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Why I Can’t Sit Still: Finding Comfort in Globe Trotting

By Kristance Harlow | July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
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In the last 7 years, I’ve been in 9 different countries, on 3 different continents, lived in 4 of them, moved to 10 towns/cities and 17 different homes…

Family, Fires, and Gratitude: How 1 Year After My Dad Died, He Saved My Life

By Kristance Harlow | July 10, 2013 | 8 Comments
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Today my blog post is really personal, it’s a story that I need to tell and I haven’t known who to tell or even how to tell it, so I thought I’d start here with my readers. I hope it’s a story that can in some way inspire you to keep moving forward, no matter…

Hunger in America: It’s Time To Take Action

By Kristance Harlow | July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Kids who go hungry suffer dire health consequences: stunted growth, more likely to get sick and stay sick and even be hospitalized, constant fatigue, and poor performance in school.

Three Horrifying Examples of the Poultry Industry Exploiting Workers’ Rights

By Kristance Harlow | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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 Songs for Your July 4th BBQ

By Kristance Harlow | June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
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I have a penchant for music playlists, before my last computer was destroyed I had well over 500 playlists for every mood from “rainy sad” to “traveling girls kickass”. If you were feeling happy on a winter day I had it covered. Going fishing in the morning? No problem. Since getting my current laptop just…

Are we really still interested in her?

By Kristance Harlow | September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments
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Sarah Palin delivered a speech to investors in Hong Kong, well, that makes sense seeing as she’s studied so much business, signal eye roll. She’s a half-term governor whose outspoken moral values do not even jive with what appears to be her personal moral life. I don’t mean to be ‘one of those people’ who…

38 States Instead of 50?

By Kristance Harlow | August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments
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In 1973 George Etzel Pearcy, with a strong political backing, proposed a remapping of the United States of America. The plan would have isolated larger cities, reducing the number of cities vying for a state’s tax dollars. The state lines would have moved into a more ‘natural’ boundaries, such as rivers and mountains. But because…

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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.



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112 & 999



112, 999, 110



112, 911, 999, 111, & 000


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