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Kristen Wolfe: Dear Customer Who Stuck Up For His Little Brother

Kristen Wolfe: Dear Customer Who Stuck Up For His Little Brother
You thought I didn't really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you. Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15 and 17. The boys had been taking awhile, so their father eventually came in. That's when big brother stepped in. They checked out and left, and all I can think is how awesome big brother is, how sweet little brother is, and how Dad ought to be ashamed for trying to make his son any other way. Related:  LGBT issues

Smart tips to make life easier Posted on February 24, 2012 in Humor If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (16 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading... So... HBR Spotlights Smart Philanthropy HBR laments that most companies don’t plan their philanthropy well, giving funds in too small amounts to make any real impact or supporting pet charities without proven records. Although a rare few have made this combination work (hello, MAC anyone?), most efforts with these factors are doomed to fail. The Girl Effect In 2004, the Nike Foundation identified a sizable segment of the world’s population that had, up until then, been marginalized and overlooked. So what’s the link between Nike’s core values and helping girls around the world? 10,000 Women Women also benefit from Goldman Sachs philanthropic efforts. Women receive access to practical business training, support and access to loans for their businesses. Intel Teach Measurable results were high on Intel’s priority list. Based on results, Intel Teach continually evolves to improve instruction and outcomes. Three separate initiatives, three separate approaches, and three sets of amazingly successful results.

NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay - The Magazine "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," says Jason Collins. Kwaku Alston/For Sports Illustrated This story appears in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons. PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Collins through the years I've played for six pro teams and have appeared in two NBA Finals. Jason Collins played with the Celtics and Wizards this season, his 12th in the NBA. Andrew D. Now I'm a free agent, literally and figuratively. Why am I coming out now? The first relative I came out to was my aunt Teri, a superior court judge in San Francisco. When I was younger I dated women. No one wants to live in fear. Peter Foley/EPA

Things My Father Didn’t Teach Me ABOUT ARCHIVE FOLLOW Facebook Twitter Instagram Google+ Ads Via The Deck Things My Father Didn’t Teach Me share it happyfathersday 4,393 notes Hannah Montana vs. iCarly vs. Waverly Wizards: Popular Tween Shows Compete for Emmy Award Should it be Hannah Montana, the Disney Channel production about a young pop star leading a double life? Should it be iCarly, the Nickelodeon series about teen-agers running a popular web show? Or should it be Wizards of Waverly Place, the Disney program portraying siblings with magical powers? The shows share many qualities. Most obviously, all three are immensely popular live-action comedies whose female leads are adored by young girls. And for the most part, they're well-written with capable, likable casts. But there are notable differences -- mainly between iCarly and the two Disney shows. The winner will be presented Sept. 12 in Los Angeles as part of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. Why Hannah Montana Could Win Hannah Montana has been on the air the longest of the three nominees. The show lacks the freshness of its earlier seasons, but that's to be expected. Miley's getting older, so her teenage crushes are getting more serious. Why iCarly Could Win

A Teen's Brave Response to "I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay" I received the following email today in response to my post I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay. I had decided a couple months ago that it was time to let the whole thing rest, but this response was so powerful, I couldn’t not share it with you all. It was from a woman who simply called herself, “One proud mom.” Hello Mr. Pearce,I am the Christian mother of a 15 year old teenage boy and about a month ago he came home from school with a copy of your article “I’m Christian, unless you’re gay”. The teacher gave his class a homework assignment to read it and write a 500 word essay about “what it meant to them”.He came home and showed me your article and asked me what I thought about it.

Fascinating Photos of Abandoned Olympic Sites Around the World [Editor's note: It's Labor Day, so your devoted Flavorwire team is taking a break. To keep you entertained, we're leaving you with our most popular features of the summer months. This post originally ran August 13th.] As the show’s catalog states, “some former Olympic sites are retrofitted and used in ways that belie their grand beginnings; turned into prisons, housing, malls, gyms, churches. 2008 Beach Volleyball Stadium — Beijing, China Image credit: David Gray via The Atlantic Conaway Sandra B.pdf (application/pdf Object) brave response to " I'm Christian, Unless You're GAY " - Adventist Online I received the following email today in response to my post I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay. I had decided a couple months ago that it was time to let the whole thing rest, but this response was so powerful, I couldn’t not share it with you all. It was from a woman who simply called herself, “One proud mom.” Hello Mr. Whew. If you think you can’t make a difference, you are wrong.

And then. MD Consult - Adolescents and Media Violence: Six Crucial Issues for Practitioners: Adolescent Medicine Clinics Adolescents and Media Violence: Six Crucial Issues for Practitioners Marjorie J. Hogan, MD a, b, * aDepartment of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Green 7, 701 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USAbDepartment of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA The mass media are rife with violent images and messages and youth spend a great deal of time with media. MD Consult provides complete access to leading medical reference resources including Books, Journals, The Clinics of North America, Drug Information, Patient Education, Practice Guidelines, News, Images, and CME.

Pope Francis met with openly gay couple — and unlike Kim Davis, who ambushed him, he did so intentionally Pope Francis met with a gay couple the day before he met with same-sex marriage opponent Kim Davis, CNN’s Daniel Burke reports. Yayo Grassi and his partner, Iwan — old friends of the pope from Argentina — visited the pontiff and were greeted with warm hugs. In an interview with CNN, Grassi said that “three weeks before the trip, he called me on the phone and said he would love to give me a hug.” Unlike the publicity stunt manufactured by Kim Davis, her lawyers, and elements within the church hostile to Francis’ agenda, this meeting was both deliberate and purposive. Referring to the Vatican’s statement about Davis, in which Reverend Federico Lombardi said that “the only real audience granted by the Pope at the nunciature was with one of his former students and his family,” Grassi said “that was me.” The pope is aware of Grassi’s sexuality, but “he has never been judgmental. “Obviously he is the pastor of the church and he has to follow the church’s teachings,” Grassi continued.

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