "likes" and reblogs. Commenters speculated that due to the low-resolution and handmade quality of her photos, Cooper may be using Microsoft Paint to

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