The Arresting Case of Pursuing Higher Education

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(And the scandal of it all.) “Dozens of people — said to be family members of the students — were seen climbing the walls of an exam center and flinging answer sheets into various rooms where their wards were writing the exam.” This isn’t the opening shot of a summer blockbuster overlaying highly rhythmic, vibrant, […]

How the UN Used a Hashtag to raise $88 Million in One Week for Syrian Refugees

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View image | gettyimages.com The World Food Program (the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger) began December in a deficient. They had to announce that an end to funding would result in their inability to continue to able to support, through the end the year, their food voucher program. The one currently feeding 1.7 displaced Syrian refugees. The Syrian […]

These PSA’s are Killing It and Why You Should Care

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 Even if you thought the “the more you know” commercials NBC previously wore out were corny, knowledge is power and it’s effective.  If you were a kid of the 80’s or 90’s you may be pretty familiar with watching Public Service Announcements. (Since they aired a lot). And if the letter’s PSA mean nothing to […]

This Just In: Virgina Lottery Winner Too Busy to Claim Their Money

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There’s $100K out there with your name on it. What do you do about it? Nothing. If that’s the case explain why you entered the lottery in the first place? Just felt like dropping a few Washington’s but decided to be cavalier on checking those numbers?   That’s the impression a Virginia ticket holder gave […]

Surviving a Plane Crash By Seat Selection (?)

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In the wake of Asiana Flight 214, there’s been a noticeable interest in ways to survive a plane crash. More commenters and articles have been popping up online and on TV. These listings should more correctly be entitled: All the Ways A Few of You Might Survive a Plane Crash. That’s how I feel from the […]

Banned From Prom? Let’s Count the Ways

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Banned From Prom? Let’s Count the Ways There aren’t going to be any stats on this, but during prom season there are slews of reasons why teenagers aren’t attending their proms.  Are the rules too strict? Are fashions truly that racy? Or are school policies being enforced in more creative ways? Maybe it’s all of […]

Heroic Dog and the Need for Domestic Abuse Victim Pet Accomadation

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If you’ve ever owned a much loved pet I don’t need to tell you about the powerful emotional benefit can come from such a companion. Pets can be amazing in more ways than one, from our friend to our protector. They deliver powerful healing that is well-documented. When a domestic violence victim came in need […]

Scare Tactics: Parents to Children Edition

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Scare Tactics: Parents to Children Edition “Can a kid get a time out?!” Was the response by a friend when earlier this week a video went viral of what appeared to be toddler being put into a laundromat by parents teaching him a lesson. Immediately the alarming question came to mind: Why would any parents […]

911 Sleeper: Now That Sounds Like a Personal Problem

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Last month a frantic Maryland woman called 911 because her husband couldn’t breathe. For six minutes she listened to another person breathing: the 911 ambulance dispatcher. While they were asleep. (After the shock of the snoring dispatcher wears off, I invite you to turn your attention to the fact that she listened to this for […]