Life During & After Human Trafficking: A Survivor’s Story

Shandra Woworuntu, an activist and survivor of human trafficking, recalls her time in the underground sex business, the struggles of adjusting to a new life, and her quest to educate the world on this hidden crime.

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‘The Hunting Ground’- Sexual Assault On College Campuses Are Relevant

“The Hunting Ground” documents several cases of campus rape and sexual assault on multiple college campuses including Ivy League schools like Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

The film manages to deliver detailed accounts of what happened to these young women and men while attending college through interviews with the victims themselves, parents, and administrators of the schools mentioned.

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Celebrate International World Water Day with 10 Water Saving Tips



 Water is very important resource for our daily lives. We use water in many ways at home; drinking, cooking, bathing, brushing teeth and flushing toilet. However, much of us don’t think about how much water we use and waste of water. A bigger problem is that during we wasting water, people in the other parts of the world suffer from the water shortages.

 If this continues, the problem will even worse. According to statistics within 15 years, 48 countries will be unable to meet their basic water requirements and also two-thirds of the world’s population will face water scarcity by 2025. Now, it’s time to change our habit of water consumption.

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Top 5 TED talks for organic living

All of us aspire to live a healthy and quality life and hope to know how to do it. I would like to introduce the top 5 TED talks that give us messages about how to live healthy. TED is a non-profit devoted to worthy ideas spreading and these top 5 TED talks surely have a  positive influence on our living. Now is the time to watch life changing messages. Here are top 5 TED talks for organic living.

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Non-profit of the week: ASPCA

(Source: PCH Blog)

“We believe that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law.” – ASPCA

By now you must have those heart-wrenching ASPCA commercials, featuring the mistreated animals staring into the camera begging for help, engraved in your memory. Thanks to the non-profit organization, the rescue from abuse and creation of humane laws is made possible for these helpless animals. The organization’s backbone is its belief that animals “are entitled to kind and respectful treatment” from humans and their right to be protected under the law. Living up to its belief has let the ASPCA provide leadership in three main areas: care for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty.

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The Hottest Trend: Going Organic Lifestyle

Nowdays, you can find organic fruits and vegetables everywhere. Be it the supermarket, food stores, farmers market and even in an online delivery services you can find organic foods products. It clearly shows that there is a demand for organic products as many people are consuming it.

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Non-profit of the week: Union Settlement

Union Settlement Association has been a long-standing organization in East Harlem since 1895; the community has embraced Union Settlement as a vital part of the neighborhood. Sara Stuart, Director of Development and Communication at Union Settlement, shared her thoughts on the organization and how much they have progressed in the past few years.

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Non-profit of the week: Cancer Schmancer

 We all know cancer is a serious problem in the United States. Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death. Furthermore, a total of 1,658,370 new cancer cases and 589,430 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the United States in 2015. Cancer is not only a major public health problem in the United States, but also in many parts of the world.  Worldwide cancer rates are set to jump more than 75% by 2030. Even 22.2 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2030, compared with 12.7 million in 2008.

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The Hidden News Behind The “Hottest Year” Record

(Source: Skeptical Science)

By now you may have heard that 2014 was declared the hottest year since record keeping by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This declaration is certainly alarming, but it overshadows another piece of startling news: ocean warming. Along with the planet’s surface temperature, the ocean is becoming warmer that it keeps “breaking scientists’ charts.” It’s important to note that 90% of global warming heat ends up in the ocean, as seen in the illustration above.

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Teaching kids the healthy way to live

‘I believe absolutely in the importance and power of the shared table. In many cultures, eating together around a table is the center of family life.’

– Stephanie Alexander, Kitchen Garden Foundation.

Stephanie Alexander founder of an Australian non-profit the ‘Kitchen Garden Foundation’ has strong values on the importance of food in culture. In the United States we have our own program taking successful strides towards progressive learning. The EcoSPACES program at Philips Academy in New Jersey shares Stephanie Alexander’s view, teaching their students the importance of sustainability and a healthy food culture.

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