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Never Heard Of Epidermolysis Bullosa?

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) — The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of.™ – See more at: http://www.debra.org/whatiseb#sthash.VrTGuyiw.dpuf

Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, is a very rare genetic connective tissue disorder that affects 1 child out of every 20,000 births (that means about 200 children a year are born with EB).

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5 Steps on How to be an Ally to a Closeted Person

So as a disclaimer: I’m a closeted teenager with a muslim upbringing. Remaining in the closet has been a tough decision for me, but necessary to remain safe within a religious household. 1,202 more words


Power of the Mind: What You Think Shapes What You See

Our thoughts come together to give us perspectives and attitudes through which we define and relate to the world around us. Arguably, nothing will hinder you in life as severely as a bad attitude. 675 more words


Past History Repeating Itself? Scary Stuff!

This was in USA Today:

Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

Oren Dorell, USA TODAY7:49 p.m. EDT April 17, 2014

(Photo: The Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism) 801 more words

An excerpt from "Love it Forward" by Jeff Brown

“When we release our emotional holdings, the path clarifies. This is why the suggestion that our emotions are an illusion does not serve us. When we pretend they aren’t there, they just turn inward against us- congealing into walking time bombs- and they block our lens. 21 more words


Some people are just different...

In two weeks I will officially and finally be a senior. The perks of being on the “5 year plan” is it gave me the chance to become “ready”…I was listening to a guest speaker from the Speech Clinic at USF yesterday. 672 more words

Jim Flaherty's rare skin disorder had a tremendous effect on him

Terribly saddening news, former Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty passed away today. In 2013, Flaherty told the public he suffered from bullous pemphigoid, an incurable autoimmune skin disorder that causes painful lesions. 94 more words