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Thank You, MTV, For Treating Bruce Jenner Like a Human

A few weeks ago, Care2 member Julie Mastrine called out InTouch weekly for their insensitive and offensive coverage of former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner. The magazine's cover portrayed Jenner photos…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unfinished Dream

At the time of his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work had expanded beyond desegregation and new voting rights for black citizens to what he called "a new phase" of the civil rights movement: eco…

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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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A Recipe For Disease: Food Deserts and Air Pollution

On my way to a party recently, I decided at the last minute to pick up a bottle of wine and some fruit to contribute to the festivities. I was already near my destination and began to drive around loo…

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Is The Air In Your Child’s School Safe?

As the weather gets cold, I find I keep looking at this year’s first day of school photo. I see neat braids, clean backpacks, new sneakers, and brave smiles. The picture warms me up from the inside. …

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Real Eating with Oakland’s People’s Grocery

  Earlier this month, I began an internship with People's Grocery, a food justice organization that manages an urban farm and works to provide access to healthy food to those living in low-inc…

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Living Without Cash: The Ultimate in Green Lifestyle Choices

I just read about an inspiring individual, so bent on affecting social change, he willingly and happily has given up cash, and as such, has embraced a lifestyle that doesn't require any. The most prof…

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Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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I've seen all of these changes at one time or another. I've had cats that live into their late teen…