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When the 276 Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria in 2014, the world took notice. Rage, disgust, and terror permeated social media feeds; prayers and statements of hope were posted to those same media channels; with a single photo and a hashtag, Michelle Obama started the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Perhaps it was that such an enormous group of young girls were kidnapped that this incidence was given the world stage, but ultimately it was nothing out of the ordinary in northeast Nigeria, where violence regularly instigated...
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One "Master of None" episode centers around a visit to Storm King Tiny towns both east and west of the mighty Hudson River are the escape for N.Y.C. babes (and anyone looking for a peaceful trip east). And if you’ve never been upstate, you’re missing the best of New York’s natural good looks. About a two-hour drive (or Amtrak ride) from Manhattan, Hudson Valley helps visitors shake off their stress and stunt on the ’gram with riverside sunset stories and Catskill mountain panoramas. But don’t worry...
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In Virginia, the remains of Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl, were found on Sunday. The man responsible was arrested soon after and has been charged with murder. Nabra and her friends had been at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society for a late night prayer, a common occurrence during Ramadan, and decided to get food before their fast. They had been returning to the mosque from IHOP in the early hours of Sunday. Nabra was wearing an abaya, a traditional Muslim dress-like garment, and...
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A pregnant black mom of four was shot by two police officers Sunday morning in her Seattle apartment, where three of her children also were. The victim, Charleena Lyles, reported a burglary, and after Seattle police arrived at her home, she was holding a knife, according to the Seattle Times. In an audio recording released from the police department, the situation was calm at first, but suddenly escalated before several gunshots were fired. Lyles’ apartment complex is a residential facility to help people transition from homelessness....
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When you first walk into Paige Stevenson’s Brooklyn loft, appropriately dubbed the “House of Collection,” you are greeted by a wall of vintage toys. Step further in, and your eyes go to a massive jungle of lush plants on a raised platform. A nearby study features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, an old piano, and glass cases filled with taxidermy, vintage razor blade boxes, tiny doll heads, and other oddities. In fact, Stevenson displays similar objects in every nook of the loft — old glass bottles found at...
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One of the most-asked questions I’ve received is: What is this thing — Jihad — that is causing Muslims around the world to be violent in the name of holy war? Heh, okay, let’s break it down, shall we? It’s really quite simple, and probably not what you’ve heard on your television screens. Jihad means “struggle.” Nothing more, nothing less.A struggle with oneself internally, a struggle against injustice, a struggle against tyranny. Jihad does NOT mean, on the other hand, holy-war-against-so-called-infidels-that-all-Muslims-are-supposed-to-do-so-non-Muslims-should-be-scared-of-their-Muslim-neighbors-and-kill-recent-college-graduates-over-a-supposed-parking-spot.Yeah. How about not. While my neighbors are still...
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You can’t scan social media right now without seeing headlines about women running for office, a phenomenon known as the “Trump bump.” And it couldn’t happen a minute too soon. Women remain dramatically underrepresented in elected offices across every level of government. According to Pew Research Center data, women comprise just 19.4 percent of the U.S. Congress. A corresponding report from Pew notes, “While this share is nearly nine times higher than it was in 1965, it remains well below the 51.4 percent of women...
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“Properly trained and looked after, there is no pet which can be so interesting or amusing as a monkey.” - Hardwicke’s Science Gossip, 1889. Throughout most of the 19th century, it was not at all uncommon for a family to keep a monkey as a household pet. Monkeys were playful, mischievous, and adept at mimicry. In short, they were amusing. They were also human-like enough to be regarded by some affectionate owners as no more than naughty children. Indeed, for some, the pet monkey may even...
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Crunchy, cool, salty and light, poke (pronounced POH-keh), a raw fish salad that originates from Hawaii, makes for the perfect summer meal. The fish (our recipe calls for tuna but you can easily substitute salmon or firm tofu) is typically marinated in sesame oil and soy sauce with green onions; topped with a variety of add-ons like avocado, sesame seeds, or mango; and can be served over rice. Throw a poke party and let everyone experiment with different toppings and sauce combinations — everything can...
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Pony Sweat is an amazing aerobics workout, created by Emilia Richeson, for all skill levels that allows people to do their own thing to Emilia’s killer playlists. Based in Los Angeles, she teaches classes 4 days a week with prices and times listed on her site. But for those of us not in L.A., she is releasing her first official workout video entitled Pony Sweat: Volume 1 the week of June 12th. The 50-minute dance video is easy to follow and curated perfectly with warm...
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