March 15, 2018

30 Powerful Signs From Students in National School Walkout for Stricter Gun Laws

I'm so proud of Oregon students who are making their voices heard, and encouraged by the youth-led movement to end gun violence. I stopped this morning at Roosevelt High school to hear from and support students calling for gun safety measures. We must do more and need federal legislation to keep our schools and communities safe. #NationalSchoolWalkout #NeverAgain #NationalWalkoutDay #EndGunViolence #gunviolence A post shared by Governor Kate Brown (@oregongovbrown)

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March 6, 2018

4,100 Pounds of E-Waste Are Transformed Into Post-Apocalyptic Landscapes

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong uses his photography as a way to make a positive social impact. His stunning images create awareness about issues from climate change to plastic pollution in our oceans. Thought-provoking as they are beautiful, Von Wong's high-concept series are innovative in their use of materials. This is particularly true of his latest project. It focuses on e-waste, which is the refuge produced when we upgrade (and ultimately discard)

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February 22, 2018

Barber Tells a Shy Insurance Guy to Grow a Beard and It Completely Changes His Life

A post shared by Gwilym C Pugh (@gwilymcpugh) on Feb 15, 2018 at 10:32am PST It sounds hyperbolic to say that growing a beard can change your life, but for Gwilym Pugh, it’s the truth. By the time he was 21 years old, Pugh had established an insurance company in his bedroom. While it was successful, the sedentary lifestyle (compounded by a bad knee) caused him to weigh 280 pounds.

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February 12, 2018

25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow Are Rules to Live By

The loss of internet pioneer, political activist, Grateful Dead lyricist, and cattle rancher John Perry Barlow at 70 years old is cause for reflection on his achievements. A modern Renaissance man and rebel, Barlow's fight for civil liberties as a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom of Press Foundation have left behind a legacy that has inspired internet hackers, whistleblowers, and activists around the globe.

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