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This Is What It Would Sound Like If Men Were Honest When Hitting On Women

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | August 28, 2014 | Women
Let's be honest. Even if men (smartly) avoid the cheesiness of a standard pick-up line -- no, we did not fall from heaven -- straightforward conversation can be hard to come by when you're chatting with someone new at a bar. After all, there's no way to guarantee who's being...

Pender Island House Auctioned Off For B.C. Cancer Foundation

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | August 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A donated waterfront house was sold at an auction for half of its $1.4-million listing price, but all proceeds went to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The modern 2,662 sq.-ft. North Pender Island home, with unobstructed views of the Georgia Strait, was built by entrepreneur Robert Conconi and his wife...

ATM Enables Indian Women To Report Rape Without Fear Of Backlash

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | August 28, 2014 | Impact
Every 30 minutes a woman in India is raped and many never see justice because they are too fearful to report their attackers to a corrupt police force. But a new innovation may soon change that. The police in India are notoriously understaffed, underpaid and...

Everyday Sexism In Just 9 Illustrations

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | August 28, 2014 | Women
From "leaning in" to "having it all," it can sometimes be hard to keep track of where we have and haven't made progress when it comes to gender roles. A new project however, simplifies everyday gender stereotypes, making it impossible to ignore their negative implications. A...

Hang Out With 'Orange Is The New Black' Cast And Help Support Real Women In Prison

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | August 28, 2014 | Impact
The fictitious ladies of Litchfield Correctional Facility are putting their on-camera differences aside for real women facing the realities of life behind bars. A handful of cast members from Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" are spending time with the winners from an online auction, with proceeds benefiting the...

Existing Coal Plants Will Pump Out 300 Billion Tons Of CO2 Emissions Before They're Retired

Climate Central | Nick Visser | August 28, 2014 | Green
This story originally appeared on Climate Central. It seems straightforward to say that when you buy a new car by taking out a loan, you’re committing to spending a certain amount of your income per month on that car for a specific period of time. Of course, by...

After Broken Engagement, Man Gives Prepaid Wedding Funds To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | August 28, 2014 | Good News
Had everything gone to plan, Phil Laboon would be getting married this weekend. Instead, following a broken engagement, the Pittsburgh marketing exec is turning lemons into LemonAID, a charity event that's putting all his prepaid wedding expenses to good use. "I decided instead of just letting it...

Risky Situations At Work Lead Women To Feel More Anxiety Than Men, Says Study

BusinessNewsDaily | Alanna Vagianos | August 28, 2014 | Women
By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 08/27/2014 08:33 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Do dicey workplace situations cause people to fold under pressure? For women, the answer may be yes, new research suggests. Risky situations tend to increase anxiety for women, leading them to perform worse than they...

Campaign Will Help Millions Of Impoverished Indians Open Bank Accounts

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | August 28, 2014 | Impact
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched the program on Thursday, saying it would give the poor "renewed...

Safety Testing Of Ebola Vaccine Will Begin Soon

Associated Press | Amanda L. Chan | August 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and...

Watch These 50 Celebrities Totally Kill It At The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | August 28, 2014 | Good News
By now, we're sure you've seen plenty of videos of celebrities taking part in the ice bucket challenge. While all of them are raising awareness for an important cause, some celebs have found truly entertaining ways to fulfill the chilly challenge. This video compilation by Tastefully Offensive puts...

Done The Ice Bucket Challenge? Do These Stunts For Hunger, Water, Reproductive Rights, More

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | August 28, 2014 | Impact
The ice bucket challenge fundraiser for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has already been a massive success despite some controversies. It's raised more than $94 million for the cause and supplied almost endless entertainment for the rest of us. ...

Scientific Proof That You Need A Vacation Right Now

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | August 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Stop being afraid of taking time off. Science says vacations will make you a better worker.

These Photos Offer A Glimpse Into The Lives Of The Belarus Women Who Served On The Front Lines Of WWII

The WorldPost | Farah Mohamed | August 27, 2014 | World
"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of people around the world who are not...

Providing Free Storage Could Be Key To Ending Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | August 28, 2014 | Impact
It may take something a lot less bureaucratic than sweeping legislation to put an end to homelessness. It may require something as simple as a locker that can hold an individual’s basic belongings. One of the main issues homeless people face is one that has nothing to do with...

If Anyone Deserves To Be This Happy, It's Scratchy The Pit Bull

Arin Greenwood | August 28, 2014 | Good News
When Ann-Marie Johnson first brought Scratchy the pit bull home, he was so skinny, so bald, and so sick, that she worried about him going beyond her yard. He was "emaciated" and had lost "most of his fur from mange, ears cut off with scissors," she says. "Scratchy was in...

National Fraternity Organization To Study Hazing, Alcohol And Sexual Violence

Tyler Kingkade | August 27, 2014 | College
A national fraternity organization this week finalized three presidential committees to study hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual violence among college students in fraternities. The North-American Interfraternity Conference, representing 75 international and national fraternities, announced in May it planned to set up the commissions. It selected the membership and group leaders...

These 25 Famous Former Interns Are Proof That Hard Work Does Pay Off

Avery Stone | August 27, 2014 | College
Have you ever been asked to do something that seems a bit excessive at your internship -- like, say, fetch a seemingly endless number of obsessively intricate coffee orders -- and felt there wasn't an end in sight? Well, in this video from Mental Floss, we're introduced to

An Honest And Painfully Beautiful Love Story In The Midst Of Alzheimer's

Kelsey Borresen | August 28, 2014 | Weddings
Filmmaker Banker White moved back to the Boston area after his mother Pam was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 at the age of 61. For the next four years, White filmed his conversations with his parents and the changes in their everyday lives as his...

Number Of Homeless Vets Sleeping On Street Drops Nearly 40 Percent In 4 Years

Robbie Couch | August 27, 2014 | Impact
Thousands of homeless veterans have found stable housing in recent years, thanks to federal, state and local initiatives combating the crisis. According to a press release issued Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), data collected...
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