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Being Aware and Earphones

By now, I’ve seen Maeril’s amazing visual guide to combating Islamophobia shared by several different people on every social media account I have. It’s great, and I love it! 261 more words


How a girl exposed her genitals for all the world to see; and how I did nothing to protect her.

It is hardly six o’clock as we sit down for dinner at a restaurant in the bustling Gaslamp quarters of San Diego. Hundreds of people pass by our table on the sidewalk, offering a welcome distraction from our growling stomachs. 422 more words


Neighbours rescue West Kelowna woman from burning home

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – A Boucherie Road mobile home was gutted by fire Halloween night after what neighbours describe as two loud bangs at around 9 p.m. 164 more words


Not in Front of the Children

We are often more concerned with the appearance of our personal behavior than the actual substance.  So we hold grudges and carry on our personal warfare with each other out of sight.  123 more words


Reinforcers, Assistants, and Outsiders: How to Help Bystanders Use Their Power to Stop Bullying

By Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, LMSW, coauthor of Stand Up to Bullying!

In spite of years of research that irrefutably proves bullying has harmful physical, psychological, academic, and social consequences, we’ve yet to figure out how to successfully prevent or end the abuse. 1,089 more words

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“Hero” is a word that gets thrown around a lot. It applies to Superman, rock stars, and the police, but now it is time to add a new category to that list. 442 more words