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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: One Woman’s Thank You Letter To The “Helpers” In Her Life

September 16, 2016 by

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" – Mr. Fred Rogers By Caiti Ward - In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I decided to write about the helpers of my life. ... [Read More]

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Girls Deserve A Better Life… Better Than The Inane Stereotyped Version Marketed To Them

September 1, 2016 by

By Michele Yulo - I came across this photo on Facebook taken by a person at a local county library that shows REAL covers of both the Girls’ Life and Boys’ Life magazines.* (Warning: if you have high blood pressure, look away!) My head spun, my blood boiled and my jaw just about hit the floor. Here I am thinking that we had changed, ... [Read More]

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Alcohol Does Not Rape People. People Rape People.

September 1, 2016 by

By Nicole D'Aloisio  - We don't see it on the news headlines-- "College Girl Raped By Too Many Vodkas On The Rocks." Tequila does not touch others unlawfully and inappropriately. Beer does not invade another individual's right to privacy. Gin does not cause sexual assaults. Rum won't change a person's true values. You are not how much whisky you drink. ... [Read More]

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This 13-Year-Old CEO Has Put Over 18,000 Books Into The Hands Of Kids Who Need Them

August 31, 2016 by

A book. One single book. Many people don't realize how important having one book in their life can be to a child. But believe me, just one book can mean the world to a child. I know this because I have seen the joyous expressions on children's faces as they receive a book, not just any book, but their very own book. My name is Meagan Warren ... [Read More]

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When Your Birth Plan Goes So Wrong That There Is No Baby To Bring Home…One Woman’s Story

August 30, 2016 by

By Marlene Kern Fischer - Before I was a blogger I was (and still am) an avid blog reader. I enjoy learning about other people’s lives through their stories and gaining a perspective on things that are unlike my own experiences. ... [Read More]

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One Student’s Thoughts On The Illusion Of Equality… And The Need For Justice

August 26, 2016 by

By Mint Kovavisarach - On the 27th of February, I attended a lecture at London School of Economics on “The Ideas of Equality: Feminisms of the 21st Century”. I was privileged to hear a panel of four different speakers: two of whom left a big impression on me. Many of the subjects that were touched upon ... [Read More]

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Ashley Dumais’ Heart Stopped During Swim Meet… Now Entire High School Knows CPR

August 19, 2016 by

By American Heart Association News - Anyone who’s been watching the Olympic swimming events and wondering why lifeguards surround a pool filled with so many expert swimmers should talk to Ashley Dumais. The young swimmer was at a high school ... [Read More]

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New Collection Aims To Disrupt Gendered Fashions With Bold Suit Options For Girls

August 11, 2016 by

By Lori Day - There are lots of startups these days offering alternative clothing for children, but none that seek to bring to mainstream consumers the cool suit designs grabbing the media spotlight and making headlines today because they are being worn ... [Read More]

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