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4 ways you can fight period stigma

Periods are natural, painful, and expensive as hell. Americans spend more than $2 billion per year on menstrual products. Nadya Okamoto is the founder and executive director of PERIOD, a youth-run nonprofit that celebrates periods and provides menstrual products to those in need. The idea for the organization came to her when she was 16...CONTINUE READING
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Greater Technology, Great Humanity: Social Good Summit 2018

When the Social Good Summit launched in 2010, the way we approached technology and new media was far more optimistic than the world we find ourselves in today. In 2018, a tweet has the ability to pull us apart. An Instagram post can enrage. And Facebook trolls have the power to divide. So as we...CONTINUE READING
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How to help Hurricane Michael survivors

Hurricane Michael was one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the continental U.S. in almost 50 years, according to the Associated Press.  The hurricane made landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday and then weakened as it moved through Georgia. Now designated a tropical storm, Michael is headed toward...CONTINUE READING
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Time’s Up UK fund pays out £1M to combat sexual assault and harassment

When the Justice and Equality Fund was set up earlier this year, it was kicked off with a £1million ($1,3 million) donation from Emma Watson and signed off on by more than 200 British women in the entertainment industry.  SEE ALSO: Why the UK has set up a separate fund to further the Time’s Up...CONTINUE READING
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4 ways to help girls around the world achieve their dreams

Millions of girls around the world simply don’t have the same opportunities to succeed and thrive as boys.  There are too many reasons why girls are held back from reaching their full potential, but some of the unique challenges they face include poor education funding, limited access to menstrual supplies, and difficulty obtaining and using...CONTINUE READING
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YouTube launches 9 new playlists on taking care of your mental health

Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Even if you haven’t personally experienced mental illness, chances are you know someone who has.  That’s why World Mental Health Day is so important. The annual event was created by the World Federation for Mental Health...CONTINUE READING
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16 music icons using their fame to get their fans to vote

Rihanna, John Legend, and Taylor Swift all have something you probably didn’t expect in common: They want you to get out and vote. Musical artists across all genres are taking to social media to encourage their fans to vote in the midterm elections. (Mark you calendar for Nov. 6!) Many of them have partnered up...CONTINUE READING
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How to learn sign language: 9 apps and resources to teach yourself ASL

Learning to sign is easier than ever, thanks to the internet. The visual language, designed to aid the deaf or hard of hearing, is a set of gesticulations and hand movements that correspond to the spoken word. There are numerous ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) outside the old classroom method. From free online...CONTINUE READING
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5 ways to talk about mental health that’ll leave you feeling better

When I went to the hospital to give birth to my first child, I tried to get through labor without an epidural. A nurse came into my room and watched me grimace with pain during a contraction. I was convinced that good moms didn’t give their kids drugs before they’re even born. The nurse asked...CONTINUE READING
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