Summer internships on Wall Street can be difficult to snag, especially if you aren't related to one of the firm's senior executives.
But as an unnamed college student has proved, the really honest approach to job seeking can also work. His cover letter, in which he admits he has "no unbelievably special skills or genius eccentricities" and says he "no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes or picking up laundry," was immediately passed around the boutique investment bank he had applied, where it was praised as an instant classic.
Superheroes are often used to cheer up kids who've been confined to the hospital. And while costumed do-gooders are always appreciated, a Pittsburgh-area window washing company thought of a novel way to make the experience even more memorable.
Language teacher Maria C. Waltherr-Willard suffers from pedophobia, which means she is afraid of young children. When the 61-year-old is in the presence of the little tykes she experiences symptoms which include anxiety, chest pains and vomiting.
Like they typically do, Budweiser will be featuring their famous Clydesdales in one of their 2013 Super Bowl commercials. We're still not quite sure what they signify. (Budweiser: so good even a giant horse will drink it?)
Feng's son Xiao had been a good student with a promising future. But according to Feng, who lives with his son in China, Xiao got really into video games in high school and his obsession was such that he hadn't found a job or moved out of the house by 23.
Back in 2009, when Evan was seven, his family adopted a cat named Macha from City Kitties, an animal rescue in Philadelphia. The boy immediately took to the feline, and to show City Kitties his appreciation for his new pet, he wrote them a nice handwritten thank you note which included a $46.75 donation that he had saved up from his allowance.
Back when Facebook was just about college students and the recently graduated it was great for getting back in touch with high school friends that you had lost contact with for a few years. But now that everybody and their grandmother is on the social network, the reunions Facebook enables have started to become really impressive.
Peter Welsh and Dwayne Doolan really wanted to steal some jewels on New Year's Eve. So the Australians first threw spark plugs at the windows of Wrights Classique Jewellers in Queensland in hopes that would break them in. When that didn't work, they tried to barge in through the back door -- only to find themselves in the neighboring Animal Welfare League.
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