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Photos Of 8-Year-Old ‘Ice Boy’ Go Viral After Teacher Shares What His Student Goes Through To Get To School

Recently, an 8-year-old Chinese boy walked approximately 3 miles (4,8 km) to his Zhuanshanbao Primary School in the township of Xinjie in Yunnan Province, China. In 16°F (-9°C) cold. To take an exam. After his trek went viral, people started contacting the school, trying to contribute in any way they could to improve learning conditions for him and other students.

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Time Magazine Names #MeToo ‘Silence Breakers’ As Person Of The Year, And There’s A Powerful Detail You’ve Probably Missed

TIME magazine has honored the women and men who made moves against sexual harassment and assault by naming the #MeToo movement as its 2017 Person of the Year. The magazine’s cover featured five prominent women in the movement: Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, and Isabel Pascual, whose name was changed to protect her identity. If you look closely, however, you’ll also see an elbow of an anonymous person. It’s not a mistake.

Entertainment

How These Cartoons Are Tackling Social Issues Like Abortion and Sexual Assault

Cartoons have always been an essential part of pop culture, especially now with adult cartoons infusing social issues into their shows. Series’ on Adult Swim and Netflix have more mature content that might strike a cord with older audiences. Whether it’s complications in relationships or abortion, they use dark humor to get their point across. […]

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10+ Badass Women Who Changed The World We Live In Today

March 8 is International Women’s Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women’s rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today’s world, and has to be remembered.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Venues Just 6 Months After The Olympics

Summer is over for Brazil’s ‘marvelous city’. In a series of eerie and depressing new photos released last week, the 2016 Summer Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro are seen filthy and deserted just 6 months after the end of the games, including the legendary Maracana Stadium. In a city that hoped desperately to be lifted out of poverty and debt by making back the money they spent, these are the ruins of a shattered dream.

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Remember The Starving Kid Left To Die By His Parents? He Just Had His First Day Of School

In late January 2016, a Danish aid worker went on a rescue mission on the streets of Nigeria, and discovered a starving child on the edge of death. The moment was captured in a haunting photograph, in which she tilts a water bottle toward the frail young boy’s lips. One year later, the same boy is starting school after a full recovery, and a recreation of his first photo shows just how far he’s come.