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Malala Yousafzai is an extremely active advocate for women's education, she's survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, she was a Nobel Peace Prize candidate…
…and she's only 16 years old!
Now, she can add "Interviewed with Jon Stewart" to her impressive resume, although Jon made it very clear that if anyone was impressed during the interview, it was him.
When asked on The Daily Show how she reacted upon learning that the Taliban wanted her dead, Malala gave a response that stunned the host:
"I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, 'If he comes, what would you do Malala?' then I would reply to myself, 'Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.' But then I said, 'If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.' Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that 'I even want education for your children as well.' And I will tell him, 'That's what I want to tell you, now do what you want.'"
It's no surprise that after this response, Jon totally wanted to adopt her! If that doesn't work out, we totally call next!
We're so proud of you, Malala! Keep up on being the change you wish to see in the world!
Zachary Quinto is one talented hunk of a man!
He's also one brave guy, with the courage to face many obstacles.
He wasn't going to let a little rain stop him from walking his adorbz pups through the West Village in NYC.
Slick side walks? Good shoes, no worries.
Chilly weather?? Long sleeve shirt and hat, no fear.
Manly swagger?? You better believe it!!
Way to be a man and take your doggies on a pee pee adventure even though the sky was peeing! LOLz!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
Two days after bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finishing line — killing 3 and reportedly injuring nearly 200 — Michelle Obama took some time out of her visit to a U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD to address the horrific incident.
Watch the FLOTUS' inspiring, optimistic words (above).
Not only does Michelle send her condolences to all those hurt — physically and emotionally — by the explosions, she also emphasizes the fact that when abhorrent things like this happen in America, we are reminded of our nation's bravery and selflessness.
Props! Props to the First Lady!
That's one special dog!
A dog named Mole will receive the Heroic Mutt Award from PETA after it rescued a man trapped between two boulders.
The dog was walking with its owner when it the mutt began pulling and whining towards something.
Later, Mole's owner found a hiker who had been trapped in the crevice for almost 4-6 days!
Here's what PETA said in a statement:
"Dogs are more than our best friends - as Mole demonstrated, they're our family members, our protectors, and our heroes. PETA hopes that Mole's tenacity and care will inspire anyone looking for a dog to head to an animal shelter - they're full of lovable, wonderful mutts just like Mole."
Luckily the man that Mole found is expected to make a full recovery!
Check more out about the story by watching the video (above) !!!
If not for the quick-thinking and bravery of Kaitlin Roig, there is a very real possibility the unfathomable casualty count at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday could have been even higher.
When the shooting began, the lovely young first-grade teacher quickly ushered her 15 students into the classroom closet and urged them to be quiet.
In an interview chilling enough to make even the most world-weary cynic cry, Diane Sawyer discusses with Kaitlin (above) the unforgettable moments between when Adam Lanza fired his first gunshots and when the police arrived to safely lead her children outside.
This shooting was masterminded by one heinous villain, but, as details from this tragedy slowly come into focus, we're realizing Newtown, Connecticut is a community filled with dozens of astonishing heroes.
We honor the courage and selflessness of those teachers, administrators, first responders, and classmates who helped prevent even more parents from burying their children this week.
It's true, and Madonna's words were beautiful and they helped empower Ellen to be confident in who she was — to ignore the pangs of uncertainty of whether or not people were going to accept her. The important thing was that Ellen not deprive the world of who she truly was.
In this clip from Ellen's interview with Madonna, Madonna actually doesn't say a word — she just confirms everything that Ellen relays to the world.
We are moved. Are U?
P.S. We're sure nobody can boo her for saying these things!