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Special #Recharge column today for people who are trying to help others, to improve the world, or simply to get a date for a lonely duck in Maine.… /1
No joke, that story about a personal ad for Yellow Duck, who lost her mate, is a real story. And ... "serious replies only." (4th item)… @motherjones @bangordailynews h/t @aschweig #Recharge
@MotherJones @bangordailynews @aschweig How a quick-thinking 17 yo saved classmates from a school shooting and stabbing by leading them across the street—and opening the doors of a mosque where they could be safe (3rd item)… @motherjones @dailykos #Recharge /3
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If you are ever feeling discouraged about democracy, take a look at these 83 stories of people putting others first and cases in which justice does prevail.… @MotherJones #Recharge
Pictured is Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, with his grandson, as his guitars were auctioned off for $21.5 million. All the money went to fight #ClimateChange… pic via @PollySamson @motherjones #Recharge
@PollySamson @MotherJones More from David Gilmour: “We need a civilised world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung.”
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They were kindergartners.
He was fighting in Iraq.
They sent him notes, and gave him a toy gingerbread man.
He sent photos back with the toy, creating a story.
18 years later, that soldier, now a brigadier general, met the HS seniors.
And thanked them.…
“I needed to tell them how much they meant to me.” said the general about his young pen pals back home when he was at war. “The simplest gestures in life often have the greatest impacts.” By @lauramholson #Recharge
@lauramholson Minor correx: "12 years later"
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“Wherever the victims are, if you know about them and you say, ‘I don’t care,’ you will forever feel guilty" — Mirza Dinnayi, who risked his life rescuing fellow Yazidis from ISIS… @PostOpinions @IgnatiusPost @jrezaian #Recharge
@PostOpinions @IgnatiusPost @jrezaian Huda al-Sarari, a lawyer from Yemen, investigated a network of secret prisons where Yemenis had been tortured. After her reports helped free some of the prisoners, her car windows were smashed and she was personally threatened, but she didn’t stop. #Aurora
@PostOpinions @IgnatiusPost @jrezaian Zannah Bukar Mustapha founded a Nigerian school that enraged Boko Haram militants, who abducted at least 276 female students from nearby. At great personal risk, Mustapha met with Boko Haram and persuaded them to release 21 girls. He later helped gain the release of another 82.
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It’s #WorldSleepDay

Sleep is absolutely essential to your physical and mental health

Sleep’s rhythms underpin everything you do, ensuring your brain and body are working at their best: an MoT every night!

We’re often bad at recognising that, and prioritising sleep in our lives
If you’ve had the right amount of good quality sleep, you should be waking physically and mentally ready to tackle the day ahead

... many of us don’t feel that way though, especially on a weekday!

Most adults in the UK get about an hour’s less sleep than they need each night ... the equivalent of missing an entire night of sleep every week!…

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