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Actress Mara Wilson Raises Awareness for Mental Illness

Mara Wilson has teamed up with Project UROK in an effort to raise awareness about mental health among youths. The nonprofit organization, founded by comedian Jenny Jaffe, focuses on helping teens who suffer from mental illnesses. Read More »

#HowToSpotAFeminist and 4 Other Social Trends You Should Be Following

There’s a lot of noise out there on social media. And with all the hashtags circulating, it becomes increasingly harder to determine which campaigns are worth following. Read More »

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With MAKERS

Cinco de Mayo is an 150-year-old tradition celebrating Mexican culture and history — Read More »

Where Are All the Women Winemakers?

It’s no secret that Americans love their wine. Read More »

'It Was Never a Dress' Campaign Remakes the Bathroom Sign

Software developer Axosoft is making us rethink that iconic feminine image used to designate women's restrooms. Read More »

Justice for Malala Yousafzai: Pakistan Court Gives Life Sentences to Her Attackers

The ten men who attacked teen activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012 were sentenced Thursday to life in prison by a court in northwest Pakistan, reports BBC News. Authorities said that all of her attackers were members of the Pa Read More »

Why the Working Families Policy Discussion Is Important For Everyone

On Wednesday, President Obama met with working mothers and fathers in Charlotte, North Carolina, to discuss the priorities that matter most to their families, Read More »

#OneBostonDay Encourages Acts of Kindness and Reflects the City's Strength

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has declared it "One Boston Day," an opportunity for people to celebrate the goodness that shined through during a tragic time. Read More »

Read Malala’s Hopeful Letter to Abducted Schoolgirls

On the one-year anniversary of their abduction, Malala Yousafzai sent a heart-warming message to the 276 Chibok girls who were kidnapped by the extremist militant group Boko Haram. Her message ensures that the schoolgirls have not been forgotten. Read More »

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