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Women in Front: New Technology Unites Women Leaders To Solve Issues Together
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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Family Brews Coffee for All In The Name of Adoption
2 years ago

Family Brews Coffee for All In The Name of Adoption

For many, Saturdays offer an additional hour, or two, of morning repose. Enveloped in bed linen within the comfort of our homes, we enjoy the quiet moments when soft sunlight …
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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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