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Check this out: Afghan Woman Sets Husband on Fire

Surprising, no? The reason why this lady set her husband on fire? Because he didn’t protect her while she was being raped by a neighbor. Her story is extremely compelling … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: The problem of treating activists as terrorists

This man is Will Potter. He has a powerful story of what the government is doing to activists – treating them like terrorists. That’s right, the simple act of standing up … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Judge Rejects Teacher Tenure for California

 This is great news coming out of California. However, I really cannot understand the opposition’s argument for why teacher tenure is critical and necessary. If you consistently get bad reviews … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading

Summer is in full swing where I live and work! But it has a totally different meaning here than in the U.S. The weather is actually rainy season and with … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Chester Nez, 93 year old Navajo, Dies

What an incredible life that Chester Nez lived. I can’t imagine having his experiences… Chester was sent to a boarding school as a child. He assimilated into “American” culture and … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hilarious Louis C.K. “Environmentalists and Christians”

Oh my god, I died laughing at this. I hope you enjoy it too. :)

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: How to Get Girls Into Coding

This topic has been HUGE lately and I definitely think it is a super important initiative. But these articles in particular (links below) talk about how we can best attract girls to … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Navy Gets Its First Female Four-Star Admiral

I am military illiterate, but after a little research, “four-star admiral” basically means she’s third in command. First woman ever at this ranking! Congratulations Michelle Howard!! Navy Gets Its First Female … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Myanmar’s Persecuted Minority

It will be forever appalling to me the way that some minority groups are treated in this world. One such group is the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The Buddhist majority … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Seattle Increases the Minimum Wage

You have probably already heard this news since it’s a pretty big deal. But if not, HELLO Seattle raised it’s minimum wage to $15 (phased in over 7 years)! In … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading

I have another blog, which maybe some of you might like. Actually, I have many blogs. Let’s be real. But today, I want to introduce you to It’s for … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Icon Person: Yuri Kochiyama

 It’s very powerful to see someone stand up for the rights of someone of a different race, background, sex, nationality, socio-economic status, etc. To me, that is a courageous and … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: The Water Crisis in the West – Room for Debate

This is a wonderful discussion by experts in water systems. We ALL need to take this advice, not just communities in dry regions!! The Water Crisis in the West – … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer

This is certainly a touchy subject. It’s like parenting; no one wants to be told how to raise their kid. In this case, no one knows what to do with … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment
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