Malala Marches Toward the Nobel Peace Prize

Thank god for people like her. What an inspiration! – A

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This Friday, the Nobel committee announces the 2013 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. As far as global opinion is concerned, the award is a 16-year-old Pakistani girl’s to lose.

Long before she became a global symbol of children’s education, Malala Yousufzai was one girl squirming under the thumb of the Pakistani Taliban, whose draconian interpretation of Islamic law saw girls’ schools closed in her hometown of Mingora in early 2009. In a frank and witty blog published on the BBC Urdu  website under a pseudonym, Malala, then 11-years-old, chafed at the new regulations that limited her freedom, stopped her from learning and kept her from seeing her friends. The pseudonym, of course, was meant to protect her identity, but it was not long before her private persona—the outspoken daughter of a prominent school administrator—meshed with her public one, and she took her demand that a girls’

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The (500) Days …

The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person. -JGL

Whether it’s about people, film or art – Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a genius. Love him 🙂

– A

Saving Planet Earth

Saving Planet Earth

“Events like Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina and everything that I’ve been reading lately says it’s happening. And if we don’t do something really, really soon we’re all going to be in a state where we don’t recognize the planet where we live” 

Well said, Heather Clark.

With the bizarre addition of Nemo on the east coast earlier this week and all the meteor sightings, this article could’t be more appropriate than ever.

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