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Volunteering 101 Volunteering 101

GUESS WHAT FRIENDS!?! This is the 101st post since bringing on our fabulous blog coordinator, Adrienne! To commemorate that, and kick off National Volunteer Month, we bring you Volunteering 101!

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No Joke, We’ve All Got Some No Joke, We’ve All Got Some

April is National Volunteer Month. I've got to admit, my first impulse to gather a bunch of reasons to compel you to volunteer, but before that I'd like to do something a bit different. After all, month-long observances like these are about...

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Is Good Gone? Is Good Gone?

From the recent attacks in Brussels that claimed the lives of over 30 people, to the horrific bombing in Turkey that killed 34 and wounded 125 more, to the ongoing plight of Syrian refugees, it seems that everywhere you look is shrouded in disaster.

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Food Waste Served to World Leaders, Public Food Waste Served to World Leaders, Public

'Landfill salad'. 'Cow corn'. A veggie burger made from the 'pulp left over from juicing.' And don't forget to wash it all down with a refreshing glass of chickpea water! The dishes above almost sound like a food project someone would put on...

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Bringing Back Bad Blood Bringing Back Bad Blood

On this #throwbackthursday, let's take a somber look back at April 2014, when 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria. It spurred the #bringbackourgirls campaign that was publicised by people around the world, including Michelle Obama. This...

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Outrage Over Animal Cruelty and Deaths: When Selfies Become Too Selfish Outrage Over Animal Cruelty and Deaths: When Selfies Become Too Selfish

Disclaimer: as images and video of these events may be unsettling, we leave their access with the original reports at the discretion of the viewer.

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Why Isn’t Helping Easier? Why Isn’t Helping Easier?

I believe that humans are generally good. Generally we want the best for both ourselves and others, we all look up to heroes rather than villians, and if a favor is easy enough we often agree to it. So why don't more people help each other?...

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How becoming a volunteer in Ohio led me to India How becoming a volunteer in Ohio led me to India

Aging is kind of a scary thing. And, no, I'm not talking about #adulting.

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If you don’t know what Zika is, you should. If you don’t know what Zika is, you should.

Unfortunately, it isn't really a cool thing. Zika is the name of a virus that is spread by mosquitos. It isn't necessarily bad - it produces flu-like symptoms that rarely are dangerous and are almost never fatal. However, researchers are...

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The CEO of Your Favorite Company Just Made a $100M Donation The CEO of Your Favorite Company Just Made a $100M Donation

He’s the CEO of what might perhaps be the most beloved company today. If I’m exaggerating, it’s only slightly. Reed Hastings, CEO of – you guessed it – Netflix, just announced on his Facebook that he is personally funding at $100 million...

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2016 is Starting Off on the Right Hoof 2016 is Starting Off on the Right Hoof

Everyone loves animals. They’re cute, cuddly, smart, intriguing, and baby animals make us all cry-laugh when they make their cute little noises. An animal’s defense is as loud as we’re willing to make it and we need to make sure we preserve...

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Why POINT is the Perfect App for Millennials Why POINT is the Perfect App for Millennials

Ever feel like your constant connection to the world leaves you somehow disconnected? Have you wanted to help a cause but had no idea how? Do you feel like you can't make a difference on your own? Do you want to do something more meaningful...

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