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8 Misconceptions About Life With Paralysis | Rachelle Friedman

Some of the items on this list might sound harsh and you couldn’t possibly imagine that someone might have these conclusions, but many do. Paralysis is not fun. I don’t like it and I would appreciate a cure like yesterday. But, the more people that understand our situation, the better our lives can be until then.

8 Misconceptions About Life With Paralysis | Rachelle Friedman.

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January 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm

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Tunisian Man Saves Brother From Becoming Suicide Bomber: ‘It’s A Disease, There Will Be More’

Fearing his brother would soon be just another casualty in Syria’s ruthless war, Ikbel took the news to the public sphere, shaming both the rebels who recruited him and his government for not doing enough. He has his very public media campaign to thank for his brother’s return, and perhaps, sheer luck. After a series of media appearances and strategic efforts to locate his brother in Syria, Ikbel claims the rebels decided he was too much of a liability.

Tunisian Man Saves Brother From Becoming Suicide Bomber: ‘It’s A Disease, There Will Be More’.

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January 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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Why I Won’t Tell You You’re Pretty | Devon Murphy

It’s a sad state of affairs when 12-year-old girls are desperate for compliments from complete strangers, and even sadder when that turns into grown women unable to connect with each other beyond the lowest common denominator of conversation.

Why I Won’t Tell You You’re Pretty | Devon Murphy.

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January 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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A Congress of the Millionaires, By the Millionaires, and for the Millionaires | Richard (RJ) Eskow

A new report from Open Secrets shows that, for the first time, the average member of Congress is worth more than $1 million. It’s hard to say how much more, because the House has adopted the Senate’s less stringent financial reporting requirements, but most representatives are, as they used to say back home, “pretty well fixed.” More than half of them are worth more than $1 million, according to Open Secrets.

A Congress of the Millionaires, By the Millionaires, and for the Millionaires | Richard (RJ) Eskow.

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January 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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Helene Gayle, Kathy Calvin, & Lori Harnick Talk Gender Inequality At Davos

“We’ve found that when communities work together on problems, they come up with creative solutions,” Gayle said.

“You can take a community where girls and women have been systematically excluded from education and health… but… you actually can shift the dialogue,” Gayle continued.

Helene Gayle, Kathy Calvin, & Lori Harnick Talk Gender Inequality At Davos.

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January 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm

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