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These Notes From Third Graders Will Make You Cry! See What #IWishMyTeacherKnew HERE!

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These are amazing and heartbreaking at the same time!

Third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz was having a tough time.

Though she loved teaching, she couldn't help but see just how many of her students come from underprivileged homes — environments she wasn't familiar with.

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So she came up with a project: the kids write a note beginning with "I Wish My Teacher Knew…" and go from there. They could even turn them in anonymously.

The notes were full of sweet honesty and sad truths — so much so that when Ms Schwartz shared them on Twitter with the hashtag #iwishmyteacherknew, they immediately went viral.

Ch-ch-check out the pics (above) to read some of the most affecting ones — but get a tissue handy.

[Image via Twitter.]

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Late North Carolina Basketball Coach Dean Smith Leaves Money In His Will For EVERY Letterman Who Ever Played For Him!

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Dean Smith left a special gift behind for his basketball players!

This February, the sports world lost a true legend when iconic North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at 83 years old.

However, his former players are learning today that the bond they shared with their coach is still alive and well.

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Before he died, Coach Smith wanted to make sure his players (specifically his lettermen players) knew how much they meant to him, so he made sure to leave them a little present in his will!

So what exactly did he leave them? Well, Dean made sure a letter was sent to 180 of his former players containing a check for $200 and a note to "enjoy a dinner out"!

Awwwww! How sweet is that!!

Former UNC player Jim Dempsey posted a picture of the letter he and many others received this morning, and we're sure more than a few players were fighting back some waterworks when this came in the mail!

See the whole note (below)!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Wii Can Do It! Nintendo Celebrates Women's History Month With Rosie The Riveter Video Game Posters!

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Girl power meets Nintendo Power!

The video game company is celebrating Women's History Month by posing several of its classic characters as Rosie the Riveter!

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For you kids out there, Rosie the Riveter may sound like someone you could choose to play in Mario Kart, but she's actually the character portrayed in the classic "We Can Do It!" posters!

The female empowerment icon was created during WWII as women took on many jobs traditionally worked by men while they were away at war.

Sure, those jobs didn't include hunting down Metroids or exploding on cue, but what the heck! Anything that sheds more light on equality — especially for the Wii demographic!

Nice job, Nintendo! See the rest of the ladies (above)!

[Image via Nintendo.]

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Amy Poehler Is Honored With Harvard's Hasty Pudding Award — But A Roast Of The Quick-Thinking Comedian Totally Backfires!

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No one is more deserving of pudding than Amy Poehler! Oh, or awards!

The Parks And Recreation star was this year's recipient of the Hasty Pudding Award from Harvard University's theatrical department on Thursday!

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Amy didn't dress in drag like last year's winner Neil Patrick Harris, but she did allow the Hasty Pudding Theatricals to roast her.

Unfortunately for the students, you don't kid a kidder!

When Amy finally gave her acceptance speech, she zinged them right back, saying:

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Jessica Chastain Admits She Dropped Out Of High School!

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School ain't for everybody!

Such was the case with Jessica Chastain, who for the past four years has been killin' it with critically lauded performances in award winning films such as The Hurt Locker and most recently, A Most Violent Year.

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However, the 37-year-old recently opened up about her troublesome high school years.

She confesses:

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CRINGE! Parents Explain To Their Kids Where Babies Come From! Did YOU Know It's Not The Butt?

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Wow. Awkward. So sooooo awkward.

When it comes to important parent-child conversations, none is more dreaded than explaining the facts of life, the birds and the bees, the horizontal hustle.

It must be pretty uncomfortable for everyone involved, though we're still having trouble deciding who it's worse for… the kids or the parents. Or us!!

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Several families were filmed for this video and each one takes a different approach to making their kids feel super awkward giving "the talk."

These kids have the cutest reactions, from confusion and silliness all the way to mortification.

Check out the video (below) to see some seriously cringe-worthy family conversations.

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If You Though Nicki Minaj Was Sassy Now, Wait Until You See This Clip Of Her Acting In High School!

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Nicki Minaj has been the Queen of Sass since high school!

To say Nicki Minaj is one of the sassiest divas on the planet would be a HUGE understatement!

But the truth is, this is nothing new! In fact, she's pretty much been this way her whole life!

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Don't believe us? Well, a new clip has surfaced showing Nicki acting in a very dramatic scene in high school, and let's just say that aside from her signature curves, not much has changed over the years!

Seriously, Nicki gets so worked up she almost injures her classmate! Now THAT'S getting into character!

Ch-ch-check out the clip (below)!

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