Tag: Social Issues

Mom Shares Her Son’s Crazy Surgery Bill To Show What Will Happen Under Trumpcare
27 Jun

Mom Shares Her Son’s Crazy Surgery Bill To Show What Will Happen Under Trumpcare

Homepage featured Social Issues ali chandra gop healthcare bill new healthcare bill 27th of June 2017

With Trumpcare's debut just around the corner, many Americans fear that their healthcare costs are going to become too much to bear. A New Jersey mom has bravely taken up arms against the pending changes by sharing the hospital bills she pays each month to care for her chronically ill son on Twitter, and her story is so powerful that it's shaking the Internet.

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Mom Shares Her Son’s Shocking Surgery Bill To Show Why People Need To Stop Trumpcare From Happening
26 Jun

Mom Shares Her Son’s Shocking Surgery Bill To Show Why People Need To Stop Trumpcare From Happening

Homepage featured Social Issues ali chandra gop healthcare bill new healthcare bill 26th of June 2017

With Trumpcare's debut just around the corner, many Americans fear that their healthcare costs are going to become too much to bear. A New Jersey mom has bravely taken up arms against the pending changes by sharing the hospital bills she pays each month to care for her chronically ill son on Twitter, and her story is so powerful that it's shaking the Internet.

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Boss Sends Guy Home For Violating The Male Dress Code, So He Decides To Follow The Female One Instead
21 Jun

Boss Sends Guy Home For Violating The Male Dress Code, So He Decides To Follow The Female One Instead

Homepage featured Social Issues dress code dress code sexism guy wears dress 21st of June 2017

Office dress codes have become a hot-button issue in recent years, especially as hot temperatures outside force people into less-than-modest attire. An employee at a call centre in Aylesbury, UK, named Joey Barge recently faced up against his company's code when he was sent home for wearing a smart pair of shorts on a nearly 30-degree summer day. In rebellion, he took a tip from a fellow Twitter user and came back in a dress.

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After 4 Years Of Not Throwing Away His Trash This Photographer Created A Powerful Photo Series
20 Jun

After 4 Years Of Not Throwing Away His Trash This Photographer Created A Powerful Photo Series

Homepage featured Photography Social Issues #365 Unpacked Antoine Repessé 20th of June 2017

Back in 2011, photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing away his recyclable trash to make a point. Four years later he started turning that point into a powerful photo series he called '#365 Unpacked', which challenges us to rethink our role as consumers. During the 4 year period, the Lille-based artist has accumulated over 70 cubic metres of trash: 1,600 milk bottles, 4,800 toilet rolls, and 800 kg (~1,750 lb) of newspapers, all of which he then separated for an even stronger visual impact: "I wanted to give an aesthetic dimension to my work,” he explains.

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Teen Girls Invent Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless With No Engineering Experience, Win Grant From MIT
16 Jun

Teen Girls Invent Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless With No Engineering Experience, Win Grant From MIT

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With rates of homelessness rapidly on the rise in Los Angeles, residents are scrambling to find solutions. One group of students at San Fernando High School took it upon themselves to make an impact, and despite having no prior experience with engineering or invention, they managed to construct a solar-powered tent that rolls up into a backpack, and now they've earned a whole lot more than just the world's respect.

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Photographer Joins Illegal Mammoth Tusk Hunt In Siberia, Captures How They Get Rich, Get Drunk And Nearly Die
16 Jun

Photographer Joins Illegal Mammoth Tusk Hunt In Siberia, Captures How They Get Rich, Get Drunk And Nearly Die

Homepage featured Photography Social Issues Amos Chapple amos chapple rfe 16th of June 2017

In Russia's isolated and remote region of Siberia, an underground economic boom is taking shape. Radio Free Europe photographer Amos Chapple, back in 2016, went inside the dark world of the Russian men illegally mining for tusks and remains of the long-extinct woolly mammoth, in hopes of cashing in on black market trade. The images he captured show a compelling cycle of toil, desperation, and environmental consequence.

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Every Summer, Men Go To Siberia To Hunt For Mammoth Tusks – They Get Rich, Get Drunk And Nearly Die
16 Jun

Every Summer, Men Go To Siberia To Hunt For Mammoth Tusks – They Get Rich, Get Drunk And Nearly Die

Homepage featured Photography Social Issues Amos Chapple amos chapple rfe 16th of June 2017

In Russia's isolated and remote region of Siberia, an underground economic boom is taking shape. Radio Free Europe photographer Amos Chapple, back in 2016, went inside the dark world of the Russian men illegally mining for tusks and remains of the long-extinct woolly mammoth, in hopes of cashing in on black market trade. The images he captured show a compelling cycle of toil, desperation, and environmental consequence.

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10+ Pics That Reveal How The Same Products And Images Look In The West Vs. Middle-East
14 Jun

10+ Pics That Reveal How The Same Products And Images Look In The West Vs. Middle-East

Homepage featured Social Issues middle east censorship middle east laws modesty laws 14th of June 2017

Bikinis and mini-skirts may be commonplace in the Western world, but the Middle-East is a slightly different story. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran enforce strict modesty laws on women in keeping with Islamic tradition, and prohibit any skin other than the face and hands from showing. These restrictions even apply to Britney and Madonna, as it turns out.

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10+ Women Share The Ways They Were Body-Shamed And It’s Just Too Horrible To Read
10 Jun

10+ Women Share The Ways They Were Body-Shamed And It’s Just Too Horrible To Read

Homepage featured Social Issues #TheySaid body issues body shaming 10th of June 2017

Sally Bergensen is the CEO of Oiselle, a Seattle-based athletic apparel company by women, for women. She recently took to twitter to share a body-shaming story from her childhood that, despite taking place when she was just twelve, is clearly something she's never forgotten. "keep eating like that and you're going to be a butterball," her father had said to her, and now she's encouraging other women to share their experiences of being body-shamed by using the hashtag #TheySaid.

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‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting
09 Jun

‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting

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One of the most frustrating things that can happen when eating out is ordering one dish but receiving another. Surprisingly, one restaurant is offering just that - The Restaurant of Order Mistakes popped up in Tokyo's Toyosu district, and its mission was to hire waiters with dementia.

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50+ Women Share The Ways They Were Body-Shamed And It’s Just Too Horrible To Read
09 Jun

50+ Women Share The Ways They Were Body-Shamed And It’s Just Too Horrible To Read

Homepage featured Social Issues #TheySaid body issues body shaming 9th of June 2017

Sally Bergensen is the CEO of Oiselle, a Seattle-based athletic apparel company by women, for women. She recently took to twitter to share a body-shaming story from her childhood that, despite taking place when she was just twelve, is clearly something she's never forgotten. "keep eating like that and you're going to be a butterball," her father had said to her, and now she's encouraging other women to share their experiences of being body-shamed by using the hashtag #TheySaid.

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