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  • It's no secret that some professional football stars haven't exactly behaved like great role models recently, so it's refreshing to meet a young player who seems to be heading in the right direction. Apollos Hester is a wide receiver on the East View High School football team in Georgetown, Texas, where they take football pretty seriously. Hester's team was able to win Friday's game with an amazing comeback (the score was 42-41). 

    During his postgame interview with a sports reporter from TWC Austin, Lauren Mickler, Hester's words proved just as good as his moves on the field. The only question Mickler asked was "What were you guys able to do to come back and win this thing?" Hester responded with a motivational speech which included this quote: "Keep smiling, no matter what you're going through. If you fall down, just get up. If you can't get up, your friends are there to help you. Your momma's there, your daddy's there, God's there... hey, I'm there to help you up."

    Mickler posted the

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  • Unfortunately, sometimes high school looks a lot like a real-life version of the movie "Mean Girls." Case in point, a group of girls at Grand Prairie High School in north Texas tricked 17-year-old Lillian Skinner into thinking she was nominated for the homecoming court.

    The truth is, she wasn't actually nominated, but the story doesn't end there. Her two friends Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez, who were nominated, heard about the cruel prank and came up with a plan. They decided that if either of them won, the winner would give the crown to Lillian. "We promised each other, and we were like, 'No matter what, no backing down. If one of us wins, we're giving Lillian the crown,'" Martinez told NBCDFW.

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    In order to get Skinner down to the field during the crowning ceremony, the friends told the school's principal, Lorimer Arendse, about their plans. Then the winner was announced, and Alvarez was crowned the queen. Moments later, Alvarez placed the crown on Skinner. "I was like, 'Wow,

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  • There's no shortage of tear-jerking commercials on the Web, and the two ads we are featuring are no different. The theme today is motherhood, both before and after a baby is born.

    The first stars real-life celebrity couple Dax Shepard and a pregnant Kristen Bell in an ad for Samsung's Galaxy Tab S. The spot shows that you can go about your daily life without stepping away from the precious tablet. But the real reason to love the spot is that it shows the adorable relationship between Shepard and Bell. It's gotten more than 9 million views on YouTube so far, and we can't stop watching it over and over again.

    Next up is a Pampers commercial out of Japan. In it, new moms are seen bringing their 1-year-old bundles of joy to the doctor for their one-year checkup. The moms, who don't look as if they know they are being filmed, share their concerns and questions with the doctor. (Hint: If you don't speak Japanese, turn on the closed-captioning option on the YouTube page.)

    Then, while they are

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  • Litter is an eyesore that most people would rather live without. It's especially galling to see someone in broad daylight toss a piece of trash on the ground. Apparently, this occurrence happens often enough in Russia that one GoPro-toting citizen decided to become a vigilante, of sorts.

    In a video shot using her helmet cam, a woman on a motorcycle rides around city streets sticking it to litterbugs — literally. She spots one person throwing a bit of trash out a car window. The woman picks up the trash, swiftly catches up with the person, and delivers the item back, which is usually greeted with fury from the driver. The video is called, naturally, "Elusive Girl on a Motorcycle Against Debris."

    Some of the recipients of her ire fare better than others. While one person is covered in mostly solid garbage, another gets a lapful of liquid, after which he indicates his displeasure. Commenters have expressed varied reactions, from being outraged to loving her actions, and some have called

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  • If you're a fan of Uber as well as of electronic dance music, we have just the story for you. The wildly popular driver-on-demand app has taken over the world (it's in more than 205 cities), and one of its newest drivers got a lot of attention recently. Seen in a video on Uber's YouTube page, superfamous electric house music producer Deadmau5 got behind the wheel of his $300,000 McLaren 650S and spent the night picking up fans in Toronto to promote the app's low-cost alternative UberX service.

    Most people would probably recognize DeadMau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, in his typical mouse-head ensemble. When lucky riders got DeadMau5 as their driver, his famous symbol popped up on their app. On Sept. 10 he tweeted to his fans that he was working for Uber in downtown Toronto, and the rest is history. A pretty ingenious marketing move — we can't wait to see which celeb gets behind the Uber wheel next. Jerry Seinfeld would be a good pick, and he has a lot of cars to choose from.

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