Indian Priest Carries Outcast into Temple
Posted on : 05-09-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
A priest from the Indian city of Hyderabad made news around the world when he carried a Dalit into the inner sanctum of a temple. Formerly known as untouchables, the Dalits, the lowest of all castes, have been considered impure and banned from India’s temples for centuries. The priest, CS Rangarajan, told BBC Tellagu that he “wanted to show people that everyone is equal in the eyes of God.” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43807951 In spite of laws to protect them, around 200 million Dalits remain victims of a hierarchy that refuses to allow…
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Elderly Woman Is Proof That Age Is Just a Number
Posted on : 05-08-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
No matter how many years you may have left on this planet, your future matters. If you have watched the decades pass by in your life with a feeling of discouragement from never completing the level of education that you thought you would, it is not too late. In fact, one woman is living proof that is never too late and your age does not have to be a permanent obstacle to your academic dreams. If you need an inspirational story to drive you to do something about your own…
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Habits of Successful People
Posted on : 05-07-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
In celebration of the book "Secrets of Successful People," Huffington Post Katie Morton put together a list of takeaways that can help us all to remember the habits and principles that make success possible. One of the most important things to remember on the road to success is that you have to eliminate excuses. While you may have to make significant adjustments to your life to accomplish your goals, you have to make up in your mind that you'll get things done no matter what it takes. Excuses are often…
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Hawaii Proposes Ban of Coral-Damaging Sunscreen
Posted on : 05-06-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Hawaii may become the first state to ban sunscreen with ingredients that harm marine life. The "Aloha State" is considering Senate Bill 2571, a bill that will prevent sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinate without a prescription. These are ingredients that have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and stunted growth of undersea creatures. The scale of the issue is immense: 55 gallons of sunscreen end up in the ocean each day off of Maui alone. Scientist Craig Downs considers this as much an environmental problem as an economical one:…
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Earth Smiles at Portugal for Making Carbon Footprints Disappear
Posted on : 04-28-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Portugal deserves a thank-you letter. And Earth should write it. The country became the first to ever produce more electricity through renewable sources in a month than it consumed in that month. Hopefully, this feat will inspire other major countries to follow in Portugal's footsteps. According to Michael J. Coren of Quartz Media, the South American nation’s transmission system operator, REN, reported that the production of renewable energy for March was approximately 103 percent of total consumption. Portugal is doing more than just reducing its carbon footprint. It's as if…
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