The 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire will be commemorated on April 24, and Pope Francis recently referred to it officially as “the first genocide of the 20th century.”
History. THIS history is very important to me, personally as it directly relates to my wife and her family.
In the 20 years that I’ve been a part of the extended Dadian family, I’ve had the opportunity to meet survivors of the Armenian Genocide, learn their struggles, understand the concept of a “picture-bride“, and hear the stories from their children, and grandchildren.
Like the rich history of the African-American, both the [...]
In countries around the world, children and adults are without clean water or basic education. As Ehsan Bayat has shown through the Bayat Foundation, the lives of these less fortunate people can be greatly improved when people get involved.
How to Get Involved?
Volunteerism is one way to become involved in helping others. There are volunteer opportunities for people from every walk of life.
Doctors, nurses and other health care providers can volunteer in medical facilities to help reduce the infant mortality rate, give much needed vaccinations and treat serious but curable diseases that can be life-threatening. One of the most urgent areas where help is needed is [...]
Watch this intense footage of Vuyo Mvoko, a South African news reporter as he is mugged seconds before doing a live segment.
Afterwards he is back in his news studio giving his recount of the events.
Source | YouTube
I must rethink my coffee consumption.
Convenience vs environmental sustainability…
The guy who invented the K-Cup, John Sylvan, doesn’t even own one
“I don’t have one. They’re kind of expensive to use,” Sylvan told The Atlantic. Sylvan isn’t just worried about the negative impact of K-Cups on his wallet. As with plenty of environmental activists, he’s concerned about all those plastic pods ending up in landfills. With enough K-Cups sold in 2014 to encircle the globe at least 10.5 times, Sylvan seems to be regretting his invention.
“I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it,” he said.
There’s a change.org petition that has [...]