How to Change a Woman’s Life for International Women’s Day

Today, March 8 is International Women’s Day (so happens March is also Women’s History Month). Why do we care about this day? Why isn’t it International Men’s Day?   If you aren’t familiar with how severely women around the globe have been oppressed and have little to no opportunity to change their circumstances, check out these…

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Ten Causes to Give to Generously

A couple years ago, I was asked by a wonderful individual who are the top ten charities we give to and why. Impressively, I wrote her this whole very long post, but never once published it.   I should say I can’t believe I did that, all that work and never posting it! Yet the spaghetti squash…

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Should We Participate in Operation Christmas Child?

I’ve been doing Operation Christmas Child (OCC) for years and have encouraged you guys to join me doing it many times. Recently I was sent a post listing Seven Reasons Not to Participate in Operation Christmas Child, challenging our assumptions about this action idea.   While reading it, I immediately felt myself tense up into a great big…

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Are You a Terrible Parent to Your Sponsor Child?

The Terrible Parent We all feel like a terrible parent sometimes, right? I know I am not alone in this. Even when we we are on our game balancing the whole family dynamic, sometimes other relationships fall to the sidelines, or fall away all together. It is no wonder so many of us have felt guilty as sponsor…

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How To Collect Bras For Free The Girls

This year as part of the Little Black Dress Project, I am excited to announce we are also collecting Bras for Free the Girls though the month of March! I am always fascinated by normal people coming up with great ideas that change the world, and Free the Girls undoubtedly falls into this category. Why…

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Action: September Campaign For Charity: Water

This is a guest post by Namira, a law student who just returned from the The Hague, where she was interning at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Apparently, she cares a lot about those without clean water! You can follow her on twitter right here.   I learned of the organization, charity:…

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War Effect 101: Buying Back the Bombs & Redeeming the Future

The Ah-ha Moments of Awareness It is not uncommon to be unaware: What? Mitt Romney is actually the official 2012 Republican presidential candidate? I thought he was just, well, busy. And all over the news. Not really for real. What? There is a chick named Siri who lives in iPhones? She just hangs out, waiting…

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Action: Do a Microloan in Honor of Mandela Day (& Win a Contest)

Humans remember things. Its true we all like to remember different things, whether it be birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. I like to remember days which bring awareness to a specific cause, like Malaria Day orAIDS Day. Even when we want to forget, we often remember those very bad days. A healthy things to remember is…

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