Monday, August 10th, 2009 | 3:56 pm | Administrator

Happy National S’mores Day

Believe it! Today is supposedly National S’mores Day.

Even if it’s not, let’s just go ahead and celebrate this wonderful campfire, summertime treat. Just do it. Go home and grill a marshmallow over the grill and put together your graham cracker sandwich of joy.

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Friday, April 10th, 2009 | 3:27 pm | Administrator

Another Drive Thru NICE in WI

Yet another NICE encounter at a drive-thru window in Oceola, WI.

This has to be the most common NICE topic found in letters to the editor pages nationwide. Could you imagine not only getting a yummy order of McDonald’s fries only to find out it’s free? Holy cow. Unreal.

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Friday, April 10th, 2009 | 3:23 pm | Administrator

British NICE

Check out ARK (Acts of Random Kindness), a polo shirt company in the UK dedicated to making the world a better place:

Cool upstart. All the best!

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 | 8:51 am | Administrator


Go and vote today! Exercise those democracy muscles.

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Friday, July 4th, 2008 | 10:25 am | Administrator

Happy 4th to all you hot dog crazies

Look at this astounding chart from Flowing Data showing the spike in consumed hot dogs (+buns) at the Nathan’s Hot Dog annual 4th of July hot dog eating contest in the 2000s. Who will win this year? I hear Kobayashi san is on a mission…

Nathan's Hot Dog 4th of July Eating Contest Winners Through the Years

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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 | 12:10 am | Administrator

Pitt Jolie and a Cool Mil

Missourian, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie made a $1 million gift through their foundation (apparently called the Jolie-Pitt Foundation) to help kids in war-torn Iraq. The money will be distributed by the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, an initiative that was launched at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative and co-chaired by Jolie.

The money will be divided between the Armed Services YMCA Operation
Hero Program
, which provides military children with counseling and
educational support; Women for Women International, which will provide
books, school supplies and other basic necessities to Iraqi women and
children; the International Rescue Committee, which will repair three
schools and offer classes for more than 2,500 students; and, which will give school uniforms and learning materials to more than 2,000 displaced Iraqi kids.

Jolie-Pitt Foundation donates $1 mil to Iraqi kids – Yahoo! News

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Thursday, June 26th, 2008 | 11:22 pm | Administrator

New Jersey Women’s Giving Circle Puts Up $100,000

Women United in Philanthropy, New Jersey’s first
women’s giving circle has announced the availability of up to $100,000
in grant funding for Bergen County programs serving women. The
deadline for applications is July 15, 2008.

Leader Newspapers- Women Philanthropists announce $100,000 grant opportunity

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Thursday, June 26th, 2008 | 5:23 pm | Administrator


Read this article highlighting the pleasant trend of couch surfing, a network (a non-profit org, actually) of nice folks around the world who have a couch open to friendly road warriors. See the link below and also visit

Here’s their mission statement:

“CouchSurfing seeks to internationally network people and places,
create educational exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread
tolerance, and facilitate cultural understanding.”

The Free Press, Mankato, MN – Couchsurfers rely on kindness of strangers

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Thursday, June 26th, 2008 | 3:51 pm | Administrator

Hillary: Thanks Barack

Now this is a nice deed. Barack Obama is going to help his arch democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to repay her campaign debts by asking his top donors to put up the money for this pledge.

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 | 2:20 pm | Administrator

Up and “app” ‘em

NICE is exploring new worlds.

We’re in the midst of building some simple web apps and gadgets to bring us fully into the 2.0 world.

Any helpers out there? Let us know if you’d be interested in helping / guiding / supporting / cheer leading us in this endeavor.

Aloha, D.

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