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Depression and Giving Up (or Admitting to Depression)
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"72 percent of teens have been cyberbullied in the past year."

#cyberbullying #children
Cyberbullying continues to rear its ugly head among teen users of social networks, and Rawhide offered some statistics showing just how prevalent the problem remains.
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Here’s how one woman is using Instagram to shame online pervs and creeps

#cyberbullying
We've all heard of the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram account that flaunts the lifestyle of a shamelessly rich group of kids in Iran, or of playboy Dan Bilzerian, who shares snaps of his life of guns, cars, and half-naked models. There are many more such examples.
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“The divide between the global “haves” and “have-nots” also has not closed in the 21st century. In 2001, 86% of the world’s poor and low-income people lived in Africa and Asia-South Pacific, compared with 7% in North America and Europe. At the same time, only 6% of high-income people lived in Africa and Asia-South Pacific, compared with 91% in North America and Europe.”

#poverty
The urgency expressed by Pope Francis on global poverty and inequality is grounded in harsh reality. 4.4 billion people – 71% of the global population of 6.2 billion – lived on $10 or less per day in 2011, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the most recently available data.
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“Contrary to the images that I’d seen in the mainstream media – there was no begging, no ‘harassment’ of tourists, no sitting around in doorways looking forlorn. They were simply looking for a bit of respite before the next leg of their journey.” - Paul Taylor
This post is long overdue and has been sitting in my "must edit" file for a couple of months. The prompt to finish it has come from events in the past few days where online campaigns and watershed ...
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Tipping your server makes sexism worse, whether you intend to or not
'The customer is always right' is having a toxic effect on women.
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Telling Thanksgiving's Story in a Vanishing American Language
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Horn-Miller said the fact that Pocahontas is a Disney character doesn’t make cultural appropriation acceptable. “My people aren’t a movie character.”

#racism #halloween
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"There has been in total a 46% drop in tree numbers since humans began to clear land to plant seeds, the study found."

#nature #deforestation
But there is bad news, the researchers report in the journal Nature
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“A yellow bench – the organization’s icon – will be installed this fall at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON), Niagara College (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), Holy Trinity High School (Oakville, ON), and Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC) with another 25 Canadian secondary or post-secondary schools to be added within the year.”
Canadian non-profit organization The Friendship Bench has selected the first four schools to host its student mental health awareness programs.
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"Rejection, romantic or otherwise, sucks. It is also a part of life. Who hasn’t sent a hopeful text message and never gotten a response? Or approached someone at a party and been disappointed to realize that he or she just wasn’t interested in chatting with you? Or reached out to someone about a potential professional collaboration and never heard back?"

#womensright #cyberbullying
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Awareness 4 Social Good was created by Cendrine Marrouat to raise awareness of worthy causes and important issues through social media.