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The Story That Will Make You Understand The Crisis and Courage in Congo
2 years ago

The Story That Will Make You Understand The Crisis and Courage in Congo

I lay on a foam mattress, draped by a thin blanket and a mosquito net, wondering if I should move my bed away from the window. Gunshots and screams continued …
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Teachers Are A Gift To Society As They Pass On Knowledge
2 years ago

Teachers Are A Gift To Society As They Pass On Knowledge

“It’s a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought that if you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught” – The King & I (1956)

We’ve …
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Creating Hope for a New Future: Educating Cambodia’s Poorest Children
2 years ago

Creating Hope for a New Future: Educating Cambodia’s Poorest Children

Along the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia lies the rural fishing village of Prek Pneu where small, wooden boats drape the channel in a wave of colorful hues. Bamboo poles …
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Unique Nonprofit Helps Parkinson’s Patients Speak Again
2 years ago

Unique Nonprofit Helps Parkinson’s Patients Speak Again

When you think of Parkinson’s you may think of celebrities like boxing legend Muhammad Ali, singer Linda Ronstadt, or actor Michael J. Fox. The reality is that there are more …
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The Divestment Debate And The 21st Century Energy Mix
2 years ago

The Divestment Debate And The 21st Century Energy Mix

“To Divest, or Not To Divest…”

In the famous play Hamlet (Shakespeare), the opening phrase begins with the well-known line, “to be, or not to be, that is the question.” …
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Tackling Gender Barriers to Access Education
2 years ago

Tackling Gender Barriers to Access Education

The Clinton Global Initiative is an annual gathering of leaders that build partnerships between businesses, NGOs, governments and individuals to make commitments to transform and advance communities. This year, Clinton …
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What You Need To Know About Human Trafficking Today
2 years ago

What You Need To Know About Human Trafficking Today

“The victims of this crime each have a name,” says Secretary of State John Kerry, referring to the victims of human trafficking. Just this past July, he released the 2015 …
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Alma Sana: Vaccine Bracelets For Mothers In Developing Countries
2 years ago

Alma Sana: Vaccine Bracelets For Mothers In Developing Countries

Though I am a medical student, until I began an internship earlier this summer, I did not realize just how much I have always taken vaccines for granted. I have …
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The Power of Working with Boys and Girls, Together
2 years ago

The Power of Working with Boys and Girls, Together

The international development community is very focused on women and girls these days. And rightly so. Around the world, girls have been neglected and discriminated against, abused and worse for …
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How to Transition Back to School Successfully and Avoid Crisis
2 years ago

How to Transition Back to School Successfully and Avoid Crisis

Heading back to school isn’t always a picnic. If you’re having a tough time, you’re certainly not alone. Transitions are generally tough on our kiddos as it is. Not only …
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Media Rise Festival Committed To Meaningful Media Takes On D.C.
2 years ago

Media Rise Festival Committed To Meaningful Media Takes On D.C.

This month, Conscious Magazine is headed to D.C. for the Media Rise Festival hosted by Media Rise, “a global nonprofit volunteer-driven alliance that connects people and ideas to …
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Absolut Elyx + Water For People = Safe Water for 100,000
2 years ago

Absolut Elyx + Water For People = Safe Water for 100,000

Water is an issue everywhere—it is the single biggest issue facing the planet.

Absolut Elyx and Water For People (WFP) launched a 5-year partnership on September 9, 2015, which will …
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Why International Literacy Day Is Important
2 years ago

Why International Literacy Day Is Important

If you find yourself perusing the Conscious Magazine website, or any modern day media publication at that, it is more than likely you grew up with a surplus of reading …
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World Suicide Prevention Day: Reaching Out And Saving Lives
2 years ago

World Suicide Prevention Day: Reaching Out And Saving Lives

A few years ago, I was kayaking on the Chicago River. It was a much anticipated excursion and my second time in a kayak. Seeing Chicago from the water perspective …
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Discovering Hope Through The Lens Of  A Camera
2 years ago

Discovering Hope Through The Lens Of A Camera

The Hope Is Project, founded by Sarah Takako Skinner and Marc Raco, was created to show “what hope looks like through the eyes of the struggling, those who are fighting, the …
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Out Living It With First Descents
2 years ago

Out Living It With First Descents

There we were, Out Living It, ready to begin our Kayak adventure on the Hudson River at Pier 84 in New York City.  I introduced myself as Rachael from Conscious Magazine to my new-found …
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World Day Against Trafficking And The Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery
2 years ago

World Day Against Trafficking And The Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery

The recruitment, transportation, transfer of human beings through use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, use of power or paying a person in control of the victim is known as …
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Life Is A Marathon—Keep Breathing. Pace Yourself
2 years ago

Life Is A Marathon—Keep Breathing. Pace Yourself

We knew that a yearlong road trip would be a long haul…literally. But 30,000 miles and 44 states into it we’ve realized that it fits the marathon analogy pretty well. …
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These Socially-Good Jars of Chutney Are Tackling Food System Injustices
2 years ago

These Socially-Good Jars of Chutney Are Tackling Food System Injustices

If you didn’t think that the food injustices could be combated, or the opportunity to provide a better life to underprivileged women could be granted through the creation of socially-good jars …
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Kids Will Not Learn If They’re Stressed: The Call for Trauma-Informed Schools
2 years ago

Kids Will Not Learn If They’re Stressed: The Call for Trauma-Informed Schools

When a child steps foot into a classroom, he carries with him the rest of his world. Although school is only one aspect of his life, he enters the room …
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Waves For Water: Access To Safe Drinking Water Is A Human Right
2 years ago

Waves For Water: Access To Safe Drinking Water Is A Human Right

Christian Driggs stands on a dirt road surrounded by darkness, lit up only from the occasional passing headlights and burst of lightning in the night sky. When visible, I see …
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Celebrating Our Independence With  July 4th Inspiration
2 years ago

Celebrating Our Independence With July 4th Inspiration

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And there is one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, …
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Are We Too Independent for Our Own Good?
2 years ago

Are We Too Independent for Our Own Good?

In his book The Epic of America, James Truslow Adams, stated that the “American Dream” is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and …
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The Dangers of Rehoming in America
2 years ago

The Dangers of Rehoming in America

A silent form of child trafficking exists and not enough is being said or done about it. It is known as rehoming. According to Michele Jackson, JD, “rehoming is a …
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Ending The State Of Extreme Global Poverty By 2030
2 years ago

Ending The State Of Extreme Global Poverty By 2030

We often see heartbreaking images of extreme poverty in the developing world and think, “that’s terrible.” We likely leave that thought with two conclusions: luckily there are organizations out there …
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