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Finally!! First Cat Cafe Coming To America!! MEOW!

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The first cat cafe is finally coming to America! Everyone get to the Bay Area... NOW!

The San Francisco Bay Area is literally the luckiest place on the face of the earth right now.

Because they're going to be getting the first (and second) cat cafes in the U.S. of A!!

A cat cafe is literally what it sounds like… a coffee house with

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Meditation Helps Rough San Francisco Schools Find Their Happy Place!

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Have you had your daily dose of "om" today? Because according to these San Francisco schools, it can make a HUGE difference in your life!

Visitacion Valley Middle School first adopted the Quiet Time program in 2007, which gives students two meditation breaks per day to try and clear their minds! The school, which is situated in one of the roughest neighborhoods in the city, has seen DRASTIC improvements since then!

In just the first year of the program alone, the school saw a 45% drop in suspensions and it now has one of the lowest suspension rates in the city! Attendance is also up to 98%, grades have skyrocketed since then, and perhaps most importantly of all, the youngsters tested as the happiest students in the city — most of which is attributed to a major drop in their stress levels!

Superintendent Richard Carranza, one of the program's biggest supporters, believes more schools should adopt Quiet Time, and he says the results definitely don't lie:

"The research is showing big effects on students' performance. Our new accountability standards, which we're developing in tandem with the other big California districts, emphasize the importance of social-emotional factors in improving kids' lives, not just academics. That's where Quiet Time can have a major impact, and I'd like to see it expand well beyond a handful of schools."

So far, only a few schools in San Francisco have adopted the program, but all of them have seen amazing results across the board!

In fact, the California Achievement Test showed that twice as many students in the Quiet Time program proved to be proficient in english than those who weren't in the program, and the numbers were even bigger when it came to math!

Overall, it looks like the program has definitely led to a huge emotional improvement in these students which has in turn had a huge effect on their grades!

So the real question is, why aren't more schools doing it? It definitely can't hurt!

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One Direction, Paul Walker & So Many More Appear In Google's Heartwarming Annual Zeitgeist, Here's To 2013!!

This is so AH-MAZING & inspirational!

Google has created an incredible video for their annual zeitgeist, aka the recap of their most searched cultural topics, and when you watch it you'd seriously better have your tissues handy!

The video includes some of the year's biggest events including some heartbreaking losses (like Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker), Kate Middleton & Prince William introducing Prince George to the world, and incredible inspirational events like Batkid's day in San Francisco and Malala Yousafzai's AH-Mazing words of courage!

The video also shows glimpses of One Direction, David Beckham, Daniel Day Lewis, and so many other moments from 2013 that deserve to be relived!

So DEFINITELY ch-ch-check out the video (above) with your tissues at the ready!!!

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The Batkid Rises Trailer Will Melt Your Cold Hearts

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Miles Scott flew into our hearts like a hero bat fluttering around a dark cave, just to bring us into the light!

We all know the story — a 5 years old, Miles is a Leukemia survivor, and more importantly, Batkid!

If nobody was going to forget him before, they sure as hell can't now! Someone went and created a big-screen trailer recapping his heroic efforts to save the city of San Francisco!

He took on the Riddler and saved the city from certain destruction… while restoring the faith in humanity for people all around the globe!

Ch-ch-check out the epicness of his journey (below)! Chills!

[Image via Make A Wish.]

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Sean Penn Slams Fan's Phone After He Tries Taking A Photo! Find Out About His Freak Out HERE!

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Sean Penn may have crossed the thin red line when dealing with a fan!

Sean was at the Lobby Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco when a fan tried to take a photo of him!

According to a witness, Sean decided to go Kanye all over the amateur photographer, ran after him, grabbed his phone, and slammed it to the ground!

Too bad for Penn, you can't erase your actions! The fan not only left his phone, and heart, in San Francisco, he had Sean yell at him:

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Ben Affleck & Christian Bale Praise BatKid, Calling Him The "Best Batman Ever!"

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Who doesn’t love BatKid?!?

After seeing what this AH-mazing kid got to do on Friday, past and future Batmen spoke up about how much they love Miles, a child with leukemia who had San Francisco turned into Gotham City for him last Friday.

The future Bruce Wayne, Ben Affleck, was quick to tweet and said:

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San Francisco Transforms Into Gotham City As Thousands Grant One Child's Wish To Be BatKid!!!

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Talk about a dream come true!

When a five-year-old boy with leukemia named Miles was asked to make a wish - the little one needed no time to think of an answer.

His wish was to become BatKid, and so the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked the citizens of San Francisco to help them make this amazing little guy's dreams a reality.

And boy did they respond!

Today, the entire city of San Francisco transformed into a crime ridden Gotham City, and Mayor Ed Lee knows only one kid for the case — BatKid!!!

Here are some of the activities the city has planned for BatKid to tackle:

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Batkid on the cover of Gotham City Chronicle!