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Empire State Building lit up rainbow in honor of Australia’s same-sex marriage vote

Australia’s vote to legalize same-sex marriage is being celebrated around the world, and following the news the Empire State Building showed support by lighting up in the glorious colors of the rainbow. Though the Australian Parliament still has to officially vote to pass the legislation, Tuesday’s postal survey showed an overwhelming 61.6 percent of residents...CONTINUE READING

This alarming study just sparked a fierce debate about screen time and teen mental health

Being a teen today means wrestling with how social media and screens shape the very essence of your identity. The anecdotal truth is that both can tear you down as quickly as they build you up; friends and followers can turn into enemies while the promise of human connection can give way to profound loneliness....CONTINUE READING

Australia just voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

Australia’s overcome a hurdle on the long road to marriage equality — but the fight’s not over. The country has just voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide postal survey. Australia’s High Court handed down a decision in September to allow the federal government to implement the $122 million postal...CONTINUE READING

This inspiring 76-year-old lady defies her age in a deadlifting event

Ann Buszard once couldn’t get out of a chair, according to her Starting Strength trainer. But now, the 76-year-old woman has beaten all odds. She deadlifted 200 pounds in front of a cheering crowd at the United States Strengthlifting Federation Fall Classic in Illinois. Read more…More about Watercooler, Mashable Video, Inspiring, Social Good, and Feel...CONTINUE READING

New York’s subway systems are switching to gender inclusive announcements

Congrats to the New York subway system for making an active attempt to be less awful. While commuters still have to deal with their fair share of overcrowding and delays, on Friday, New York’s PIX11 announced that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is taking an important step in promoting equality: switching to gender inclusive...CONTINUE READING

Bill Gates pledges $100 million of his own fortune to fight Alzheimer’s

Bill Gates just donated a piece of his fortune to advance the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The philanthropist and Microsoft founder announced in a blog post Monday that he will give $50 million to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a public-private partnership that invests in innovative dementia research. Gates will also donate another $50 million in...CONTINUE READING

Meditation app aims to help veterans tackle anxiety, loneliness

Veterans dealing with stress have a new option for self-care, and they don’t need to leave the house to use it. Those dealing with sleep issues, pain, anger, loneliness, or anxiety after serving in the military or transitioning out can turn to a new meditation app for help.  The Bravo Tango Brain Training app was...CONTINUE READING

Sony is giving a free month of PlayStation Plus to victims of natural disasters

After a handful of natural disasters caused damage and devastation around the globe these past few months, Sony decided to ease some PlayStation players’ woes. In a thoughtful gesture from Sony, a bunch of PlayStation 4 owners in areas affected by recent natural disasters received a free, one-month extension on their PlayStation Plus online memberships. ...CONTINUE READING

Senators finally required to go through sexual harassment prevention training

As sexual assault allegations continue to circulate through nearly every industry imaginable, Congress is taking preventative action in attempt to ensure the future safety of senators and staffers. On Thursday, members of the Senate voted to make sexual harassment prevention training a requirement for all “members, officers, employees, interns, and fellows of the Senate.” SEE...CONTINUE READING

Bearded mermen pose for ‘dudeoir’ calendar to raise money for a worthy cause

Behold the “Merb’ys”—a breed of Canadian bearded mermen flapping their fur and fins for a good cause.  SEE ALSO: Mermaid school is a real thing and they take it very seriously The gentlemen of Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club are posing in nowt but their merman garb for a dudeoir-style calendar to raise...CONTINUE READING
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