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Ocean Spray Just Gave the Viral Skateboarding TikTok Guy an Extraordinary Gift. It’s a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

About two weeks ago, Nathan Apodaca was on his way to the warehouse where he works when his 2005 Dodge Durango gave out on him. 

Not wanting to be late for work, Apodaca grabbed his longboard and left his car behind. As he skated down the highway, he spontaneously decided to film a quick video. Sipping on a big bottle of Ocean Spray cranberry juice, Apodaca lip-synched to an old Fleetwood Mac song, “Dreams.” 

The video quickly went viral, racking up millions of views. Fleetwood Mac retweeted it. People everywhere started filming their own recreations of the video.

It equated to tons of free advertising for Ocean Spray. And now, the company’s responded.

Ocean Spray partnered with a local Nissan dealership to gift Apodaca a new “cranberry red” Nissan Frontier pickup truck, along with a cargo bed fully stocked with juice.

“When we saw Nathan Apodaca’s video and the joy

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Ordinary women, extraordinary courage in World War II drama ‘A Call to Spy’

Just like riding a bike: Sarah Megan Thomas wrote, produced and stars in the fact-based "A Call to Spy." Thomas plays Virginia Hall, one of the first female British spies stationed in Nazi-occupied France. <span class="copyright">(IFC Films)</span>
Just like riding a bike: Sarah Megan Thomas wrote, produced and stars in the fact-based “A Call to Spy.” Thomas plays Virginia Hall, one of the first female British spies stationed in Nazi-occupied France. (IFC Films)

It couldn’t have been comforting for a few civilian women in World War II-era England to learn the spy agency they’d just been recruited to was run by people who were figuring it out as they went. But extraordinary times call for extraordinary people to measure their courage against the scourge of Nazi occupiers in France.

Based on real events and people, “A Call to Spy” is about early female agents in the Special Operations Executive, a hastily organized British spy agency. A key officer operating without a rank, Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), finds two unusual candidates to go undercover in France: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas) and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Apte). Virginia

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