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Yarn Artist Tries to Save Ocean, May Have Damaged It Instead

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

A New York–based artist trying to raise awareness about the ocean’s health is being accused of damaging it. Agata Oleksiak, the yarn artist better-known as Olek, traveled to Cancun earlier this month for an installation highlighting the ocean’s declining shark population, according to La Jornada.

The story behind the "ice bucket challenge"

2 days agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Anyone with access to visual media during the past month can't help but be aware of the "ice bucket challenge." Most probably understand it as a fundraising campaign, but few know the details behind it.This video from ESPN is worth watching - even if you are not a sports fan.

Coney Island's Parachute jump to highlight childhood cancer

Coney Island's Parachute Jump going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

10 Myths and Facts About Breastfeeding

5 days agoHealth : Healthland

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month—and while breastfeeding rates in the United States continue to rise (nearly 80% of infants born in 2011 started to breastfeed), there’s still a lot that people don’t know about the topic. Does it hurt? Will my child not be as smart if I don’t do it? MoreWhat the Recent…

Empire State Building snubs Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The city's second tallest building is coming up short for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

July is Smart Irrigation Month

It’s no secret that during hot summer days, water demand rises. To raise awareness on the importance of efficient water use outdoors, the National Irrigation Association promotes July as Smart Irrigation Month. Launched in 2005, the campaign promotes smart irrigation devices and practices. Show More Summary

Mom's Plea to Turn National Landmark Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Goes Viral?

Post by Jodi Meltzer. A mom who lost her son to neuroblastoma, a form of pediatric cancer,  has launched a campaign to turn the Empire State Building gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September. Maya Thompson's hashtag, #empiregogold,...Show More Summary

23 Things That Will Make You Want to See The Giver RIGHT NOW

At this point, you may or may not be aware of Brenton Thwaites, the star of the latest YA film adaptation, The Giver. Over the past few months, we've seen more of Brenton than ever before. While most of our questions about The Giver have been answered and we've seen all the GIFs from the movie, we absolutely have not seen enough of Brenton - yet. Show More Summary

Cynthia Nixon Wants You to Get the HPV Vaccination

last weekNews : CitizenSugar

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate? It's a polarizing question - with many people being either very for, or very against vaccinating themselves and their children. For National Immunization Awareness Month, actress and Planned Parenthood...Show More Summary

Ask a Vet: What Are the Best and Worst Aspects of Cat Vaccines?

I did not know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month in the United States until my editor at Catster told me about it. However, most responsible cat owners already know that there are pitfalls and controversies surrounding...Show More Summary

Ask a Vet: What Are the Best and Worst Aspects of Dog Vaccines?

My Dogster editor approached me recently. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and he wondered whether I might have anything to say about the subject. Indeed, I have plenty to say. Vaccines have been on my mind lately. In the history of medicine, there have been many epic steps forward. Show More Summary

How formula-feeding made my husband a better father

We're in the middle of National Breastfeeding Month and just wrapped up World Breastfeeding Awareness Week. As a result, mothers and lactation activists everywhere have been filling up social media feeds with reminders and selfies, pointing out just how beautiful breastfeeding is, and, most importantly, that it is best. Show More Summary

Here Is Your "Big Romney Comeback" Story of The Week

I first became aware of the "bring back Mitt" movement among establishment-type Republicans last month when Politico gave the world The Case for Mitt Romney in 2016. This was authored by definite partisan (a former Romney staffer and fellow private equity guy), but appeared in a not especially partisan...

Facebook Is Killing the Managed Business Page

If you own a small business page on Facebook, you need to be aware of changes that Facebook is making to how your content is shared amongst your followers. Beginning a couple of months ago, some companies’ managed business pages began to see a noticeable fall-off in activity. Show More Summary

Clark Construction Speeding Right Along

It's been a fast couple months for construction at 4415-4423 N Clark, from literal lines in the dirt at the end of May to two-story exteriors today. According to the latest zoning notice we're aware of, the building will be four stories, with 18 dwelling units and ground-floor retail. Check out our previous coverage here.

Now That Twitter Has Analytics, Don't Be 'Flying Blind' There

Summary: We're a little behind the curve on this, but want to be sure you're aware of Twitter's analytics function. It allows you to get a pretty good sense of how your Tweets are doing via a dashboard spanning the past month. The feature is available via Twitter's ads platform, but doesn't require buying an ad to use...

Tropico 5 Game Hits A Little Too Close To Home For Newly-Minted Thai Military Junta

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may or may not be aware, Thailand changes governments like we change the oil in our cars: every couple of months or three to five thousand miles, whichever comes first. As we previously covered, the latest in Thai military juntas...Show More Summary

CNN ‘Not Aware’ of Arwa Damon Lawsuit

A CNN spokesperson tells TVNewser the network is “not aware” of a lawsuit over senior international correspondent Arwa Damon allegedly biting two paramedics “in a drunken rage” at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad last month. The lawsuit was...Show More Summary

Satisfied Customers Promote Brands on Facebook More Than Any Other Social Network

Last month, eMarketer released its 17-page Social eCommerce Roundup, exploring the impact that social media has in driving sales and brand awareness for retailers online. With over half (54%) of all US residents estimated to use social...Show More Summary

MD: MTA Police to Host Anti-Crime Event

This month the Maryland Transit Administration Police Force will host an event to celebrate the 31 Annual National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, organized by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

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