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Digital Flowers in a Desert of Terror

Social media is meant to be emblematic of human connectedness, interaction, and community in a globalized society. The availability of news, entertainment, and emotion is so immediate and simultaneous with live events such as the terrorist attacks on Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad, that social media, in these moments of crisis, becomes sentient; a living and[…..]

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A Raven Among Minks

A Boston Native is Taking on the $35 Billion Fur Industry by Sourcing Her Products from the Nation’s Roadways. FUR. Just injecting the word into conversation at a dinner party brings up a mixed muff of emotions and opinions. There are those who detest and advocate for the end of the industry, those who love[…..]

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November A Petite Mort Furs Social Good Spotlight

Feel Good is Not Enough (But it’s a Pretty Big Deal)

What’s your goal when you contribute time or money to a charity? Do you take the time to investigate the details of your social investment like you would a stock or bond – to choose the option with most resounding impact? According to Peter Singer, Princeton Philosopher, probably not. You’re not alone, most of us[…..]

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Feel Good is Not Enough (But it’s a Pretty Big Deal)

National Recovery Month

Committing to making yourself well, especially when you are facing a mental and/or substance use disorder is an undertaking that requires perseverance, humility and support. Unfortunately, it’s often a silent struggle that is still stigmatized and goes unnoticed. Millions of Americans have enjoyed positive success from undergoing treatment and recovery programs, yet their triumphs are[…..]

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National Breastfeeding Month

August is the celebration of National Breastfeeding Month. As a personal choice for new moms, the thought of breastfeeding in public can induce fear as it still is often stigmatized by people in the U.S. Yet by making the decision to breastfeed your baby, you give your child a healthy start in their new life.[…..]

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The Cycle of Poverty Among People With Disabilities

This past Sunday marks 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a bill that has aimed to give those who are differently-abled the same rights and opportunities as the rest of those who work and live in the U.S. today. While a good amount of positive results have come since then, recent studies[…..]

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Equal Rights for All: The SCOTUS Ruling

On June 26, 2015 U.S. history was made as the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage for all Americans. This monumental victory for the gay rights movement ends a long battle with the declaration that love should be a human right. This decision goes beyond allowing gay and lesbian couples to[…..]

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The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover and Sustainability

More than half the people on Earth live within 120 miles (193 kilometers) of the ocean. Oceans are a major source for job creation; in fact over three billion people depend on marine and coastal resources for their livelihoods. In addition, oceans are crucial for global food security and human health. They are also crucial[…..]

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National Public Health Week: Celebrating #PHNerds Everywhere!

As some of us here at Worldways are self-proclaimed “public health nerds,” we were excited to celebrate National Public Health Week once again. This year’s theme was creating the healthiest nation in 2030. Along with hearing about ways to make healthier choices and adopt better health practices, we also heard of the success of our[…..]

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Promoting Positive Health Choices in Recognition of National Nutrition Month

There’s a reason that spring isn’t just a season, but also a mindset. The spring months bring forth thoughts of growth and brighter days ahead. As flowers bud, birds and bees reemerge and the snow (hopefully) melts away, life is renewed. In addition to plants and animals, spring also provides us with an opportunity to[…..]

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