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The Armenian Genocide

Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex

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 …

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You Can Make a Difference


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 …

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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 …

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Online Shopping Safety 101

online shopping

Online shopping is common practice these days. Twenty years ago, the idea of purchasing something online and having it shipped directly to your door via UPS or FedEx might have been a novelty, but in 2015, it’s harder to find someone who hasn’t done some amount of online shopping than it is to find people who have. In fact, Black …

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Speed Dating – Ford Style


In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Ford has whipped up a great practical joke for some unsuspecting guys who think they’re on a blind date with a lovely, seemingly shy young lady. Watch this video and see just how deceiving looks can be. Oh and major recognition to to this cool new Ford Mustang GT. I’m really loving what Ford is …

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24 Real Estate Experts Share Secrets On Boosting Home Values On A Budget


I saw this post in my Twitter feed. It came through Guy Kawasaki’s AllTop feed. How to increase your home’s value for $5000 or less [infographic] http://t.co/foPNiGiIvs pic.twitter.com/Hpxxm1aAlQ— Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) February 4, 2015 What caught my attention was the title, “24 Real Estate Experts Share Secrets On Boosting Home Values On A Budget”, since my wife and I are …

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2014 – Year in Review


These are the stories that tugged at our collective souls this past year. From politics, society, sports, entertainment, and technology – there was a lot going on. Our team is going to continue to evolve and curate this list throughout the remainder of the year (YOU can contribute and add your stories to this list as well).

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Climate Change Can Be Stopped [Infographic]


Climate change is real and it’s happening now.  We have the power to stop it, but we may not be able to reverse the damage we’ve already caused.  Scientists say we’re already locked in to a 1.5 degree celsius average temperature increase across the world, which is going to have major impacts everywhere. For starters, the ocean levels across the …

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5 Notable MPAs You Never Knew Were Right Under Your Nose


Being a Master in Public Administration (MPA) may not sound glamorous, but many of today’s high-profile public figures are just that.  Whether they’re politicians, policy-makers, or just interested in public service, these five people have used an MPA degree to invigorate their careers and expand their personal potential. 1. Ban Ki-moon Image via Wikimedia Commons by Shiro524 Ban Ki-moon began …

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Domestic Violence By The Numbers


Why do victims of domestic abuse stay with their abusers?  This has been a hot topic in the news lately.  But what we have really learned is that asking why a victim stays is the wrong question.  Rather, we should be asking why an abuser abuses, placing the blame where it belongs. There are some common warning signs that domestic …

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Scars That Last a Lifetime: Comfort Women

comfort women

If you haven’t heard about comfort women, then you should continue reading because this will leave you appalled and informed at the extent governments will go to please their allies in war. This was prevalent across Asia and you will find out who the comfort women were, what they did, who they were, and where they are now. What Were …

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