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Words Can Save is an interactive website designed to show parents how serious the problem of cyberbullying is in their children’s lives.
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Friend.ly – Friend.ly is a place to explore friendships and discover people beyond the boundary of your social network. The best way to discover and meet new people, of course, is to talk to them, and there’s really no better conversation starter than a question.
Tested – Tested.com is for clever people who want to buy smarter, tweak better, hack harder, and watch them destroy bad gear.
Mindbloom – Mindbloom is a fun, simple and effective way to improve the quality of your life. By harnessing next-generation engagement techniques and focusing them on personal development, Mindbloom has created a new, powerful way for people to improve the quality of their lives. Utilizing behavioral science, personalized rich media, and fun social gaming techniques in their offerings Mindbloom makes the process of personal growth fun, simple and effective.
That’s My Boss – “United we stand against the tyranny of those who make us work weekends, put in extra hours, take work calls over holiday breaks, and question our use of vacation days…when they’re our damn vacation days!” –this strong outcry alone made me curious. Reading further the About page of That’s My Boss reveals the team’s solid manifesto: “So keep your ears and eyes open, record the hypocrisy of your workplace…of your bosses, department heads, and anyone else who tells you to fill out a TPS Report in triplicate. This is your chance for revenge.”
Each post is a true story, submitted by anonymous (and utterly frustrated) employees across the country, rightly venting out their miserable circumstances at work caused by unfit managers. See the post below, The REM Cycle which made me laugh. Another good one is A Cigarette Earned. By the way, That’s My Boss is also a Weekly Blog winner, so give it a nice round of applause please!
To submit your own That’s My Boss story (anonymously of course), click here.
It Gets Better – This heart-warming and inspiring project founded by Dan Savage beautifully explains its mission on the top of its homepage: “Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.”
It Gets Better is a godsend haven for young lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals and transgenders who struggle to get the support and acceptance from their social environment, often from their own families. Although many Americans find it hard to acknowledge it, America is not yet liberal enough to accept its LGBT community, which makes the It Gets Better Project all the more crucial today. It is where openly gay adults happily share their own coming out experiences, as well as the hardships they have encountered and still encounter along the way. The take home message here lies in the Project’s title: It Gets Better! May it give power and strength to all the young LGBT out there!
The video below of True from the Seattle Quake is one particularly compelling story I wanted to share.
One Hello World – “Leave me a voicemail and I’ll write music behind your narrative. Call it a soundtrack to your thoughts” -That is the gist of One Hello World. Sounds weird? I thought so, too, at first, but the experience super-exceeded my expectations.
The combination of a stranger’s voice and melody immediately wraps it all up in a dramatic and poignant atmosphere. It’s quite an experience. Explore this particular recording: “Life Just Kind of Happens,” to get a taste of One Hello World. To submit your own voicemail, read the Submit page, or call (316) 247-0421 and, as requested, “be real.”
Stanfield’s Presents “The Guy At Home In His Underwear” – How do you increase people’s awareness of testicular cancer? You let the good-spirited and easy going Mark, a testicular cancer survivor, spend 25 days straight wearing nothing but his undies, while the whole thing is documented live (camera, audio), 24/7, and everyone can watch.
The entire project is not only about increasing our awareness of testicular cancer; it’s about helping out: “If he [Mark} can get 25,000 followers, and last 25 days, Stanfield’s will donate $25,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of testicular cancer awareness.” There are currently well over 35,000 followers and counting, which is great but not enough; Stanfield’s set a new goal – securing 50,000 followers will score even more $$ to the Society, $50,000 to be exact.
InvisiblePeople.tv – Homeless people have practically become invisible by you, me and everyone else, as everyone walking down the street intentionally avoid eye contact with ‘those people.’ We simply continue on, minding our own business, thinking homelessness is someone else’s problem. Well, it’s not. That’s why InvisiblePeople.tv is here, to throw it right at your face. That’s our society’s reality, folks. We might as well come to terms with it and see these people for what they are: they’re the same as you and me, trying to make a better life for themselves.
This most compelling vblog by a former homeless person is touching, difficult at times yet extremely poignant. Made up of videos of actual homeless people across America, InvisiblePeople.tv aims to make us open our eyes and acknowledge all those men, women and children who are striving for life’s basic needs on a daily basis. This vblog truly makes the invisible visible again, pointing out the need for our admission, recognition and realization. That’s it.
To start exploring InvisiblePeople, I suggest you first read the About page, then start exploring the videos. Mind you, some are hard to watch. Below are the stories of Dennis from New Orleans, and of Candace and her children in Missouri.