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How Austin Became America's Largest No Kill City
Long stay dogs Rocket and Violet were struggling with life at the shelter. Thanks to volunteers and fosters, they were placed in foster homes until they are adopted and they're both thriving This coming February, Austin will celebrate its five-year anniversary of being America's largest no kill city, saving more than 90 percent of its homeless animals since 2011. With more than 18,000 animals entering the…
Why 'Active Investigations' Don’t Justify Keeping Police Video Secret
The Chicago police last week released video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot to death by a police officer. Release of the video showing the 16-shot barrage came only after a judge ordered its release, and after more than a year during which the police had refused to make it public. In Minneapolis, protesters have been clashing with police as the police similarly refuse to release video in the recent shooting death of another young Black man, 24-year-old Jamar Clark. In both cases…
Guest blog: Why getting kids outdoors matters to the future of wildlands
The first three years of my life were spent in a hiking carrier At three months old, I sat on the summit of Mount Diablo, California in my diaper. At six months old, I twirled my mom’s hair while she hiked along the Oregon Coast. Nine months old: Vancouver Island. One year old: Arapaho National Forest, Colorado. Two years old: the Adirondacks, New York. Three years old: California Redwoods. You get the picture. In my formative years, I was surrounded by the salty…
10 Ways to Show Our Planet Some Love
We’re Girl Scouts. We know a thing or two about being green It's in our DNA. Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low , was a famous nature enthusiast—and we always encourage everyone to use our planet’s scarce resources wisely, for themselves and for everyone! On Earth Day—and every day—you can take action to help protect and honor the planet we all call home. There’s only one Earth, but there are so many ways to celebrate it! Here are some ideas to get you started:…
Top 10 Reasons the ACLU Fights for Breastfeeding Rights
A few weeks ago, a mom named Jessie Maher was breastfeeding her baby in the cafeteria of a Target store in Connecticut when a belligerent man approached and said she was “F*ing disgusting” and “nasty.” Fellow shoppers and Target employees quickly sprang to Maher’s defense, shielding her from the man.“You shouldn’t be ashamed of feeding your baby,” one of them said to Maher. “This is a beautiful moment right now. If he doesn’t like it, he can go.”Maher posted a video of the…
Wisconsin Lawyer: Bringing Up Baby: How Lawyer-moms Make It Work:
In the 1986 article “Juggling Children and Career,” the Wisconsin Lawyer – then known as the Wisconsin Bar Bulletin – examined how lawyer-moms maintained their work-life balance. In 1986, women made up a mere 16 percent of lawyers nationwide. Now, 29 years later, that number is up to 33 percent. Although the number of women lawyers continues to increase, the question remains: how do women balance…
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Laura Soulsby and Kate Bennett consider a rich evidence base Research has shown that social relationships are important for successful ageing. But what is meant by ‘social relationships’, what happens to such relationships as people grow older, and what is it about them that is important for healthy and happy ageing One major life course event that may influence an older adult’s social relationships is the…
History, Travel, Money & More
Aug 29, 2017 | John S Kiernan, Senior Writer & Editor 0 SHARES Labor Day in the 21st century is all about beaches, BBQs, ballgames and buying things. This year, for example, 25% of Americans plan to get out of town for Labor Day weekend. Nearly 128.5 million will enjoy a cookout. Thousands will pack college football stadiums. And the average Labor Day weekend shopper will spend $58 in the process, according to WalletHub’s survey But it hasn’t always been that way.…
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Spring Break 2021: How to Have Fun While Protecting Your Family and Community from COVID-19
By Alexandra Becker One year ago, many families were unable to enjoy their traditional Spring Break get-togethers and vacations due to the sudden and widespread impact of COVID-19. Unfortunately, Spring Break 2021 is no different. Despite the optimism from the development of vaccines, as well as recent drops in hospitalizations and fatalities related to COVID-19, [Continue Reading]
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What Are You Doing to Protect Family Planning in COVID-19 Pandemic Response? Tell Us!
FP2020 is asking the global family planning community: what are you doing to protect family planning in COVID-19 pandemic response? Upload a video and share ...
What Does Elgin Community College Mean to You? Episode 2
We asked some ECC students what being at the college meant to them. What does ECC mean to you? Post your comments on this page.
Sylvia Earle: How to protect the oceans (TED Prize winner!)
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