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5 tips to help manage your back-to-school mental health

If you’re headed back to school, chances are you’ve already made at least one checklist. Got your schedule? Check. What about your supplies? Check. Talked with friends about which classes you have together? Bet you checked that one more than once.  But there’s something likely missing from your list, and it might be the most...CONTINUE READING

Despite the hate, Amber Heard wants to make the most of her digital soapbox

Once upon a time, Aquaman actor and activist Amber Heard had no social media presence. That fairytale ended last year, when she realized the world was talking about her personal and professional lives and she was missing from the conversation.  “For years and years … I would think constantly, ‘Thank goodness I don’t have to...CONTINUE READING

Facebook birthday fundraisers rake in $300 million in first year

Since Facebook birthday fundraisers debuted a year ago, users have raised more than $300 million for nonprofit organizations, according to a new post from Asha Sharma, the company’s head of product for social good.  SEE ALSO: Facebook’s app is now the third-most popular browser in the U.S. More than 750,000 nonprofits can receive donations via...CONTINUE READING

3 things you can do to stop student lunch shaming

Over the past three years, school cafeterias have become an unlikely site of controversy.  The problem of school lunch debt, or the debt students acquire when they cannot pay for their school lunches, drew national attention back in 2015 when a Colorado cafeteria worker was fired for giving food away to hungry students who didn’t...CONTINUE READING

Riots on the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina votes against legalising abortion

The streets of Buenos Aires transformed into a fire-filled riot after Argentina’s Senate voted against the legalisation of abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.  SEE ALSO: Prepare to sob at these moving stories of people travelling home for Ireland’s abortion vote After a 15-hour debate, 31 senators voted in favour and 38 voted...CONTINUE READING

Pearl Jam’s benefit concerts will do more than just raise millions for Seattle homelessness crisis

You might know Pearl Jam as the world’s most famous grunge band, or the soundtrack of your adolescent angst, or a group of talented yet totally reluctant rock stars. But Pearl Jam is also famous for taking a stand — and it’s doing exactly that in Seattle this week.  The group is currently leveraging its...CONTINUE READING

How a lesbian union president and evangelical nonprofit leader teamed up to get Puerto Rico clean water

The unexpected friendship between Randi Weingarten and Bill Horan might sound like the beginning of a joke: The president of the American Federation of Teachers — a progressive union leader who happens to be a lesbian married to a rabbi — and the president of the Christian nonprofit humanitarian organization Operation Blessing, founded by the controversial...CONTINUE READING

Uzo Aduba, Amber Heard, Padma Lakshmi among first confirmed 2018 Social Good Summit speakers

Uzo Aduba, Amber Heard, and Padma Lakshmi are among the first speakers announced for this year’s Social Good Summit. Recently named one of Forbes’s Five Social Impact Conferences Guaranteed To Inspire You, the Social Good Summit is the one place granting everyday activists access to some of the world’s most progressive thought leaders as they...CONTINUE READING

Study finds almost no increase in diversity in popular films over the last decade

It’s tempting to believe that the recent groundswell in talk about Hollywood’s diversity problem would result in actual improvement. But the numbers — at least so far — paint a sobering story. A new comprehensive study from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found that the top 100 grossing films from 2007 to 2017 (1,100 total) show minimal...CONTINUE READING

Here’s how to plant a tree every time Trump says something dumb about climate change

Imagine, for a second, that you had one of those stress balls that you could squish in your palm whenever Trump said something about the environment that really frustrated you. Now imagine that a tree popped out whenever you used it. Treespond, a campaign that allows users to sponsor the planting of a tree in...CONTINUE READING
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