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Virtual gear are necessary for refugees hoping to start out a brand new existence

When Lily Eftetahi arrived in Greece three years ago as a refugee from Iran, she spoke neither Greek nor English. She had countless questions about how to start a new life as a refugee, but wasn’t sure who to ask for accurate answers.  That changed when she discovered Refugee.Info, a set of digital resources for...CONTINUE READING
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Former colleagues accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual misconduct

Fox and Cosmos are investigating Neil deGrasse Tyson for allegedly engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior, Variety reports. This comes on the heels of a Nov. 29 story in which two women leveled accusations at the astrophysicist. On Thursday, Patheos published interviews with Tyson’s fellow astronomer Dr. Katelyn N. Allers and his former assistant Ashley Watson....CONTINUE READING
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The internet’s best tips for how to be kind on World Kindness Day

When brainstorming ways to make the world a better place, we often think about donating, volunteering, signing petitions, and taking to the streets, which are all necessary actions. Yet we must first remember to be kind to ourselves and to others. It sounds simple, but it’s effective: A smile, a cup of coffee, or a...CONTINUE READING
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Nevada eliminates tampon tax in leap forward for menstruation equality

This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. In my feminist utopia, sanitary pads and tampons are provided free of charge by the United States government. In my current reality, they’re offered at $4 bucks a pack at CVS —...CONTINUE READING
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PayPal bans prominent UK far-right figure from using its services

PayPal has banned Tommy Robinson, former leader of the far-right, anti-Muslim group English Defence League (EDL), from it’s platform.  In a statement sent to Mashable, the online payments company said that it doesn’t comment on individual cases, but that they carefully review accounts to make sure that they fit user guidelines.  SEE ALSO: PayPal makes...CONTINUE READING
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This illustrator’s making hand-drawn ‘I Voted’ stickers for people on Twitter

The midterm elections are upon us, and while getting pizza while waiting in line to vote is a great motivator, nothing beats snapping post-ballot selfies with an “I voted” sticker. But at many polling locations around the country, stickers might be scarce or nonexistent. To remedy this situation, illustrator Gale Galligan tweeted a promise to...CONTINUE READING
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‘This is a terrible part of our culture’: Google employees walk out in Australia

On blisteringly hot day in Sydney, Australia, Google employees joined their global counterparts in one of the final legs of a walkout against sexual harassment. Around 200 employees met in a park beside the tech giant’s offices in the suburb of Pyrmont at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, where they listened to Googlers share anonymous stories...CONTINUE READING
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Dumbledore’s Army is real and ready to vote

Dumbledore’s Army is a powerful force in the Harry Potter books and movies, and in real-life too. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry, Ron, and Hermione start the secret organization to teach their fellow Hogwarts students how to defend themselves against the dark arts and, most especially, Voldemort. You-Know-Who is a...CONTINUE READING
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