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The ability of viral crowdfunding campaigns in a yr of unhealthy information

When James Shaw Jr. decided to launch a GoFundMe in honor of victims of a deadly shooting at a Waffle House in Nashville earlier this year, he set a modest goal of $15,000.   Shaw, however, had just become famous as the “Waffle House hero” after tackling and disarming the alleged gunman. The GoFundMe he...CONTINUE READING
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14 inventions that helped make the arena a greater position in 2018

People across the world may face a variety of challenges, but innovators, activists, and organizations worked together in 2018 to find impressive solutions. SEE ALSO: 2018 was the year of the youth activist In no particular order, here are 14 innovations that made the world a more inclusive, safe, and all-around better place this year....CONTINUE READING
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13 activists who gave us hope in 2018

In 2018, practically anyone can accrue thousands of followers on social media, but only some people use their platform to amplify marginalized voices, promote social justice movements, and help organize on-the-ground action.  Unsurprisingly, women were often the most effective activists of 2018Emma González called B.S. on politicians who get funded by the National Rifle Association....CONTINUE READING
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Those footage of youngsters at protests in 2018 will make you cry glad tears

Kids had something to say about politics this year. Even little ones still perfecting their handwriting made their voices heard. Alongside their (ahem) taller counterparts, children of all ages protested immigration policies separating families at the border, gun violence killing students at school, restrictions on women’s rights, and more. They attended events like March For...CONTINUE READING
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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