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Chris says, “If I Can . . .” I say, “Could I?"

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Chris says, “If I Can . . .” I say, “Could I?"

              On a flight to California, I watched a short film about Chris Koch. His story inspired me and touched me deeply. I don’t think Chris would mind me saying this since he enjoys a good sense of humor but the quote “Never judge another person until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes” would not be applicable in Chris’ case. With regards to people who inspire us, it is human nature to ask: How would I respond in similar circumstances? In Chris’ situation, it is almost impossible to understand his immense verve and appreciation for life and giving back. One...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

    We all hear about how we should be helping the planet more. We hear the phrase “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” so often, you probably only had to read that first word to know the next two that came after it. But let’s introduce a new word to that. REPAIR. It goes nicely don’t you think? You may think, “But I’m not handy, or a craftsperson, so how am I supposed to repair?” Here are 3 easy ways to repair items and keep them out of landfills.   Patches Patches are in -- and the perfect way to give your...

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3 websites to help you volunteer

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3 websites to help you volunteer

3 websites to help you volunteer We all like the idea of giving back and volunteering our time, but when it comes down to it, we don't do it as much as we should. But why? Of a whole host of excuses, a big one is that it's kind of hard to know what opportunities are out there--and if they'll be things that are the right fit for you. These sites and apps are out to change that. Check them out and get started changing the world! 1. VolunteerMatch.org  VolunteerMatch is the largest network for nonprofits. So far, 14.4 million...

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5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear

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5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear

5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear 1. The naked cowboy Going as an icon for Halloween has its risks, sure. But the naked cowboy is a national treasure. Our favorite style is when he wears his socially conscious, super comfy Marc Skid undies. Instant classic. 2. Captain Underpants If you have an underwear obsessed kid running around your house (it’s ok if that kid is you), Captain Underpants is a solid Halloween option. There’s a good chance you’ll be the only one in this costume at the party and you get to wear a cape. What’s not...

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard Making your Marc on the world can look like any number of different things: making sustainable and charitable purchases, volunteering, or donating to worthy causes. But for Abigail Howard, starting her own charitable organization to fund safe houses and fight sex trafficking was the way to go.  On a service trip to Tijuana, Abigail was struck by seeing survivors of awful circumstances like sex trafficking thrive thanks to a support system from a safe house there. So when she returned home in March of 2017, despite the busyness of attending college full-time...

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