In the wake of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse scandal, there is a call for reform: Find out how you can help create change

He was once a globally revered sports physician, responsible for the health and well-being of America’s Olympic women gymnasts. But Larry Nasser abused his position in the most sickening of ways — so far, 156 young women have shared their stories of how he abused them (he was also a doctor at Michigan State University). The […]

Living by your word

Kindness and Hope is a great name, and kind of genius as a concept, as the two go hand-in-hand. I’ve never quite established where these ideas come from, but they come when I am ready for the next chapter in my life. In recent months, I have grown at breakneck speed and changed tremendously, and […]

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Feeding the hungry & homeless: How one small act of kindness spawned two decades of changing the landscape for those who have nothing  

Twenty years ago, Barry Walker found himself at a crossroads in life. Some take the turn on the road that sees their life descend into utter disarray become increasingly more shambolic, spinning wildly out of control, while others embark on new territory and do something that will forever define them in the greatest possible way. What started […]

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How You Can Help Fight Childhood Hunger

Give added meaning to Thanksgiving this year by helping those who really need it. Friendsgiving is an initiative by No Kid Hungry, which sees thousands of individuals across the country raising funds for children in need, by simply hosting a fundraising event in the comfort of their own home with friends and family. Considering 1 in 6 kids in […]

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‘What we’re seeing, at least for now, is a unity of survivors, a community of survivors’: Hundreds become a part of #MeToo march in Hollywood

As Hollywood and beyond continues to be rocked on a daily basis by assault and harassment allegations against public figures, hundreds of people marched on Sunday in support of victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign. The demonstration began at 10 a.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) for the “Take Back the […]

‘When warriors stumble, fall, or become injured, it’s the warrior marching next to them that will pick them up and carry them on their shoulder’: Helping Vets Live With The Invisible Wounds Of War

As America prepares tomorrow (Saturday, November 11), to honor all military personnel who have served in the U.S. armed forces, we look to the difficulties vets face when they return home, with PTSD being their major battle. To date, it is estimated that as many as 400,000 service members live with invisible wounds of war, including […]

Help Create Change: Combat Sex Trafficking Online

Human trafficking is slavery. Even though slavery was abolished 150 years ago, ironically, and heartbreakingly, more people are in slavery today than at any other point in history. Human trafficking, which is the illegal trade of human beings, is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, generating more than $150 billion USD every year. It only comes second […]

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Heroes of Hurricane Harvey: The story of Engine 7165

On Aug. 25., Texas began to feel the wrath of Hurricane Harvey as the Category 4 hurricane became the first major hurricane to strike southern Texas since Celia in 1970 — it remains the costliest tropical cyclone on record and the second-costliest natural disaster worldwide, behind only the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, according to data released. 82 were left dead, more than […]