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As your trusted friend, we’re here with the “Reader’s Digest version” of social issues that impact the world around you. From gun violence statistics to the history behind the black power fist, and how to be an LGBTQ ally, our explainers will break it all down.

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What Happens to Survivors of Mass Shootings? Their Untold Story

In the aftermath of a mass shooting, the attention often goes to those who lost their lives, and rightly so. But survivors struggle for years to come.

23 Good News Stories That Came Out of 2020

This roundup of great and inspiring news stories will give you the warm-and-fuzzies. Never forget all the positivity and good...



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What It’s Like to Work at a State Health Helpline During Coronavirus

Unlike the virus hotline, Michigan's warmline was been created to help residents who are struggling mentally or emotionally during the...


14 Meaningful Ways People Are Saying Thank You to Essential Workers

Many Americans are finding ways to honor the bravery and sacrifice of essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine

While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...


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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Not Being Productive During Quarantine

Productivity? Productivity? There's no productivity in quarantine!

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Why You Should Still Use Your Vacation Days During Quarantine

By taking time away from work, you take much-needed recovery time for yourself.


How My Mother’s Lipstick Ritual Is Bringing Me Strength During Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many in a state of uncertainty. However, I've found solace and strength in my mother's...


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Disney Park Fans Are Recreating Their Favorite Rides at Home

Just because the parks are closed, it doesn't mean that you can't make your own Disney magic!


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I’m an Extrovert—Here’s How I’m Surviving Quarantine

This "new normal" will never feel normal, but these five things are helping me feel a little more at peace...

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Personal Space: How Close Is Too Close?

Even before coronavirus, we all needed a little bit of space. Here’s why.


I Started Meditating for the First Time in Quarantine—And Now I’ll Never Go Back

It's the only part of my new normal that I’ll be sticking with long after this pandemic has passed.


I’m a Therapist. Here’s How I’m Staying Sane During Coronavirus Quarantine.

We're experiencing a mental health crisis in this country right now.


Alligator vs. Crocodile? 10 Interesting Animal Distinctions You Used to Know

Yep, there's an actual difference between a rabbit and a hare. Read this and let those middle school biology class...


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The Psychology of Picking a President: What Your Brain Says About Your Vote

You can predict who will win the next presidential election using these simple facts, explains psychologist John D. Gartner.

9 of the Most Inspiring, Powerful Quotes from Pope Francis on Climate Change

On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis releases a 184-page encyclical addressing the threat that global warming poses to our human...