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Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

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POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) – The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. 801 more words

Humanity

Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

Image Credit: AP Photo / Jerome Delay

BAGA SOLO, Chad (AP) – Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. 607 more words

Humanity

Inability

I am unable to see injustice

And tuck it away with the other ruffage

Forgotten, ignored to rot away

Conveniently gone on holiday

My mouth is trained to speak my thoughts… 57 more words

Mental Health

I'm A Feminist and I Hate This Whole "Privilege" Nonsense

My editor choose the click-bait title.

“Just think about what compensations someone else may be making to be in your world. Exercise compassion. Exercise understanding. Count your blessings. 10 more words

Politics

Education Equation

I awaken at the dawning light,
before my body is ready to end the night.
My day begins with monotonous routine,
as I fathom the day’s events like a well-oiled machine. 336 more words

Writing

What would you say if no one else could understand you?

Growing up I had a friend whose parents were non-native English speakers; whenever they wanted to hide the content of their conversation from us (for better or worse) they’d drop the English and switch to their first language. 369 more words

Haiti

That Buddha, He Sure is Smart

If you can do something about it, do not worry.

If you cannot do something about it, do not worry.

                                                                    —Buddha

This quote comes in handy when my mind is wrangling things that cannot be changed/aren’t my desired outcome/are completely beyond my control. 104 more words

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