Looking to make an impact in your community? These people have some ideas.

We’re always talking about giving back to our community. It’s important. But sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Volunteering and helping others isn’t just good for the people around you, it’s good for you, too. However, deciding what you want to do to help make an impact is often the trickiest part. Perhaps you’re wondering whether or not the skills you already have can translate into actions that will elevate the lives of those in your neighborhood? The answer is: Yes. There are endless ways to be an arbiter of change no matter where you live. Below you’ll find some great ideas and places to start. Build relationships with young people to …

Hey, quick question: What color is this !@#$ shoe?

Welcome, friends, to the depths of spring! The time of year where our fancies turn us away from all the work we have to do and towards a question of utmost importance: WHAT COLOR IS THIS BLEEPING SHOE? Before I show you the shoe — it’s imperative I remind you that it joins a proud tradition of family/friendship destroyers that include The Dress, The Jacket, and, most recently, the monstrosity that was Laurel and Yanny.  So be forewarned: it might totally ruin your day. And also your latest relationship. And your sense of right and wrong. And now: Is this shoe pink and white or grey and green? Image via Twitter. Of course, the internet (or at least several thousand …

Dutch Bros Coffee hopes to raise $1.5 million for ALS research on Drink One for Dane Day.

When Dutch Bros. Coffee founder Dane Boersma got terribly sick, the family thought he had Lyme disease. It turned out to be ALS. At the time of his dad’s diagnosis, Brant Boersma knew almost nothing about ALS. All he really knew was that Lou Gehrig had it and was forced to retire from baseball because of it. “Now I know more than I wanted to,” says Boersma. “This disease is brutal. It’s evil. To put it simply, you slowly become a prisoner to your body. In my Dad’s case it was slow moving, but when it’s so intimate to your life, time doesn’t matter anymore.” ALS is notoriously difficult to diagnose, especially in the early stages, because it mimics many …

This woman is brutally honest about what it looks like to lose 100-plus pounds. Twice.

Aiana Omipi suffered from a food addiction that caused her to weigh 277 pounds at the age of 19. So she went on a strict diet of keto and low carbs and dropped 149 pounds in just 11 months. Soon after, she returned to her old eating habits until she hit 299 in 2018. “My portion sizes were large portion and I’d constantly feel hungry so go back for seconds, thirds or sometimes even just make another meal,” she told The Daily Mail. In March 2018, I will be undergoing bariatric (weight loss) surgery via gastric sleeve! I wanted to share this with all… Posted by Ariana Omipi on Sunday, February 25, 2018 Omipi wanted to lose the weight again, but …

Lingerie line debuts a new athletic wear collection designed by a sexual abuse survivor.

via Aerie ‌Back in 2014, American Eagle’s lingerie line, Aerie, stopped retouching, airbrushing, and Photoshopping the models in its ads. The fashion line also quit hiring girls with supermodel bodies in favor of those with natural-looking figures. While some saw the move as a risk, a year later it announced a 10% uptick in sales after the change in direction. “The purpose of ‘Aerie Real’ is to communicate there is no need to retouch beauty, and to give young women of all shapes and sizes the chance to discover amazing styles that work best for them,” Aerie’s Chief Merchandising Officer, Jennifer Foyle, said in a statement. “We want to help empower young women to be confident in themselves and their …

Is cleaning up really good for your mind and body? We asked an expert.

Was your New Year’s Resolution to clean up and finally get your home organized? If it was, you’re not alone. Since the start of the year, cities all over the country are reporting more clothing donations than usual. And, of course, it seems like everyone is obsessed with the show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and showing off their new home organization projects on social media. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash So whether you were inspired by a TV show, the millionth fight with your partner over dirty dishes, or simply a walk past the Container Store, it’s always a good time to clean up and organize your space. “There is a pleasure in imagining that this thing — …

Selma Blair just rocked her first appearance since her MS diagnosis with a cape and cane.

Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images When Selma Blair first announced her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in October 2018, she said she wanted to bring hope to others who have the disease. On Oscar Sunday, Blair did just that when the actress walked the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party looking like a total goddess. Blair, clad in a stunning gown accessorized with a cape and a cane, got emotional at the significance of the moment. “It took so much to be here,” said Blair, who was greeted by a round of applause. Blair then posed for photos, proving you can still ooze glamor from your pores even after a MS diagnosis. Blair posted an emotional post on Instagram celebrating …