Deer Photobomb Creates Magical Wedding Images


Photo credit: Ian Christmann

(PCM) Well after the formal wedding party pictures has already been taken and the newlywed bride and groom were sitting down to enjoy their first meal, wedding photographer Ian Christmann noticed something magical happening in the wooded area outside of the venue.

What Christmann noticed was a herd of deer emerging from the woods and not wanting to miss the opportunity for some truly magical shots, he urged the couple, Erik Fix and Lauren Ruff, to put down their forks and come outside to take just a few more photos.

The end result was something straight out of a fairy tale. Christmann was amazed at just how close they were able to get to the deer and at one point there is a shot where all of the deer are looking up at the camera at the very same time!

Christmann’s photos of the couple with the deer have since gone viral after his brother decided to post the images up on Reddit. For the record, Christmann claims that none of the photos have been at all retouched and the only thing added in was a bit of color correction.

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Church Hands Over $160,000 To Its’ Parishioners


(PCM) Due to a decades old real estate deal, the non-denominational LaSalle Street Church in Chicago recently came into quite a bit of money. We are talking about $1.6 million and the pastor was having a very hard time deciding what to do with all of the extra funds.

She recently reached a decision to give about 10% of the money, which equaled out to be about $160,000, to the parishioners of the church themselves. The church has about 320 active members, as well as, some regular attendees and each person was cut a check for the amount of about $500 to spend or invest however they wished.

The pastor told the local news that the move just “felt right” and the parishioners were urged to pay it forward. The church still has an additional $1.4 million that they can invest or donate and are currently trying to decide on a cause they see fit. Some parishioners are suggesting health clinics and others feel it should be used for college funds.

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There Are More Singles In America Now Than Ever Before


(PCM) Recently, Pew Research Center published a study that reveals that the number of people who are single in America has reached an all time high.

The study, which collected census date, revealed that by the time that young adults of today reach their mid-40 to mid-50’s a whopping 25 percent will have never been married. Looking back to the year 1960 that same number was on 10 percent, showing that there has been a steady up rise in the single lifestyle over years.

The data shows that if this trend continues that number will continue to climb and by the year 2030, it will be the highest number of single recorded in “modern history”. The current number equals out to be about 42 million people in the U.S. who are currently single.

One of the key findings of the study revealed the financial security was one of the most significant hurdles that kept young adults from taking the leap into marriage. Unemployment rates continue to be at an all time high and many people continue the everyday struggle just to make ends meet. Sadly, the idea of marriage takes a backseat to many other issues that young adults face in everyday life.

Another finding was that young adults do not put the same value into marriage as there was in the past. Young adults claimed to have priorities that they felt were more important and others simply said that they have yet to find what they are truly looking for in a spouse.


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Soda Manufacturers Reveal A Pledge To Cut Calories By 20 Percent


(PCM) Major soda manufacturers Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi have recently revealed a pledge to cut down calories in their famous drinks.

One of the major reasons that health conscious people stay away from a variety of carbonated beverages is due to their incredibly high calorie count.

Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo Inc, and Dr.Pepper Snapple Group Inc. have pledged to consumers that they will cut the calorie count in their beverages by 20 percent by the year 2025. It is the companies goal to assist with the ongoing issues of not only obesity, but both diabetes and heart disease as well.

The pledge was revealed at theĀ 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York. The companies will expand their low calorie and zero calorie drink options, as well as sell drinks in smaller portions and clearly mark calorie counts on their products.

The first cities in the country to see these manufacturing changes will be Little Rock, AK and Los Angeles, CA and the initiative will slowly spread out across the nation over time. Health advocates are dismissing the companies pledge as nothing more than a marketing ploy as they claim that there has already been a significant decline in the consumption of high calorie beverages over the years, however there are others that are incredibly excited that the beverages companies are beginning to step up and tackle this issue head on.

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Chinese Noodle Vendor Laces His Famous Noodles With Drugs


(PCM) A noodle vendor inĀ China was recently apprehended and charged with knowingly serving drug-laced noodles to his customers.The man admitted to using powdered poppy plant to season his dishes and the idea was to keep his customers coming back for more.

The vendor purchased about 2kg of the powdered poppy plant back in August for the price of about one hundred dollars. He added the substances to his noodles to make them taste better and of course grow his business.

The plot may have gone on undetected for quite some time, however recently a young man was stopped by the police as he was driving his vehicle. They tested him for drugs and discovered that he had opiates in his system. The drug test was taken not long after he had consumed a bowl of the opium-laced noodles.

The young man was held by police on the drug charges for 15 days and then when he was released to his family they explained to the police that they had eaten at the same restaurant as well and all tested positive for opium-use.

The noodle vendor is not the first case of drug-laced food to pop up in China, however autorities

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