Maker Spotlight: Julia Dvorin

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Name: Julia DvorinHome: San Rafael, CaliforniaDay Job: Writer, artist, and mom. Website | Facebook How did you get started making? I am the child of an artist (sculptural basketmaker Emily Dvorin) and I have been encouraged to express myself artistically all my life. What type of maker would you classify yourself as? An artistic maker. The kind who likes to use art ...

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Man Breaks Up Street Fight, Won’t Leave Until Teens Shake Hands

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Ibn Ali Miller has received mountains of praise since a video of him breaking up a street fight between two teenagers has gone viral. The video, which includes a crowd of other youths encouraging the brawling teens, shows Miller marching up to the group and demanding that they stop fighting and work out their problems as men. “You’re almost men, you’re ...

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Johannesburg, South Africa: a City Tasting Tour

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Johannesburg, Egoli, the city of gold, South Africa’s economic capital where millions have knocked on the door and continue to knock from around Africa, to seek their fortunes. The city famously harbours a pan African community and it reflects in the cuisine you’ll find across its breadth.   A Taste of Africa That’s not to say that Johannesburg (Jozi or ...

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‘Don’t Be Afraid’: Video Reportedly Shows Iraqi Forces Helping Terrified Little Boy Who ISIS Tried to Use as a Suicide Bomber

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Amid the ever-tragic barrage of horrors emerging from Iraqi and Syrian territories that are impacted by the Islamic State has come a story about a terrified little boy who was reportedly found strapped with a suicide bomb. Media outlets have noted that the child, who was found last week, appeared to be around 7 years old, and that Iraqi forces had to calm him down while ...

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About one-in-seven Americans don’t think men should be able to take any paternity leave

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Americans overwhelmingly say that parents should be able to take leave from work following the birth or adoption of a child. And they say the same about workers who need to care for a family member with a serious health condition or to deal with their own serious health condition. But while most Americans support paid leave in each of ...

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US producers build up sales hedges as oil falls

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US independent oil companies have used derivatives to protect much more of their expected revenues against a fall in crude prices than they had a year ago, helping them sustain capital spending and production even if the market continues to weaken. Filings from the leading US exploration and production companies show they have hedged the revenues from about 27 per ...

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Create Custom Screen Printing Designs at Home

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The enthusiasm of the open source and maker movements has led to quite a democratization of tools. Capabilities once reserved for professional or academic users have become staples of our daily lives. One of the earliest tool sets that changed the world after it became democratized was printing. This happened in the 15th century and again in the 20th. Inkjet printers ...

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Spirit Guides and What You Don't Know

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There are a lot of controversy and speculation of what a spirit guide exactly is and how they’re different from an angel. The term spirit guide is from western traditions of spiritualist churches, mediums and psychics. Spirit guides are an entity that remains a disincarnate spirit that acts as a guide or protector to a human ...

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Everything Is an Opportunity to Grow

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“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Wayne Dyer Looking at life and its daily challenges can get, well, somewhat challenging. There are goals, of ...

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‘Saying no is easy, leading is hard’: GOP congressman resigns from Freedom Caucus after health-care drama

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“We must come together to find solutions to move this country forward,” Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) said in his resignation statement. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) If President Trump is going to put the blame for Republicans’ inability to pass health-care legislation on the House Freedom Caucus, at least one member of the conservative coalition thinks it deserves it. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) ...

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