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Why buying The Big Issue was better than winning the lottery

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Why buying The Big Issue was better than winning the lottery

That one decision, to reach out kindly, changed my path forever.

It led me to start We Make Good Happen, originally to demonstrate to my son Alby the power of kindness and being a good role model, but it quickly grew and became a group, because people wanted to help and get involved.

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I started with a personal mission to achieve 403 good deeds to positively influence 12,000 people. (A movie geek has figured out that Bill Murray’s character would have stayed in the movie) Groundhog Day run for 12,403 days.)

Starting the Kindness Project led to all sorts of things. For example, I heard about a woman named Marjorie in a nursing home in Newport. She had no immediate family and people sent her birthday cards for her 100th birthday. I thought let’s do one better than that. We could throw a party.

About 25 of us went down – of course we contacted the care home first – but it turned out to be a beautiful day as they brought all the residents out and it was a party for everyone. We almost burned down the nursing home because we had a cake with 100 candles. I didn’t realize you’d get flames from that.

Marjorie celebrated her 100th birthday in style.  Photo supplied
Marjorie celebrated her 100th birthday in style. Photo supplied

We would go back and visit her on Mother’s Day and at Easter. While she was alive, she became part of the family.

Another idea that took over my life was Tenner4Good. I hid loads of envelopes around Cardiff with £10 notes in them (and one in a Big Issue magazine too). There were two rules. You couldn’t spend the money on yourself, you had to do something good with it.

That had a huge ripple effect. I found that research has shown that when you do something nice for one person, it leads to five people. Then those five people ripple out to 25 people, and then it ripples to 125 people from that one act.

Personally, I’ve become a better father, a more compassionate person and knowing I had a story to tell, I’ve started getting in front of the camera, being on stages and talking about the power of kindness.

This led to doing a TEDx talk, starting a podcast, We make success, which led to the presentation
a documentary for the BBC, Give kindness a chance. It led to teaching others how to podcast and also coaching others to have more happiness and success in their lives. So I now help change people’s lives every day.

I want to thank you, Stefan. You have helped me in incredible ways and I will be forever grateful for meeting you and your mesmerizing smile.

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As I told the story about the scratch card and how I was sure I would win the lottery and become a quarter millionaire, what had happened to Steffan and what had happened since, a very wise lady named Bobette Buster told me :

“But you did win the lottery. Look what happened to your life.”

And she was right. I just never thought about it that way. Steffan had helped me win the lottery of life.

He’s in Cardiff Bay every day until 2pm selling The Big Issue (close to Tesco). Buy a copy of the magazine (give him a hand up instead of a hand out) – and maybe ask him if he would like some lunch (chicken is
his favorite).

It just might change your life.

This article is from The Big Issue magazine. If you can’t reach your local supplier, you can still go to . click HERE to subscribe to The Big Issue or give a gift today subscription to a friend or family member. You can also buy one-time songs at The Big Issue Shop of The Big Issue app, now available at the App Store or Google Play.

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IND vs NZ Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test Day 3 Live Score

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Mayank Agarwal – who scored 150 in the first innings – picked up where he left off with a smooth unbeaten 38 in the second and pulled off an unbeaten lead of 69 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara.

Hello and welcome to sports stars LIVE coverage of day 3 of the 2nd test match between India and New Zealand from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

LIVE action from Day 3 of the 2nd Test starts at 9.30am IST. Stay tuned!

DAY 2 SUMMARY

A historic day for Test cricket – New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler in the game’s history to entangle all 10 batters in an innings – ended with India on the brink of a huge series-defining win on the second day of the Test. contest. second test in Mumbai.

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Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara took the host to 69 without a loss at the end of Day 2 with a 332 run lead. Earlier in the day, India beat New Zealand for 62 – the lowest test score in the country – while Mohammed Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin led the charge with seven wickets between them. The Kiwis’ meager score came in response to India’s 325 in the first innings, highlighted by Ajaz’s historic returns of 10 for 119 and Mayank’s sparkling 150 – his third score of 150 or more in Test cricket.

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With the outcome of the match apparently a foregone conclusion, it remains to be seen how far and to what end Virat Kohli is willing to extend the match. Will he want Pujara and himself – both struggling for longer format runs – to have some under their belt and boost their confidence ahead of the South Africa tour? Find out by joining us at 9.30am IST for Day 3 Session 1 LIVE action from Mumbai.

India plays XI: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Jayant Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

New Zealand plays XI: Will Young, Tom Latham (c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, William Somerville, Ajaz Patel.

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India: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Srikar Bharat (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel, Prasidh Krishna, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, William Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Will Young.

Where and when can you watch India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 3 live?

IND vs NZ 2nd Test Day 3 will be broadcast LIVE on the Star Sports Network Bee 9:30 AM IST. The match will also be available for live streaming on Disney+Hotstar.

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No tickets sold with all six Mega Millions lottery numbers

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The am/pm minimarket in Roseville, which sold a five-number ticket in the last draw of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery but without the Mega-number, is located at 1139 Douglas Blvd. The other ticket with five numbers but without the Mega Number was sold at the Gilroy Gas Station at 700 I St. in Gilroy. The California Lottery’s Corporate Communications Department is available until 5 p.m. at 916-822-8131. Callers to that number after 5pm will receive the name and number of the person on duty.

No tickets were sold with all six numbers in the latest draw of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Tuesday’s draw will grow to $122 million. Two tickets were sold with five numbers, but without the Mega number, one at a gas station convenience store in Roseville, near the Sacramento area, and the other at a gas station in Gilroy, the southernmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are worth $293,600 each, the California Lottery announced.

California law requires large payouts from lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis. A five-song ticket, but without the Mega-song, which is sold elsewhere, would be worth at least $1 million. The numbers drawn on Friday were 22, 45, 48, 58, 61 and the Mega number was 13. The estimated jackpot was $112 million. The draw was the 12th since the last time a ticket containing all six numbers was sold. According to the California Lottery, the odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega Number are 1 in 302,575,350. The total chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.

The game Mega Millions is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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How a kid cracked YouTube’s secret code

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In 2016, young YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson dropped out of college to try to solve how a video is going viral on YouTube.

In the fall of 2016, Jimmy Donaldson dropped out of college to solve one of media’s biggest mysteries: How exactly does a video go viral on YouTube? Donaldson, then 18, had been posting to the site since he was 12 without garnering much of an audience. But he was convinced that he was almost unlocking the secrets of the YouTube algorithm, the black box of rules and processes that determines which videos are recommended to viewers.

In the months that followed, Donaldson and a handful of his friends tried to crack the code. They made daily phone calls to analyze which videos went viral. They gave each other YouTube-related homework assignments and they teased successful channels for data on their most successful posts. “I woke up, I studied YouTube, I studied videos, I studied filmmaking, I went to bed and that was my life,” Donaldson recalled in a recent interview.

In 2016, young YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson dropped out of college to try to solve how a video is going viral on YouTube.

One day he got an idea for a video that he was sure would work. It was as simple as counting. Donaldson sat down in a chair and muttered one song after another for the next 40 hours, starting at zero and going up to 100,000. At the end of the exhausting stunt, he looked frantically into the camera. “What am I doing with my life?” he said.

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