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The ultimate St. Patrick's Day guide

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The ultimate St. Patrick's Day guide

The ultimate St. Patrick's Day guide Be a know-it-all this year. Everyone's favorite excuse to drink green beer is almost here: St. Paddy's Day. A holiday characterized by red-headed leprechauns, wearing green to avoid pinching and four-leaf clovers is actually a religious holiday. So while you're out drinking and enjoying the green Chicago river, you can school your friends in the reason for this season.  St. Patrick - the man, the myth, the legend. Patrick actually wasn't born an Irishman. He was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Roman Britain at age 14 and taken to Ireland where he...

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Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger

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Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger

Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger For nearly 40 years, Action Against Hunger has been leading the charge against hunger. Their 6,500 staff members assist more than 14.7 million people (ahem, that's more than triple the population of LA) in 50 different countries, helping communities prosper with food and clean water. To do so, they're developing revolutionary nutrition products and helping small-scale farmers increase production to battle malnutrition and drilling and decontaminating wells for safe water.  But there are scary numbers, too. Nearly half of all child deaths are from causes related to undernutrition. And 1/3 of children in low- and middle-income countries...

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3 New Year's resolutions worth sticking to

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3 New Year's resolutions worth sticking to

3 New Year’s resolutions worth sticking to Ahh, January. ‘Tis the season for exercise and healthy eating and “new year, new me” selfies. If you’re already ready to give up on your New Year’s resolution, try out one (or all) of these easy world-changing goals and make 2018 the year of Marc making! 1. Conserve energy at home. An easy first step to saving the world can start in the comfort of your own home. You probably already know that you can save 200 gallons of water per month just by shutting off the faucet while you brush your teeth. But...

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5 New superfoods to watch

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5 New superfoods to watch

5 New superfoods to watch Keeping the world healthy starts with you You can’t cure the world without keeping yourself healthy, so make sure and stay up-to-date on the newest health food trends. According to the internet, kale and coconut water are totally out and have been tossed aside to make room for a new wave of healthy ingredients. Get ready to see these five foods take over the health scene in 2018.   Peas Long gone are the days where we dreaded finishing our peas, pushing them around our plate hoping Mom wouldn’t notice. Peas are packed with vitamins and...

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Charity spotlight: The Hunger Project

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Charity spotlight: The Hunger Project

Charity spotlight: The Hunger Project It starts with women. That's the idea behind The Hunger Project’s programs throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America. In fact, it’s the first of their three pillars that form the foundation for each of the 16,075 communities the organization aids: Empower women as key agents of change Mobilize communities into self-reliant action Foster effective partnerships to engage local government In general, The Hunger Project initiates campaigns against early marriage and violence against women, education programs for nutrition and sanitation and income-generating activities for communities in need. It’s their belief that by pioneering sustainable, women-centered strategies, we...

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