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Girl Gang-Raped in School, NY Police Do Nothing

I read a tragic story today about a 15-year-old girl who was gang-raped in her school, under her desk while one of the perpetrators smashed her head against the ground to stop her from getting away.† …

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Yoga Behind Bars

This weekís episode of URBAN YOGIS gives us a rare look at the inside of a youth detention facility, where one dedicated yoga instructor is busy changing the lives of teenagers within its walls. Les…

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Study Finds Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Crime

By Sara Novak, TreeHugger Green vacant lots make neighborhood residents feel safer while reducing overall crime, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of P…

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Yoga, Mindfulness, and Being Mugged

I recently read this article in Elephant Journal by Sadie Nardini about how she used the skills she learned from her yoga practice to talk her way though a mugging and walk away relatively unscathed. …

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Trayvon Martin’s Death: This White Woman’s Reality Check

Every single day for seven months out of each year my fourteen year old son leaves our home wearing a hooded sweatshirt. He loves Skittles and tea. Never once have I worried he would be shot and kille…

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Case Closed, Thanks to Kitty

Fido may keep criminals away in the first place, but Fluffy can help the police bust them. As any cat owner knows, felines shed a lot of fur, and that fur ó which clings to the skin, clothing and sh…

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The Lure of a No Lock Home

Many people who grew up in the town that I live in donít lock their doors. We probably donít have to, but we do. My husband grew up in a city and I hail from a New York City suburb. We just lock …

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