We are deeply saddened to learn that TEDxMidAtlantic speaker Sam Berns passed away Saturday night at age 17. Sam had progeria, a rare rapid aging disease that affects approximately one out of four to eight million children.
Above, moments from Sam’s TEDxMidAtlantic talk, in which he shares his advice for living happily, no matter the challenges. Sam’s talk displays his great courage, infectious positivity, and wisdom beyond his years. He will be missed.
i just watched this, and it was so inspirational.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to a buffer zone law that protects patients and staff at clinics in Massachusetts from anti-choice harassment and violence.
Across the country, extreme, often violent, anti-choice protesters physically block access to clinics and intimidate people exercising their constitutionally protected rights. Learn more about this issue and the laws that exist to protect patients and their doctors.
Think back to everyone who argued that OWS protesters deserved police brutality because they were “disrupting business”. I’m assuming that this isn’t a big deal to these folks if the business being disrupted is one they don’t like.
Clinic escorts are fucking heroes. ThinkProgress has more on why abortion clinics need buffer zones.
I really want to volunteer to be a clinic escort sometime. I don’t do enough to support women’s rights.
I think that’s a good idea, Matt.
in which a teen movie from the 80s describes sexual misogyny in three sentences at the eighth grade reading level.
The Breakfast Club came out in 1985, and that double standard is alive and well nearly 30 years later.
Guys… this is the house my boyfriend’s grandma is going to give us for FREE after we graduate if we want it….. I just <3 <3 <3
My niece/nephew! This makes it so much more real, god the fact that we can create life and it only takes 13 weeks for a baby to be this big and human is amazing.
god bless the man who saved this dog & god bless this amazing little warrior! it hurts to see the first images but it makes me so happy to see the last one! such a strong little pup. there’s a special place in hell for whoever left the dog in those conditions.
this brought me to tears
I had to reblog i am a dog lover!
Bless the person who saved the wonderful dog,and fuck the people who left the puppy in this awful situation….
Thank God there are people who will save those poor animals. No animal deserves that kind of treatment.