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Hope City: Teens Find Extraordinary Common Ground with Images of Hope
1 year ago

Hope City: Teens Find Extraordinary Common Ground with Images of Hope

Traumatized teens and centers of influence find extraordinary common ground with images of hope Behind a wolf mask. In an empty theater. On the roof of a stadium.

In April …
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Artists in Greece Raise Awareness of the Issues of Identity and Culture in the Era of Migration
1 year ago

Artists in Greece Raise Awareness of the Issues of Identity and Culture in the Era of Migration

Greece remains the epicenter of the ongoing refugee crisis, along with the economic and political affairs that continue to take a strenuous toll. However, the Athenians who were willing to …
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Mothers Have The Power To Build Legacies Near and Far
1 year ago

Mothers Have The Power To Build Legacies Near and Far

Legacy. For better or worse, everyone has one. My hope is for my children to dream big for themselves and the world in which they live. My goal is to …
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The Future Is Bright: Youth Pave The Way For Global Impact
1 year ago

The Future Is Bright: Youth Pave The Way For Global Impact

Global Youth Service Day is a worldwide service event that is dedicated to celebrating the initiatives that millions of children and youth work on throughout the year. All of whom take …
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Women Everywhere Took to Twitter to Share Stories of Childhood Sexual Harassment
1 year ago

Women Everywhere Took to Twitter to Share Stories of Childhood Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has many faces. Sometimes it’s a catcall, sometimes it’s an inappropriate comment or look made by an older male, or sometimes it’s unwelcomed or forced touching. Whatever shape …
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Nine To Five Sunshine: Benefits Of Having A Green Filled Workplace
1 year ago

Nine To Five Sunshine: Benefits Of Having A Green Filled Workplace

Picture a modern office – very bright lights, and lots of white walls. This is where I found myself two months after graduating college when I got a position as …
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China: Garments With Stories
1 year ago

China: Garments With Stories

Struggling to uphold its cultural and historical identity in the midst of a modern culture of mass production famous for the tagline: ‘Made in China’

On the banks …
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International Women’s Day: Pledge For Parity Worldwide
1 year ago

International Women’s Day: Pledge For Parity Worldwide

She wept. “Live or die, you will marry him, she says.”

In one sentence, Mahira* became the face of a circumstance I only knew in theory. She told of her …
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Changing The Way We Visualize The Syrian Refugee Crisis
1 year ago

Changing The Way We Visualize The Syrian Refugee Crisis

There are over 4 million refugees (and counting) who have left ‪Syria since the beginning of the war. For many of us, the only context we get to understand the …
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Breaking Up the Winter Doldrums: Volunteer or Virtually Volunteer Options
1 year ago

Breaking Up the Winter Doldrums: Volunteer or Virtually Volunteer Options

It’s winter. And many of us have cabin fever or as I like to call it the winter doldrums. This means people are turning their thoughts to spring and what …
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Haiti Is Full Of Friendship. Our Week With Team i’m ME
1 year ago

Haiti Is Full Of Friendship. Our Week With Team i’m ME

As part of building Conscious Magazine, some of our lifelong goals are to serve alongside the amazing people we feature and join them in their mission work. ​This is what …
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World Cancer Day: Fight The Battle Alongside The Young And Brave
1 year ago

World Cancer Day: Fight The Battle Alongside The Young And Brave

My name is Matt Coulter and I’m the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Young and Brave Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping today’s youth beat cancer. We aim …
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How To Help Fight Against Human Trafficking, Our Century’s Greatest Injustice
1 year ago

How To Help Fight Against Human Trafficking, Our Century’s Greatest Injustice

It is a daunting issue. It is a current issue. It is an issue that is not going away on its own. Human Trafficking affects millions of people and sadly, …
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The Act of Zero Wasting: Why I Ended My Relationship With My Trash Can
1 year ago

The Act of Zero Wasting: Why I Ended My Relationship With My Trash Can

“It’s you, not me.” I made that totally clear with my 5-gallon trash can as I pulled out the last plastic bag to take to the Dumpster. With its dirty ways, I …
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Want to Help Decrease Sexual Assault on College Campuses? Here’s How.
1 year ago

Want to Help Decrease Sexual Assault on College Campuses? Here’s How.

I can’t tell you how many times in college we were given the advice, “don’t put your drink down.” From mace to color changing nail polish, it is ingrained in …
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The Key Isn’t Empty Reward But Thoughtful Encouragement
1 year ago

The Key Isn’t Empty Reward But Thoughtful Encouragement

A lot of commentary about the educational system in America will focus on effort-based reward systems, which is a partial vestige of the highly controversial and derided “No Child Left …
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Advocate For Our Future: Take Action Against Human Trafficking
1 year ago

Advocate For Our Future: Take Action Against Human Trafficking

I walked through the doors of the safe home for the first time, bracing myself for what I was about to see. But nothing could have prepared me for how …
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Do Something Incredible For Families This Holiday Season
1 year ago

Do Something Incredible For Families This Holiday Season

The holiday gift giving season is here! And yes that means many people are crowding into stores on a daily basis looking for deals or a special present. However, a …
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Women in Front: New Technology Unites Women Leaders To Solve Issues Together
1 year ago

Women in Front: New Technology Unites Women Leaders To Solve Issues Together

The intersection of technology and social good is a powerful combination. Over the past few years, technology has been a catalyst used to widen influence and understanding by easily connecting …
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Defining Feminism For What It Really Is
1 year ago

Defining Feminism For What It Really Is

Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Jennifer Lawrence questioning why she makes less money than her male co-stars. Super Bowl Ads such as #LikeAGirl, NoMore.org and GoldieBlox. George and Amal Clooney jokes

It’s …
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Giving Tuesday: Holiday Gift Shopping While Serving The Greater Good
1 year ago

Giving Tuesday: Holiday Gift Shopping While Serving The Greater Good

The holiday gift giving season generally starts after Thanksgiving as we watch the advertisements offering the best deals on popular toys, electronics, furniture, clothing – you name it. Black Friday, …
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What Does A Leader Do In Response To The Syrian Refugee Crisis?
2 years ago

What Does A Leader Do In Response To The Syrian Refugee Crisis?

In conjunction with the tragedy in France, now, more than ever, leaders all across the globe face a serious conflict between a statesman’s duty to protect their people and the …
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I Am Meant For More. These 5 Powerful Words Can Save A Life
2 years ago

I Am Meant For More. These 5 Powerful Words Can Save A Life

Do you know how prevalent suicide and suicidal thoughts are among teens? According to Crisis Text Line, created by DoSomething.org, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young …
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Hank Fortener, Founder of Adopt Together, on Why We Need #WorldAdoptionDay
2 years ago

Hank Fortener, Founder of Adopt Together, on Why We Need #WorldAdoptionDay

From his earliest memory, Hank can remember always having room for one more person in his home.

His family fostered 36 children over the course of 7 years, with varying …
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Why Plastic Microbeads Have Been Banned In California
2 years ago

Why Plastic Microbeads Have Been Banned In California

Plastic microbeads added to facial scrubs, body washes and toothpastes as exfoliants are a major form of microplastic pollution, and have recently been banned in California! Victory in passing the …
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