Author: Jamie Chandler

Why Nonviolence Is the Most Effective Form of Political Resistance

With news of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, our intrepid team of reporters has engaged resources to explore why nonviolence is a more effective tactic to combat hate. The New York Times recently published a powerful overview of how a German town faced down Neo-Nazis. The story was simple: every year Neo-Nazis marched to commemorate the death of Rudolph Hess, one of Hitler’s most important lieutenants, by visiting his grave at Wunsiedel, Germany. The town’s locals created a powerful and subversive response that combined humor with wit and elegance: Rechts Gegen Rechts  or “The Right Against the Right”. It featured...

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Cards for Hospitalized Kids Is a Game-Changer

It’s the smallest gestures that can often have the biggest emotional impact. Cards for Hospitalized Kids understands this very well with their mission to help the emotional needs of children in hospitals across America. For children in need of hospitalization, the feelings of isolation and hopelessness as they receive care. Even kids with loving families still often feel alone and desperate. Cards for Hospitalized Kids relies on volunteers and help from the public. It’s project is the very definition of every day...

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Meet the Costume Designer Behind Charlize Theron’s Hot Looks in Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is a hot movie not just because it’s a box office success. Charlize Theron, the bad ass star of the film is dressed in gorgeous fashions throughout: Dior, Max Mara, John Galliano, Burberry, and more. Her look is one part ice queen, one part film noir fashionista, and three parts sex bomb. This look was created by Cindy Evans, the costume designer of the film who was behind the sumptuous fashions Ms. Theron wears and un-wears throughout! Ms. Evans was recently interviewed by Fashionista. Here are some excellent excerpts. On the look of the film: I looked...

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Police Crash Autistic Boy’s Birthday Party…To Help Him Celebrate It

Usually an eight year-old doesn’t want the cops crashing his birthday party. In the case of Daniel Nicastro of North Port, Florida however, this crashing was a dream come true. Daniel is an autistic and lively fellow whose last birthday was attended by nobody other than his parents after he invited all his friends. This year, after sending out many invitations not a single person RSVP’d. So his mother Carolyn decided to invite the local police force: The North Port Police department came to the rescue with a variety of cool gifts, party favors and most importantly, love.  ...

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Springing Into Action with Exercise? Have a Plan

Warmer weather often draws many people outside to start an exercise program, walking and running are great ways to integrate physical activity into your life, and along with  weight loss plans they can help you improve your health. The Mayo Clinic outlines five steps to help people improve their fitness, and they are a great foundation that people can build on as they work to reach their goals. How Fit Are You Today? You might have some idea, but by creating quantifiable benchmarks you can assess your progress moving forward. What is your pulse rate after you walk one mile? How many pushups...

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