Hairdresser spends weekends giving remarkable, ego-boosting transformations to NYC homeless

August 21, 2014 | 8 comments

On a trip to his native Philippines, New York hairdresser Mark Bustos offered haircuts to street kids and discovered a very fulfilling way to give back using his skills. “The feeling was so rewarding,” he says, “I decided to bring the positive energy back to New York City.”

And that’s exactly what he’s done. On most Sundays, he puts together a minimal, portable salon and takes it out onto the streets where he offers free stylings to anyone who needs them and can’t afford to get trimmed on their own.

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Beyond simply providing a basic grooming necessity, Bustos’s haircuts improve life on a deeper level. He explains…

I do believe people with a proper, professional haircut receive more respect than those who do not have a proper haircut. Having a proper haircut also gives the recipient much more confidence.

The transformation in appearance he provides is often wonderfully substantial…

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Jesus takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014 | No comments

With each celebrity that participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge the bar gets raised both for how famous the next participant will be and how crazy their version of the Challenge will be.

Here’s Jesus’ submission. He’s eager to see who is going to top it…

Adorably distressed boy thinks daddy really took his ear

August 19, 2014 | No comments

We all know that dads don’t actually take their kids’ ears and noses. But this kid doesn’t…

Laugh with outrage as John Oliver rips into the Ferguson police and their stupid toys

August 18, 2014 | No comments

Whether or not you’ve been following the tragic news out of Ferguson, Missouri, John Oliver’s informative overview of the events leading up to where we are today will leave you laughing, crying, and outraged…

(Some NSFW language)

One tiny Japanese driving habit that could end road rage in America. Why don’t we do this?

August 18, 2014 | 27 comments

As you’re driving along a busy road, assuming you’re not overly aggressive, there is a lot of give and take with other vehicles. Sometimes you’re letting them in, sometimes they’re letting you in. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a conventional way to signal, “Hey, thanks, friend!” that was a little bit more visible (and common) than a wave?

In Japan there is…

(via Digg)

Now… How do we get this trend started here in the states?

Angry little girl chooses dignified note to her disappointing parents over tantrum

August 15, 2014 | No comments

In an impressive display of self-control, young Chloe opted against pitching a fit when she was mad at her parents recently. Instead, she simply shamed them with her profound maturity…

Politely Angry Note

(via Reddit)

Hopefully, Chloe’s parents can get their act together and improve their behavior.

Selfless young entrepreneur puts his own goals on hold, saves for a year to shock his mom

August 12, 2014 | 2 comments

He’s on a quest to become a millionaire by age 25, but Corey Wadden isn’t just looking out for himself. Raised in a coal mining family with an alcoholic father, Corey watched his mom make countless sacrifices for him growing up and is working to earn enough to let her retire by 50.

But retirement isn’t everything. Corey’s mom has always wanted a classic Saab, so the young entrepreneur tracked down the exact model she wants on eBay, and then saved up for it for a year.

Her reaction is priceless…

(via VVV)

Grandchild chooses sweetest possible gift for her grieving grandpa. He is overwhelmed…

August 12, 2014 | 2 comments

85-year-old François Vermeir lost his wife of 63 years just two weeks ago. Four months earlier, his dog also passed away. To help him cope with his grief and loneliness, Vermeir’s family got him a new friend that his young granddaughter picked out just for him…

(via MWT)