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  • Caleb Acosta was a normal, healthy teenager active in school and sports until this past July when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

    Caleb, who lost the ability to move or feel his lower body just weeks after his diagnosis, was able to feel like a kid again on Wednesday thanks to a surfing dog named Ricochet.

    Batkid's Make-A-Wish Spikes Donations, Interest in Foundation

    Caleb, 15, surfed with Ricochet, a certified therapy dog who gained worldwide fame for his surfing skills, off the waters of California thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    "It was life-changing," Caleb's mom, Cathy Acosta, told today as the family traveled home from San Diego. "He said he felt light. He felt free. He felt like he was normal again."

    Caleb first learned about Ricochet after his aunt, Cynthia Franco, showed him a video of the dog surfing with others with disabilities.

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    "He said, 'I want to go surf with Ricochet,'"

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  • The first woman to ever 'walk' the runway at New York Fashion Week in a wheelchair says she plans to open the door that's "tightly closed shut" and appeal to high-end fashion lines to use persons with disabilities as models.

    "I feel like the industry has gotten more accepting of diversity but you never hear of a model in a wheelchair and it's just ludicrous," said Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, who made history Feb. 6 as a model at the Carrie Hammer fashion show in New York City.

    "I would like the whole spectrum of fashion designers to tune in, all the way up to high fashion like Tory Burch, Gucci and Louis Vitton because, why not?" Sheypuk said. "Many of us have successful careers and we have money and we want to spend it and we want to look good."

    Sheypuk, 35, who has been in a wheelchair since age five due to spinal muscular atrophy, is one of those career women she describes. She is a New York-based clinical psychologist and was Ms. Wheelchair New York 2012.

    Though she modeled

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  • Diagnosing Skin Disorders With Selfies

    By Danielle Krol, M.D.

    Snapping a selfie of that worrying mole may be enough to save you a trip to the dermatologist, a small new study suggests.

    This increasingly common practice, known as teledermatology, involves sending a photo of a suspicious skin lesion to a dermatologist, who can then evaluate the image and let the sender know whether it is harmless - or if it needs further examination in a clinical setting.

    Because these images can be captured with a cellphone camera, it is a notably convenient approach. But is it as good as an actual doctor's visit?

    That's the question researchers at the University of Pennsylvania sought to answer in the new study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Dermatology. They studied 50 patients who were in the hospital for various reasons, but who also had a skin issue that required an expert opinion. The researchers lined up a consultation with a dermatologist for each of these patients - but they also took a picture of the suspicious

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  • For Dylan Benson, the birth of his son was bittersweet. Greeting his newborn meant saying goodbye to his wife, who was brain dead and had been on life support during the last month of her pregnancy to keep their unborn baby alive.

    Robyn Benson, 32, of Victoria, Canada, was 22 weeks pregnant when her husband found her unresponsive in their home Dec. 28 after she complained of a headache, according to her husband's blog. Doctors learned that she'd had a massive brain bleed and declared her brain dead, but they offered to keep her on life support to save the baby, her husband Dylan Benson wrote.

    "It is with a heavy heart but also with extreme proudness that I am posting this update," Dylan Benson wrote on his Facebook page and blog Monday night. "On Saturday evening, my beautiful and amazing son, Iver Cohen Benson, was born."

    Dylan Benson posted a photo of himself holding baby Iver, who was born at about 28 weeks.

    "Iver is healthy and is the cutest and most precious person I have

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  • It's a 12-tier stack of waffley madness that has Reddit users both impressed and up-in-arms. Born out of professional kitchen ingenuity, the crazy invention was the result of leftover sourdough waffles from recipe testing. Rather than throw the extras away, Stella Culinary, a California restaurant and online cooking school, had some fun.

    "Almost as a joke, we decided to make the biggest, most obnoxious waffle stack that we possibly could," executive chef Jacob Burton said. "You have the whole food porn moniker now, where people try to take shots of these crazy monstrosities, and this was us poking fun at the whole concept."

    The stack consists of various waffle flavors, like white chocolate chips and salted caramel; pancetta; duck confit, pistachios and dried cherries; bacon, egg and cheese; bananas, bacon and peanut butter; pepperoni with marinara sauce; and goat cheese and beets.

    "Bacon weaves are stacked in between and the garnishes were there just for fun to make it more

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  • Colin Farrell on Sex After Sobriety

    In his younger days, Colin Farrell earned quite the reputation as a ladies man, but the actor admits that he hasn't always been confident in the bedroom.

    "I made love to a woman about two and a half years after I got clean, and it was one of the most terrifying moments of my life," the 37-year-old actor told Elle's March issue. "It was in the afternoon. The windows and the curtains were open. It was lovely, and, to be crass, it wasn't f***ing. She was very gentle. But it was terrifying. Because I was just used to drunkenness and dark rooms and clubs and toilets and wherever."

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    Sober since 2005, Farrell said he was also worried, "I wouldn't be able to talk, full stop. I hadn't uttered a word sober in about 15 years."

    The unmarried father of two seems to have done just fine, both off and on screen, where he's currently starring in the epic romance "Winter's Tale."

    As for his own real-life romance, Farrell said he

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  • "GMA" is #1 in Total Viewers for the Week

    On Tuesday, February 11, "GMA" Tops NBC's "Today" for the First Time Ever During an Olympic Games

    "GMA" Continues to Grow by Double-Digits Year-to-Year in Total Viewers and Both Key Target Demos

    ABC News' "Good Morning America" finished as the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers (5.976 million) for the week of February 3, 2014, according to Nielsen Media Research, standing as the most-watched morning newscast in all 20 weeks this season. Despite the 2014 Winter Olympics beginning on Thursday (2/6/13), "GMA" outperformed NBC's "Today" (5.818 million) during the week by 158,000 Total Viewers. In Adults 25-54, "GMA" ran neck and neck with "Today," as only 18,000 news demo viewers separated the two programs (2.370 million vs. 2.388 million), while tying in rating (2.0). Additionally, on Yahoo! reached almost 20 million users last month.

    "GMA" has ranked No. 1 every week in Total Viewers for more than 18 months (the last 77 weeks - since w/o

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  • Attention Sochi spectators: Beware of the full moon glaring on the slopes.

    Apparently several slopestyle skiers are having a hard time keeping their trousers up, and it's creating some spectacularly funny photo opps.

    The worst offender is 22-year-old Swedish slopestyle skier Henrik Harlaut.

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    Onlookers got quite a sight several times on Thursday as the dreadlocked athlete struggled to keep his pants secure, possibly by choice, according to his fellow skiers.

    "He's always been the most baggy," Norwegian skier Per Kristian Hunder told Yahoo Sports. "It's just his style. And people love it."

    Can You Believe These Are Olympic Sports?

    But Harlaut isn't the only one accidently participating in the no-pants-party.

    Team USA's Joss Christensen also had a trouser-slip on the slopes during qualification, but it obviously hasn't slowed him down any. The 22-year-old, from Park City, Utah took home the gold today in the inaugural men's skiing

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  • ABC News' Matt Gutman and Matt Knox report:

    Alpine skiers Bode Miller and Ted Ligety are Team USA teammates with at least two things in common: their quest for gold at the Sochi Olympics and their rivalry.

    "We're super competitive, whether it's skiing or playing basketball," Ligety told ABC News.

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    Ligety, 29, was the 2006 Olympic gold medalist and is the reigning world champion in the super-combined. Miller, 36, is the defending Olympic champion in the event, having won gold in Vancouver.

    Olympic Skier Bode Miller's Custody Battle Raises Questions

    Beyond their domination of the sport, Ligety and Miller have few parallels between them.

    Miller is known for his defiantly unconventional style that focuses on speed, sometimes at the expense of his own safety, while Ligety is known for a precisely technical approach.

    Ligety is a Utah native who went to an elite boarding school, while Miller was home schooled until third grade in his

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  • What Soleil Moon Frye Named New Son

    Soleil Moon Frye has revealed the name of her newborn son.

    "Welcome to the world Lyric Sonny Roads Goldberg!" Frye announced on her website Wednesday. "Can't wait to share our pics and moments in the upcoming months. Thanks for all the love and support."

    With his unique name, Lyric should have no trouble fitting in with the rest of the family, including big sisters Jagger Joseph Blue, 5, and Poet Sienna Rose, 8.

    Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth to a Son

    Frye, 37, welcomed her third child with husband Jason Goldberg on Monday, Feb. 10, according to People magazine.

    The former child star turned web entrepreneur told ABC News in August that she was "beyond thrilled" to expand her family.

    The Sweet Way Soleil Moon Frye Revealed Her Baby's Gender

    "It's so funny: [My daughters] are like, 'If it's a girl we're gonna dress her up and if it's a boy, we're gonna dress him up and paint his nails!' They're just so excited," she said. "They're touching my belly. They're so into it!

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