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Misty Copeland On Stepping Out From Behind The Other Swans

James Thilman | June 30, 2015 | Arts
Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history, spoke about her career on Tuesday at Lincoln Center. Amid the overwhelming response to her historic appointment, she was adamant that she isn't an "overnight...

Childhood Sweethearts Married 75 Years Die In Each Other's Arms

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | June 30, 2015 | Weddings
San Diego couple Jeannette and Alexander Toczko, who were married for nearly 75 years, wanted to be together until the very end. On June 17, just a couple weeks shy of their 75th wedding anniversary, their wish came true when Alexander died in Jeannette's arms. Twenty-four hours later,...

8-Foot-Tall Statue Of Martin Luther King Jr. Will Soon Stand Outside Of Georgia's Statehouse

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | June 30, 2015 | Black Voices
While the country watches the contentious debate over whether the Confederate flag will be removed from some state capitol buildings, a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. is expected to soon grace the grounds outside of the Georgia statehouse. On Monday, State Rep. Calvin Smyrer...

Devastated Boy Accidentally Breaks Museum Artifact, But Staff Wants To Tell Him It's All Good

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | June 30, 2015 | Good News
Everybody makes mistakes. That's what this understanding English museum's staff wants one child to know after a little slip-up during his visit. A young boy visited Christchurch Mansion, a museum in Ipswich, Suffolk, with some relatives last summer and accidentally knocked over a historic jug. The child, whose name...

Adidas Created A Shoe That Is Literally Made Out Of Trash

Andrew Lord | June 30, 2015 | Business
Recycled ocean trash sneakers might be the new Air Jordans. German apparel giant Adidas has created a prototype for a sustainable new shoe made almost entirely from recycled garbage pulled from the ocean, the company announced on Monday. The upper shoe is made entirely of yarns and...

Walmart ISIS Cake Prompts Apology After Chain Refused A Confederate Flag Design

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | June 30, 2015 | Canada Business
Walmart has issued an apology for a cake decorated with the ISIS logo after a customer complained he couldn't have one with the Confederate flag. In a video posted to YouTube last Friday, Chuck Netzhammer said he went to a Walmart in Slidell, La., and requested a cake...

One-Third Of World Doesn't Have A Toilet. Here's What It Will Take To Change That.

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | June 30, 2015 | Impact
NEW DELHI (AP) — Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Those who make do without toilets continue to...

Bree Newsome, Activist Who Took Down Confederate Flag, Says She Refuses 'To Be Ruled By Fear'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | June 30, 2015 | Black Voices
Black activist Bree Newsome says she refuses to be ruled by fear. Newsome’s intolerance to racial injustice and the horrific shooting that killed nine black lives are among the several reasons she said fueled her to take action. Saturday, Newsome climbed the flagpole outside of the South...

This $50 Alarm Could Give Millions Of People More Warning Ahead Of Earthquakes

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | June 30, 2015 | Impact
When an earthquake strikes, survival is often a question of a matter of seconds, and yet in-home earthquake alarms are prohibitively expensive. Currently, Japan is the country that has the most comprehensive nationwide system that warns its citizens when a tremor is heading their way. But a Mexico City-based startup...

8 Things Women Have Successfully Fought For Since NOW Was Founded

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | June 30, 2015 | Women
Forty-nine years ago today, something awesome happened. At the Third National Conference of Commissions on the Status of Women on June 30, 1966, 28 women banded together with a vow to represent women's rights and interests in governmental matters. Thus, the National Organization of Women (NOW)...

Redefining The ‘Traditional' American Family In 7 Stunning Images

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | June 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
When we don't see ourselves reflected in the media we consume on a daily basis, we can feel invisible. And when images that are meant to represent meaningful relationships fail to reflect the diversity of love and family, many groups are made to feel invisible and an opportunity to change...

Australia Survived A 13-Year-Long Drought. Here's What California Can Learn.

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | June 30, 2015 | Media
The Christian Science Monitor: How Australians survived a 13-year drought by going low-tech Southeastern Australia suffered through a massive, 13-year drought that only ended in 2009. And yet, the region made it through by adopting key water-conservation methods that the rest of the...

After Traumatic Event, Women Face Increased Heart Disease Risk

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | June 30, 2015 | Women
By: Sara G. Miller, Live Science Contributor Published: 06/29/2015 08:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Women who experience a traumatic event and develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at increased risk for heart disease, a new large study suggests. In the study, researchers found that women who had four...

Hospital Surprises Parents Of Pediatric ICU Patient With Special Anniversary Dinner

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | June 30, 2015 | Parents
As parents to 14-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy, Carey and Tammy Rogers have always put their child's needs before their own. So when their son was in the hospital on their anniversary, they didn't hesitate to cancel their dinner plans. Touched by the Rogers' story, the hospital staff put together...

Cops Coach Chicago Youth Baseball League To Foster Peace In Crime-Ridden Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | June 30, 2015 | Good News
Police officers in Chicago are stepping up to the plate to coach a youth baseball team for boys and girls. The Englewood Police Youth Baseball League aims to combat violence through the sport, by uniting young athletes in a crime-ridden neighborhood with mentors from the local police force,...

Terrence Higgins Trust's #TogetherSummer Video Stresses The Personal Side Of HIV Prevention

Curtis M. Wong | June 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
The Terrence Higgins Trust, a British charity and advocacy group for those living with HIV/AIDS, kicked off its latest campaign with a stunning video at London's Pride festivities over the weekend. Dubbed #TogetherSummer, the feel-good clip showcases a variety of couples, including two gay men,...

Cara Delevingne Calls Out 'Totally Sexist' Superhero Movies

Nina Friend | June 30, 2015 | Women
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...another person calling out the sexism women superheroes face. And this time, it's supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne. Delevingne is starring as the villain Enchantress in the upcoming movie "Suicide Squad." Although she thinks the movie's three women characters "have...

Here's Why Hackers Are Uniquely Equipped To Save The World

Joseph Erbentraut | June 30, 2015 | Impact
Former Facebook President and Napster cofounder Sean Parker is making a convincing case for why “hackers” like him just might hold the key to addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Saturday, Parker argued that he and fellow members of the...

Conflicts Deprive 30 Million Kids Of Education, Schools Must Be Better Protected: Experts

Eleanor Goldberg | June 29, 2015 | Impact
* Norwegian PM seeks push to ensure education for all * Better security to counter threats such as Taliban, Boko Haram By Alister Doyle OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) - Armed conflicts deprive about 30 million children of education worldwide and governments need to step up investments to make schools safer,...

Ava DuVernay Tweets Her Support For Real-Life 'Black Superhero' Bree Newsome

Brennan Williams | June 29, 2015 | Black Voices
Ava DuVernay knows a black superhero when she sees one. On Saturday, the “Selma” director wrote a tweet to express her support for 30-year-old activist Bree Newsome. Newsome was arrested earlier that morning after she scaled the 30-foot flag pole outside of the South Carolina...
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