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Published under Favorite Quotes, Introspection Jan 11, 2017

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The medical profession, like many others, undervalues women and obsesses about making women work full time and carry the same burden as men. Yet, as this article shows, there is a ton of value in respecting the role of women in the medical profession. There is also a ton of value to society to not force women to sacrifice their role as parents. We need to think more holistically, flexibly and creatively about this.

Article below by By Carolyn Y. Johnson:

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Doniece Sandoval repurposes transportation buses into showers & toilets on wheels, and through her organization Lava Mae, she provides mobile showers and other services to San Francisco’s homeless. Doniece demonstrates what she calls ‘Radical Hospitality’, explaining that “the way that you serve people is as important as the service itself.” I couldn’t agree more, and I’m inspired by the kindness and respect with which Doniece and her team care for their community.
We are proud to award Doniece with the #KINDPeople grand prize to enable her to continue her important work.

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The One you Feed

Published under Introspection Dec 12, 2016

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“Know what’s important to you and protect it at all costs.”

- SEAL living with Jesse Itzler in Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet.

 

 

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You can learn everything you need to know about the “alt-right” by looking at the man who popularized its name. Credit goes to Richard Spencer, head of the white supremacist National Policy Institute (NPI), and one of the country’s leading contemporary advocates of ideological racism.

The weekend before Thanksgiving, Spencer keynoted an NPI conference in Washington, D.C. Over the course of his speech, he approvingly quoted Nazi propaganda, said that the United States is meant to be a “white country,” and suggested that many political commentators are “soulless golem” controlled by Jewish media interests.

That, in a nutshell, is the face of the so-called alt-right. As Spencer himself has said, the core of alt-right ideology is the preservation of “white identity.”

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Code.org

Published under Introspection Nov 15, 2016

For fellow parents: I highly recommend Code.org. They don’t just teach coding and make it accessible to all, but they also impart values and skills that can help kids succeed, like this video that teaches kids to be persistent when things get complicated. I really admire their work.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZqKqI8AvnA#action=share

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