Real-life snow angels, a one-of-a-kind gym and a baby tapir!

(CNN)Here’s a money-saving tip: If you want to have fun and do some good in the world, lend someone a hand. Most of the time, it’s completely free.If you think about it, kindness is kind of its own renewable energy source, and this week was full of people putting their endless stores of kindness on turbo-max mode. We dare you to read on and not feel newly energized yourself. Our favorites this week

How to watch the Super Bowl and actually keep up

(CNN)Hello sports fans, are you ready for the Big Game? The Football Sunday? The Aggressively Trademarked Super Gameroo? First of all, it all goes down at 6:30 p.m. ET in Atlanta (or your living room or local public house of choice). If you’re watching on a plain old television like the Cleavers, you can catch the game on CBS or on its streaming app. However, since this is 2019, people will also be looking to stream the game. According to a Sports Illustrated report, 15% of watchers — and 33% of watchers between the ages of 18 and 24 — will be using some kind of streaming device. Who’s playing? The New England Patriots, of course, because they are constitutionally …

A 5-year-old was teased for looking like a boy. So her teacher chopped off her own hair to show support

(CNN)A Texas teacher came up with a creative way to stop her students from teasing a classmate. She chopped off her hair. So Grimm chopped her waist-length brown hair into a pixie cut, like Prisilla’s. “What better way to show them that you can look any way and still be true to yourself and that you can be whoever you want — it doesn’t matter what you look like — than to cut my own hair?” the teacher said in a Facebook live stream about the episode. Grimm even purchased matching hair bows for her and Prisilla to wear, said the Willis Independent School District north of Houston, where Grimm works. At a school board meeting last week, the little …

These Atlanta neighbors no longer wanted to live on Confederate Avenue. Here’s what they did about it

Atlanta (CNN)Tiffany Friesen is still getting used to her new address. Out of habit, she sometimes says she lives on Confederate Avenue, where she and her husband Atiba Mbiwan have been for years. Fifty years later, Friesen and Mbiwan would get involved in an early effort to change the street’s name after nine black churchgoers were massacred at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. “I thought it was time for a change,” Friesen remembered. “I felt like it was indicative of a direction that I hope we’re going in as a nation and as a community.” The couple, who are black, moved into their home on Confederate Avenue after getting married in 2003, despite the name. At first, Mbiwan …

5 things to know for January 23: Shutdown, teachers’ strike, transgender military ban

(CNN)It’s Day 33 of the partial government shutdown, and somefederal workers face the prospect of missing another paycheck. Here are some ways you can help them. And here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) The Senate will vote on a pair of bills tomorrow aimed at reopening the parts of the government that are closed. One bill, backed by the GOP, would fund President Trump’s border wall and offer temporary protections for DACA recipients. The other bill, backed by Democrats, is short-term funding legislation that offers no wall funding. Both are expected …

Seattle slips and slides through unusually heavy snowfall

(CNN)One of the biggest snowstorms in years walloped Seattle on Monday, shutting down schools and businesses, delaying airline fights, and tying up traffic on major highways. Seattle Public Schools first announced that classes would start two hours late for its 53,000 students. “But as the snowfall increased, it was determined that roads were too challenging with ice and snow,” spokesperson Tim Robinson said in an email. Schools shut down entirely for Monday in Seattle and surrounding systems. On Tuesday, Seattle schools will start two hours later than usual, the school system tweeted, adding that conditions will be reassessed early Tuesday morning. Much of the West was pounded by rain, wind and snow, CNN meteorologists said. Blizzard warnings were in effect …

Texas Catholic dioceses reveal names of nearly 300 clergy accused of child abuse

(CNN)Every Catholic diocese in Texas has released the names of all priests, deacons and other clergy members accused of sexually abusing children in the past decades. The lists, published on each diocese’s website, include the names of the clergy members, details about when and where they were ordained and which parishes they were assigned to. Each diocese compiled it’s own list and the details about those accused and the allegations vary. While some dioceses noted that some of the accused are linked to ongoing investigations, it’s unclear whether the release of the names could result in criminal charges. Many of the clergy accused are dead. Leading the number of clergy members accused is the Archdiocese of San Antonio — the …