1-Year-Old Prince Louis Is Finally Walking! See The Adorable Photos

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Looks like Prince Louis is finally walking and it’s been captured on video for all adoring onlookers to see! In new photos and videos, Louis is seeing marching around in Kate Middleton’s “Back to Nature” garden, which is a woodland-themed garden in partnership with designers Andrée Davies and Adam White.

She has been working on the garden in an effort to create a fun environment for families to experience the benefits of nature together.

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Prince Louis walking / Matt Porteous/PA

In the photos, we can see the whole family having a great time together including Kate, Prince William, and the kids, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Louis. As part of the big reveal of the garden, the kids were adventuring and exploring the area together, and Prince Louis made it his mission to do the same!

Loius was sporting his brother’s striped hand-me-down shorts from Spanish brand Neck and Neck and he was also spotted on the swing which Kate enjoyed just a few days prior when she was giving a sneak peek into the garden.

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Kate Middleton and Prince Louis / Matt Porteous/PA

In other photos, we can see that siblings George and Charlotte were dressed in an H&M polo shirt, and a floral dress by Rachel Riley respectively. They were also pictured dipping their toes into the creek that runs through the garden.

Kate is allegedly known to escape the commotion of Royal life by visiting the garden and enjoying the tranquility of the natural environment. “Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me, as a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish,” Kate said in a letter last year.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Prince George and Princess Charlotte / Matt Porteous/PA

Kate has also revealed that her youngest child has been “keeping her on her toes.” She humorously says, “I turned around the other day and he was at the top of the slide — I had no idea!”

It’s no wonder that little Prince Louis is keeping the Royal parents on their toes when he’s on his own toes himself! Louis is looking so adorable in the photos!

Prince William in the garden with his family
Prince William in the garden with his family / Matt Porteous/PA

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Check out the full video below of Prince Louis walking and the rest of his family exploring Kate Middleton’s garden, while she discusses the importance of outdoor nature time for young children:

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There Are Actually Benefits To Taking Social Security Checks At 62

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Many Americans eagerly await their FRA (their full retirement age) to retire and start collecting those Social Security checks. When you reach your full retirement age (based on your birth year), you can apply for retirement benefits and start collecting the checks you have earned after paying Social Security taxes for decades.

Many have to wait until they are 66 or 67 years old, or even older. But, you can apply as early as 62 years old. While many try to wait to retire as long as possible to collect the most money, sometimes it does make sense to just start collecting at 62. Even though the checks will be smaller, it can be a great idea for many people to retire and start collecting Social Security at 62 years old. Here are some of the benefits:

1. There may be no real benefits to waiting

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Social Security / Wikimedia Commons

When you delay receiving Social Security, you might be getting bigger checks, but you will likely get fewer of them. According to the Social Security Administration, “If you live to the average life expectancy for someone your age, you will receive about the same amount in lifetime benefits no matter whether you choose to start receiving benefits at age 62, full retirement age, age 70 or any age in between.”

If you feel like you will live longer than average, or simply don’t really want to retire yet, it may be worth it to wait. Otherwise, go ahead and start getting those checks!

2. If you need the money, don’t feel bad about collecting at 62

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Retirement / Flickr

If you or your spouse has run into some health issues, you’ve been let go from your job before retirement, or you simply need some extra money each month, it may be worth it to start getting Social Security. According to recent surveys, many Americans have not saved up nearly enough money to retire once they hit the retirement age.

3. If you’re ready to enjoy retirement now

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Retirees on a beach walk / Max Pixel

If you’re stuck in a job you hate and dream of retirement, you may just want to retire at 62 and start collecting benefits. Retiring earlier has lots of benefits, including that you will be younger and possibly healthier and able to enjoy more activities.

Before you decide to retire and collect your Social Security early, check in with a professional to decide on the best action plan for you and your family.

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A Texas School Is Reintroducing Cursive Writing To Elementary Curriculum

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Remember when you had to learn cursive writing in elementary school? I sure do! I still write in cursive to this day. However, many elementary schools have ousted it from their curriculum in recent years. Now, a Texas school is one of the many reintroducing those educational standards to the elementary curriculum. They will be officially starting any time between and 2020.

According to the updated Texas Education Code, public school students will be expected to “write complete words, thoughts, and answers legibly in cursive writing leaving appropriate spaces between words.”

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Writing in cursive / Silverline Montessori

Additionally, fourth-graders will be expected to “write legibly in cursive to complete assignments,” and it will be a mandatory requirement for fifth-graders.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency spoke to CNN about the school’s curriculum. She says that the standards for cursive have been part of the state’s curriculum for years, but will now be putting a much heavier emphasis on it. The added emphasis is in part with a proven study that shows a positive correlation between handwriting and memory.

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Child writing in cursive / TheSchoolRun

According to Houston Public Media, “Studies have shown [it] to improve brain development in the areas of thinking, language and working memory as well as stimulating the brain.” Katrina Erickson, of curriculum provider Learning Without Tears, goes into more detail on the study.

“Writing by hand helps to tie that content to their memory for faster, more efficient and stable recall later on.” Nay Roach, a fourth-grade teacher at Sam Houston Elementary School, has been outspoken in his support for the curriculum changes, even though some have been in disagreement. “I’m from the old school, but with government documents and contracts and things like that, you need your cursive signature,” he says.

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Learning how to write in cursive / San Diego County News Center

Another Texas resident also agreed with the new education standards, pointing out that cursive is often used by institutions to detect irregularities. Mark Brassfield said, “Everybody writes cursive differently from others and that’s how they detect problems.”

Since the year 2016, 18 U.S. states total have reintroduced cursive handwriting into their educational curriculums. 14 of those states are located in the south.

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Learning to write in cursive / Montessori Rocks

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Take a look at the video below from 2014, which shows why many schools stopped teaching cursive, why some schools still hang onto it, and some history behind it:

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See This Street-Legal Version Of The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car

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You likely remember riding around in that red and yellow Little Tikes Cozy Coupe car. If you didn’t, surely your children or grandchildren have been seen riding around in one. The first one came out in 1979 and these “cars” have been a very popular toy for decades.

The design is actually based on Fred Flinstone’s vehicle in The Flintstones and the Volkswagen Beetle. I can definitely see features of both in this iconic toy car! The Cozy Coupe was designed by Jim Mariol, who had previously worked for Chrysler.

See the adult size version of the Cozy Coupe

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Little Tikes Cozy Coupes / eBay

A man named John Bitmead decided that he wanted to build an adult size version that you could actually drive around in! He even made it street legal so he could drive it around and eventually sell it on eBay. It is just like a regular car.

You have to gas it up, and it has lights, airbags, mirrors, and everything you need to be able to drive it on the roads.

Here’s how much it cost to create

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Seats / eBay

Reportedly, it took John over $6,500 to create this version of the Cozy Coupe. It also took him about 1,000 hours to build it and make sure everything was perfect. It would be no easy feat to re-create this toy car for an adult, much less make it street legal!

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Door open and gas cap / eBay

A few years after he built it, he decided to sell it on eBay. For the two years that John drove it, he drove it around and covered over 5,000 miles! He drove it around to charity events and used the vehicle to raise money for charity. The money went to children’s charities. How sweet is that?

John admits that this car isn’t the fastest, but it wasn’t meant to be a race car! Can you imagine seeing this car on the roads? That would be so crazy to see! We bet that he took a lot of photos with people and the car.

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Adult sized Cozy Coupe / eBay

No word on who actually purchased the car on eBay, but we hope that they are enjoying the nostalgic car and using it to raise money for charity as John did!

What do you think about a man building an adult-sized replica of the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe? Would you want to purchase one if you had the chance?

If you enjoyed this article, please SHARE with your friends and family who would love to own this or just might have some good memories of the toy version!

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Update On The Cafeteria Worker Who Was Fired For Providing Student With Free Meal

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Recently a story about a New Hampshire high school cafeteria worked surfaced. The employee claims that she was fired because she gave a student a free lunch who was hungry and did not have the funds to pay that day. However, the food vendor has some mixed messages to say about the incident.

Bonnie Kimball worked for Fresh Picks Cafe (Cafe Services, Inc.). They are hired by the school district. The company first denied that she was fired, saying that they would never fire an employee because they provided lunch to a student. However, the next day, the company issued a statement that said: “an unnamed employee was terminated for violating school and company policy.” Hm…

Learn more about what the company said to Bonnie

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Bonnie Kimball / Bonnie Kimball

Apparently, the company offered to rehire Bonnie, provide her back pay and work on changing their policies. She refused the offer and said that she does not want to work for a company that would fire her for giving a student a free lunch. She believes the company just wanted to keep its contract with the school district after the incident went public and people were outraged.

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Cafeteria prep / Joint Base San Antonio

According to Fox News, the school district in question said, “it talked with the company about the firing and that it would review its food service policies to ensure conflicts between the district and its vendors don’t come up in the future. It also said it requested the right to be released from its contract with the company next year, which would open the process to other bidders.”

Bonnie said that after she was fired she received a letter explaining why they fired her. It read: “This is in strict violation of our Cash Handling Procedures, the School Charge Policy and Federal Regulation governing free meals.”

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Cafeteria food line / Wikipedia

Craziest part? The student actually paid the bill the next day. Bonnie knew the student and knew the mother would have come in and paid the bill, but she didn’t want to bother her during the day. She knew the bill would get paid the very next day, which is just another reason she gave the student a free lunch that day.

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Lunch lady / Robins Air Force Base

What a shame! We hope that no more incidents like this happen in schools, especially when the student can pay the bill the very next day. We hope that Bonnie finds a new job that will treat her better.

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11 Photos That Show At 73 Years Old, Cher Still Looks Beautiful And Isn’t Ashamed

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Today is Cher’s birthday and she turns 73 years old, but she looks beautiful as ever! One thing that certainly hasn’t changed about her is her larger-than-life outfits and her shameless confidence as she continues to flaunt them around today.

With The Cher Show succeeding on Broadway, she must be taken back to her past of flashy and some revealing outfits that make her yearn for yesteryear. Take a look at some of these photos of Cher throughout the years that show how beautiful she still looks even today!

1967

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Sonny and Cher in 1967 / AP

The photo above details Sonny and Cher arriving for the mod party and preview of The President’s Analyst hosted by Paramount and James Coburn Dec. 13th, 1967.

1976

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Cher and her son / AP

Cher holding her 4-month-old son, Elijah Blue Allman, during a scene from her Christmas show taped in Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 9th, 1976.

1982

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Cher in 1982 / AP

The cast of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean celebrate the debut of the play backstage at New York’s Martin Beck Theatre, Thursday night, Feb. 19th, 1982.

1986

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Cher in 1986 / AP/Reed Saxon

Recognize this flashy outfit? This photo depicts Cher in Los Angeles for the 58th annual Academy Awards ceremony, March 25th, 1986.

1992

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Cher in 1992 / AP/Gill Allen

The photo above shows Cher performing at London’s Wembley Arena on May 5th, 1992.

1998

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Cher in 1998 / AP/Chris Pizzello

Another Cher outfit favorite, Cher arrives at the 70th Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 23rd, 1998.

Read onto the NEXT page for more stunning photos of Cher throughout the years…

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