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Prada apologizes for ‘Pradamalia’ toys that evoke racist blackface imagery

In the 2018 holiday season, luxury fashion brands appear to be competing with one another for worst case of tone deaf racism. On the heels of Dolce & Gabbana’s disastrous Chinese ad campaign, Prada found itself embroiled in its own controversy over monkey toys and keychains accused of evoking racist imagery. The company later apologized...CONTINUE READING

102-year-old great-grandma skydives 14,000 toes for charity

Skydiving is on a lot of people‘s bucket lists. Well, it was also on Irene O’Shea’s, but she decided to use the experience in the name of charity. The 102-year-old aimed to raise awareness and money for motor neurone disease, which took the life of her daughter years ago. This is the third time O’...CONTINUE READING

This yr, foster a Christmas tree as a substitute of throwing one away

The weeks after Christmas always involve a brutal massacre — of trees. New York City is already a hideous, odiferous noxious cesspool of waste. The city is magically even more toxic in the days following December 25. All along along our broken streets you’ll see the bodies of the Christmas dead: Balsam, Douglas Fir, Frasier...CONTINUE READING

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

Christine Blasey Ford is ‘in awe’ of former gymnast Rachael Denhollander

In a video statement for the Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards, Christine Blasey Ford makes her first public appearance since testifying against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault. Ford presents the Inspiration of the Year award to lawyer and former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, who was the first woman to...CONTINUE READING

Vacation rigidity is actual. How you’ll be able to deal with all of it.

For some people, the holidays really are “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for others they’re anything but. Stressors can include anxiety about travel or pressure to drink.   Thankfully, it’s become more acceptable to talk about these challenges during the holidays and throughout the yearActivists, celebrities, and everyday people are increasingly sharing...CONTINUE READING

Even after #MeToo, research reveals ‘alarming’ attitudes to consent and sexual assault

A major new survey has revealed the extent of alarming views about consent and what constitutes rape and sexual violence.  The research, conducted by the End Violence Against Women Coalition in collaboration with YouGov, found that a third of men in Britain believe that if a woman has flirted on a date it “generally wouldn’t...CONTINUE READING

LEGO Foundation gives Sesame Workshop $100 million to help refugee kids

Since 2015, Sesame Workshop and LEGO Foundation have worked together in India, Mexico, and South Africa to give children in need the opportunity to learn through play. Now, for the first time, they’re teaming up to address the specific needs of children in crisis settings.  On Wednesday, the LEGO Foundation announced it would award Sesame...CONTINUE READING

British MP shares that he’s HIV positive in powerful speech in parliament

A British member of parliament has given a deeply personal and arresting speech, disclosing his HIV positive status and calling on more funding for HIV prevention medication.  Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, shared that he had been HIV positive for almost 10 years, and talked about the moment he was diagnosed, and his...CONTINUE READING

Thousands of students walk out protesting government inaction on climate change

Never underestimate the power of a group of passionate, angry young people. Thousands of young Australian students ditched their classrooms on Friday protesting their government’s lack of action on climate change. SEE ALSO: The most damning conclusions from the UN’s special climate change report Inspired by Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish student who led her...CONTINUE READING
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