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7 Ways to Help Syrian Refugees

Most of us have been hearing about the plight of Syrian refugees for as long as we can remember, but know little about the part we can play to make a difference. Below are the key ways you can help. DONATE: Donate to the International Red Cross who help treat, feed, and

Mental Illness: Ending the Stigma

Mental Illness: Ending the Stigma

By Samantha Plink One in four people in the world will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives. Yet nearly two thirds of those people never seek help from a health professional, largely due to the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It can affect people

An Open Source Society

An Open Source Society

By Natasha Nixon Through many generations, there has always been a small population that attempted to live a life of the common use of goods, some harking back to Bible times and religious principles. Some lasted longer than others did, but human nature being what it is, most dwindled away, such

An Interview with Matthew Kronborg

At the heart of philanthropy and charitable giving is the desire to promote the wellbeing of others. Here in Australia, it is estimated that there almost nine in 10 Australians giving to charity annually. At the forefront of charitable brand names amongst the 600 000 plus registered charities and foundations

Walking in Others’ Shoes

By John Watson It is altogether too easy to look at a fellow human being and immediately write them off based on their demeanor or appearance. The perfect example is when passing a homeless person on the street. The majority of people avert their gaze, while others are a lot more

The LGBT Struggle

By Ramelle Lewis Growing up, I knew my family was different. When I was very young, I didn't realise that different didn't necessarily mean 'bad', or 'wrong'. I just knew that my family would never conform to the nuclear bloc of Mum, Dad and child. I had Mum, and later Ava*[1], my

Kerry Carrington Interview: Women and Violence

Recently, The Plus Ones sat down to talk with Professor Kerry Carrington — Head of the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology — about the state of domestic violence in Australia, and what needs to be done to address the issue. Could you start by telling us a bit

WATCH: The Kindness Boomerang

The Kindness Boomerang

By Life Vest Inside The Kindness Boomerang Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion. Please like, share & tweet, and help spread the good!   Please help Life Vest Inside keep

The Human In Us [poetry]

The Human In Us

By Ishmael True story, envision it as if it is happening as I tell you now. Traffic on the freeway, a little girl is eating a chocolate mint ice cream in the back of an SUV. A business man looks over at the child in his fresh off the lot BMW. He smiles

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