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10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

By Kristance Harlow | January 2, 2014 |
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It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing loved ones, while others are struggling with mental illness that stand in the way of feeling happy.

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10 Amazing Child Heroes

By Kristance Harlow | December 9, 2013 |
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Everyone knows and celebrates mythic heroes and famous leaders. But then there are those everyday heroes who just make a difference when the need suddenly arises. This list is about celebrating the youngest of our everyday heroes—kids whose courage and quick thinking prevented tragedy and saved lives.

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10 Fascinating Facts About Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | December 5, 2013 |
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Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is the fourth biggest city on earth, but the rest of the world has surprisingly little knowledge of this vast and populated land. There is definitely more than meets the eye when it comes to Argentina. This list introduces you to Argentina by presenting 10 facts most outsiders don’t know.

25 Little Things I’ve Learned About Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | October 23, 2013 |
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It’s always the little things isn’t it? The little things that make your day like someone holding the elevator door for you, a kind word from the bus driver, or finding a dollar on the sidewalk. It’s also the little things that drive you nuts, the way your coworker won’t stop clicking her pen, when…

Three Horrifying Examples of the Poultry Industry Exploiting Workers’ Rights

By Kristance Harlow | July 1, 2013 |
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Children are affected by their parents inability to pay for and attend doctors visits. One mother waited to take her daughter in for an ear infection, resulting in hearing loss for the child.

3 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Their Work is Critiqued

By Kristance Harlow | June 28, 2013 |
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I am not a perfect writer, but I have an eye for editing (other people’s work…) and have edited countless essays, short stories, and cover letters. As a tutor I have helped students with everything from basic sentence structure to proper citations to how many syllables are in a haiku.  As you can imagine, I…

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Child Exploitation – 3 Terrible Forms of Child Labor

By Kristance Harlow | June 27, 2013 |
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“There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.” Andrew Cockburn Children work all over the world in thousands of different industries many children are in servitude so they earn no income as they are often paying off debts for themselves or their family through their…

Find help for a crisis by texting, calling, or chatting online with these free crisis organizations. Looking for one outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

Crisis Text Line
Text: “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Lifeline
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Call: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

The Trevor Project
Text “START” to 678678
1-866-488-7386

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

Americas

911

The Americas

Europe

112

Europe

Africa

112 & 999

Africa

Asia

112, 999, 110

Asia

Oceania

112, 911, 999, 111, & 000

Oceania

These online and international resources may help you anywhere you are located. Looking for local support outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

DV Support Abroad
Call toll-free worldwide
1-833-723-3833

I'm Alive Virtual Crisis Center
Live chat with trained volunteers

Crisis Connections
24/7 crisis support with interpretation in 155+ languages