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Responding to street harassment can be tough. "Common wisdom" often dictates to simply ignore, and many people do - after all, you may feel threatened, exhausted, or simply unable to formulate an appropriate comeback. Personally, I do my best to counter with something - whether it's a Jerri Blank-esque face, an obscene hand gesture, or a disgusted eye roll- but sometimes I long for a more reliable and solid go-to response. Read More

Under the Big Top

BY Molly Labell in General

 Have you checked out “Circus” on PBS yet? The  new   documentary, aired as six hour-long episodes, gives viewers a glimpse of the clown alleys and sawdust floors behind the Big Apple Circus. The men get more airtime during the first episode than the women, and only one of the ten featured performers on PBS’s website is a woman, but the hard-working ladies of the Big Apple are depicted as disciplined and devoted to their craft. Read More
   The world’s oldest person, Eugenie Blanchard, died earlier today in St. Bart’s at the age of 114, according to The Huffington Post. The Caribbean super-centenarian was also the world’s oldest nun.  The woman to hold the title before Blanchard, Kama Chinen of Japan, died six months ago to the day. Have you ever noticed how the world’s oldest people keep…dying? Weird! It is possible that Blanchard’s vocation played a role in her longevity. A recent study done by Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. Read More
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together.  They are currently all about their REFUSE campaign regarding the Great Pacific garbage patch disaster.  It's so easy to just throw our plastic bags away, throw anything away really and not think about where the stuff is going.  We NEED to think about it!  Our trash is killing everything. Read More
  A few years back we wrote about how in 1974 Carol Buckley, then 20 years old, adopted Tarra, an elephant who quickly became her best friend. For 29 years, the duo worked as circus performers until Buckley’s realization that both she and her elephant were unhappy. She dreamt of a place where her elephant and others could live in peace without any prospects of commercial exploitation. In 1995 that dream became a reality. Fast forward to 2010.  The Tennessee sanctuary is world-renowned, home to previously captive and mistreated elephants and has over 85,000 donors. It is also the U.S. Read More