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  • Sometimes we all need a little reminder to take baby steps. Little Lucy Turner's father documented a reminder for her, of her first baby steps and her journey toward walking, in a very heartwarming time-lapse video shared on YouTube. Like all of us, Lucy stumbles and tumbles and even gets pushed down a few times … but with practice, she learns more and more each day.

    In the video, Lucy's family members cheer her on — holding her hand when she needs it and letting go when she is ready. A great part of the video is when they take time to appreciate a small triumph: They applaud Lucy when she learns to stand and clap — at the same time! Finally, Lucy figures it out, like we all do, and her father shows how her walking progressed into running into the world. Dad made sure to end the video on a reminder for Lucy that her big sister Alice will always be there to keep her in check. We have a feeling that with a family like hers, Lucy's footsteps will lead her in the right direction.



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  • Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably witnessed or heard about the incredible talent of dancer Taylor Hatala. The 11-year-old is known for impressively strutting her stuff with choreographer Laurence Kaiwai in a video that went viral on YouTube a few weeks ago in which she breaks it down to a remixed version of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda."
     

    That YouTube video is currently at over 8 million views.  Taylor even got to perform her famous dance steps on the "Ellen" show, where DeGeneres exclaimed, "They're amazing. I love that so much. That girl is so good. Give anything to dance like that ever in my life." Taylor was blown away by the experience, saying, "It was a dream come true. I'm so blessed."
     
    Now Taylor is back giving her fans what they want -- a fresh dance routine. In a new video featuring a different choreography partner, Matt Steffanina, the tiny dancer breaks it down to a remix of Meghan Trainor's catchy hit "All About That Bass." The new video has been viewed

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  • Dr. Martens, plaid shirts tied around the waist, a "Boy Meets World" reboot ... it's official: The '90s are back, and so is the popular Rock the Vote campaign, which left a lasting impact on pop culture and the way youth participates in electoral politics.
     
    This time, the get-out-the-vote campaign is using an updated anthem to call a new generation of young voters to the polls for the upcoming midterm elections. Everything about the campaign mirrors the way this new generation operates.
     
    Rapper Lil Jon (the name on his ballot is Jonathan Smith) has repurposed his 2013 summer anthem "Turn Down for What" into a celebrity-filled parody music video, "#TURNOUTFORWHAT," appropriately employing a hashtag to encourage millennials to post, tweet, and share the video with their peers.
     
    The video begins with Lil Jon on the phone with his "aunt" Whoopi Goldberg, whom millennials may know only as one of the voices from "The Lion King."
     
    Lil John tells Aunt Whoopi that no, he is not watching "Dancing

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  • A Michigan public safety officer has made good on his promise to protect and serve the people in his community. On Oct. 4, Officer Ben Hall of Emmett Township, Mich., received a call to investigate a car in which, reportedly, an unsecured child was observed. Alexis DeLorenzo and her daughter were riding in this car with a friend. When Hall pulled them over, things didn't go as expected. When Hall walked over to the car, he saw that DeLorenzo's 5-year-old daughter was wearing a seat belt but was not secured in a booster seat. In Michigan, child safety restraints are required for children under the age of 7. "When I spoke to [DeLorenzo], she was very forthcoming and knew that the child should be in a booster seat," Hall said. He added, "She admitted that she was wrong and that she had recently fallen on hard times."

    Hall said DeLorenzo told him that her car had been repossessed that day with her daughter's booster seat in it, and she simply couldn't afford a replacement booster seat.

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  • Looks like somebody has watched a few too many Mortal Kombat movies down under. In a video uploaded to Reddit, two male kangaroos have taken to duking it out in the streets of a suburban Australian neighborhood. We have a few questions. First, is a kangaroo boxing match an acceptable excuse for being late to work in Australia?  Second, what could have caused such a showdown? Were they fighting for the honor of a lady kangaroo? Was this a turf war? What legitimate kangaroo's turf is a suburban neighborhood?

    Well it seems that this display is just part of being a male 'roo during mating season. Known as "boomers," the males are prone to violence when other males show interest in the females they have been tracking.

    The strength of male kangaroos is extraordinarily impressive. The weapon of choice is their feet. They are able to crush the bone of their competitor with one swift kick. A favorite tactic is to use their paws to grab an opponent and then kick with their huge clawed hind feet.

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