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In The World—January 18, 2015

By Christy Barritt Men Deliberately Flub Housework? Many men deliberately perform poorly when it comes to housework and other chores in order to avoid doing more of the same responsibilities in the future, claimed a study. Conducted by bathroom retailer Victoria Plumb, the study found that 30 percent of men purposely did a bad job […]

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In The World—January 11, 2015

By Christy Barritt City Policies May Hurt the Poor A report by the National Coalition for the Homeless claims that a number of myths have led countless cities and towns across the country to wrongly limit food distribution and support for the homeless. The report, “Share No More: The Criminalization of Efforts to Feed People […]

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In the World—January 4, 2015

By Christy Barritt Restaurant Owner with Disability Thrives Restaurant owner Tim Harris believes in offering three things at his business: breakfast, lunch, and hugs. Since he opened his restaurant in Albuquerque four years ago, he’s hugged many customers, including Stevie Wonder, Jordin Sparks, and even President Obama. But Harris has another record. According to several […]

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In the World — December 28, 2014

By Christy Barritt New Facebook Feature Reaches Out to Friends after Disaster Facebook is unveiling a new feature that will allow users to let their friends know they’re safe after a disaster. The program is called “Safety Check,” and it’s a tool for people to use when a catastrophic event strikes.  “In times of disaster […]

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In the World — December 21, 2014

By Christy Barritt   “Amazing Grace” Headed to Broadway? A new production about the real-life story behind the song “Amazing Grace” and its author John Newtown premiered as a pre-Broadway production in Chicago in October. Newton was a British abolitionist who authored the historic hymn. The description of the play reads, “As Britain sits atop […]