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Instagram will use hashtags to support people struggling with opioid abuse

Instagram wants to help reach people affected by the opioid criss.  A new feature in the app will surface alerts with links to information about recovery and treatment services when users search for hashtags related to opioids as well as other illegal drugs. SEE ALSO: Growing online communities offer support amid opioid crisis The feature...CONTINUE READING
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The Social Good Summit invites YOU to join the #2030NOW conversation IRL

The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly is just around the corner, and New York City will once again play host to international world leaders engaging in high-stakes discussions. Yet for the majority of us who will not be in attendance IRL, the decisions being made are of equally-high (if not higher) stakes....CONTINUE READING
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How women across the globe are fighting back against revenge porn

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of an ongoing series exploring what it means to be a woman on the internet. Women around the world are harnessing the power of the internet to build a new set of digital ethics based on consent. They include Katelyn Bowden in the U.S., who found out a year ago...CONTINUE READING
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These videos of girls meeting female STEM stars will help you dream big

This post is part of Mashable’s ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as well as initiatives and organizations working to close the industries’ gender gaps. Women have made invaluable, groundbreaking contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math. Yet if you’re a girl who doesn’t see...CONTINUE READING
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21 reasons to keep living when you feel suicidal

Dese’Rae L. Stage keeps a list of things that make her happy. It includes going to the movies alone, walking around with a giant cup of coffee, and quiet time with her wife. She learned a long time ago, after attempting suicide, that gratifying distractions and reminders of life’s small pleasures might save her in...CONTINUE READING
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Nick Kroll, ‘Little Miss Flint’ Mari Copeny join 2018 Social Good Summit speaker lineup

There is a lot going on out there today, and the Social Good Summit is your inside look at untold stories, reimagination, reinvention, and most of all, a place to connect about solutions as we work towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as an international community. This year’s Summit is focused on elevating solutions...CONTINUE READING
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Women’s Equality Day is the anniversary of women getting the right to vote. Here’s how to celebrate.

Women’s Equality Day, celebrated annually on August 26, marks the date the Constitution was amended to include women’s right to vote.   “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex,” the 19th amendment read, as...CONTINUE READING
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Twitter drags CBS News for misleading headline, tweet about that viral Beto O’Rourke video

If you bothered to log onto your Twitter account at least once this week, you almost definitely saw the viral video of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke responding thoughtfully to a question about whether he finds it disrespectful when NFL players kneel during the national anthem. The clip drew wide praise, including from LeBron James,...CONTINUE READING
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Walt Disney World strikes deal with union to start paying employees a living wage in 2021

Walt Disney World might now be a place where the workers’ dreams really do come true. After months of negotiations, the theme park and resort struck a deal with six unions to start paying employees $15 per hour by 2021, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  The deal still awaits union members’ approval, but it would...CONTINUE READING
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How to take part in ‘Unite for Justice’ protests and #StopKavanaugh

Since the day President Trump announced conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, liberals argued that giving him a lifetime appointment would be a terrible mistake. On Sunday, August 26, they’re taking their case to the streets with a national “Unite for Justice” day of action to demand the Senate reject Kavanaugh’s nomination....CONTINUE READING
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