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Stop What You’re Doing and Send This 9-Year-Old Cancer Patient a Card for His “Last Christmas”

Jacob Thompson is 9 years old and has Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma. Next weekend, his family will transform his hospital room into a festive space to ensure that Jacob has a final chance to enjoy the holiday. And you can help out.

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Monday Cute: Young Hillary Clinton Fan Meets Her Idol While Rocking a Glorious Mini Pantsuit

There is a lot of not-great stuff happening in the news right now, many of which we'll report on, as usual. However, it's at times like these that we remember how important it is to remain hopeful, and there's no better reminder of that than watching children express their hopes and dreams. Especially when their hopes and dreams include female presidents and pant suits.

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“Boys Can Be Wonder Woman, Too!”: Kids (and Their Parents) Talk About Their Favorite Amazon

When we celebrate films like Wonder Woman, it's for reasons beyond the female director (which is cool) the feminist message (which is also cool). It's because representation matters, and it's especially important not just for girls to have a role model in which to see themselves, but for boys to have an example of what a strong, nuanced, feminist hero can be. Because boys can look up to her, too!

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Every Little Girl Needs a Special Robot (Water Heater) Friend

It's way too early for Monday Cute, but who says we can't indulge in a little mid-week early morning cute to start our day off right? And this, my friends, is not only adorable, it involves a little girl and a robot friend.

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Some Renewed Faith in Our Future, Courtesy of a Kids’ Basketball Team With No Patience for Gender Discrimination

If children are our future, as they say, then this is a great reminder that sometimes children can be supremely awesome.

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Chinese Kids Brilliantly Bring Mulan‘s “Bring Honor to Us All” to Life

This video of some young Chinese kids re-enacting the "Bring Honor to Us All" song sequence from Mulan is exactly what your morning needs.

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Netflix Wants to Give Parents an Early Night With New Year’s Eve Countdowns

Since 2014, Netflix has brought on-demand countdowns so parents can celebrate New Year's Eve with their children and still put them to bed before midnight.

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Little Girl Shows Us What Supergirl’s Grade School Photos Might Look Like

Happy Adorable Kids Dressed Like Superheroes Day!

For school picture day, Kaylieann Steinbach wanted to dress up as one of her favorite heroes: Supergirl. Thanks to some totally down parents and a really nice school photographer, she got her wish.

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Review: Princess Princess Ever After Is a Sweet LGBTQIA Fairy Tale

Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar has done several interviews about the importance of sweet, innocent, romantic fairy tales for children featuring LGBTQIA characters, pointing out that while we have no problem foisting ideas of heterosexual marriage and love on children, homosexual relationships are treated as inappropriate or not G-rated content. Thankfully, there are several stories in pop culture that are filling that gap. One of them was released by Oni Press yesterday!

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Monday Cute: “I Love Magikarp,” an Ode to the Most Useless Pokémon

The official Japanese Pokémon Youtube channel uploaded a gloriously animated music video called "I Love Magikarp" that features a young child singing an ode to the fish.

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Facebook Awards 10-Year-Old $10K for Exposing Instagram Security Flaw

Facebook Gives 10yo $10K for Finding Instagram Bug

Happy birthday! Are you one? *Throws $1,000.* Are you two? *Throws $1,000.* Are you— Anyway, yes, a ten-year-old kid exposed a security flaw in Instagram, and Facebook (which owns Instagram, in case you were not aware), rewarded the child’s ingenuity with literally $1,000 for every year he’s spent on Earth/getting smart enough to find bugs […]

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Afghanistan’s Sesame Street, Baghch-e-Simsim, Introduces First Afghan Muppet

One of the things Sesame Street does in its mission to help kids all over the world "grow smarter, stronger and kinder," is having characters on each version of the show that the local kids can relate to. For the fifth season of the Afghan version of the show, Baghch-e-Simsim, they're introducing their first Afghan muppet — and it's a girl!

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Watch These Kids Do a Gender-Swapped Version of Hamilton‘s “The Schuyler Sisters”

I'm not going to bury the lede: this video features three young boys doing a gender-swapped performance of "The Schuyler Sisters" from Hamilton, plus a girl opening up the song with Aaron Burr's part. Small, adorable, mega-talented children performing gender-swapped Hamilton, folks. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

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This 9-Year-Old Girl Completed a 24-Hour Obstacle Course Race

Milla Bizzotto, 9 years old, was the youngest member to complete a new obstacle course race called the BattleFrog Xtreme 24-hour race, or BFX24.

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John Boyega’s Finn Befriends Little Stormtrooper and Little Rey at UK Children’s Hospital

Get ready for some high-octane adorable, people. The Force Awakens' John Boyega recently made a trip to the Royal London hospital in character as Finn at the request of a very awesome little boy.

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Robert Downey Jr. Makes “Iron Boy” an Honorary Avenger After Daring Sydney Rescue

Nine-year-old Domenic Pace loves Iron Man. No, he really loves Iron Man. Like, there was a point during which his mother claims that he would only answer to the name "Tony." Domenic also has cystic fibrosis, and so his family approached the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Australia with his wish to be Iron Man for a day. They granted it, and with his 12-year-old brother, Joseph by his side as War Machine, Domenic suited up, becoming Iron Boy.

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KIDMob’s Superhero Cyborgs Teaches Kids to Design Prosthetics

"What happens if we address a missing limb as a blank canvas rather than a disability?" That's the question that KIDMob, a "kid-integrated design firm" non-profit, is trying to answer with creative problem solving workshops like Superhero Cyborgs.

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Should a PG-13 Version of Deadpool Be Released?

Deadpool recently received an "R" rating from the MPAA. This prompted comics writer Grace Randolph to take to her YouTube show Behind the Trailer to argue for a PG-13 cut of the upcoming Deadpool movie, based on a letter she received from a viewer whose son was arguing for the privilege. Randolph has even started a petition so that parents who want to help make this happen can join forces. You can check out her thorough argument in the video after the jump.

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Little Girl Delights in Her Own Farts, Is a Role Model for Women and Girls Everywhere

Tomorrow is New Year's Day, and with every New Year's Day comes the promise of new beginnings, or new ways of doing things, or breaking old habits. Some people, like the little girl in the video after the jump, are determined to ring in 2016 by breaking down gender stereotypes!

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Target Acknowledges Captain Phasma; Steps Away From the Dark Side

Well, it seems like someone at Target.com was listening!

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