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I recently obtained my Master's degree and have been in the job search for about a month now, mainly applying to NGOs. I've sent in only a total of 11 applications so far - 9 for ads appearing online and 2 unsolicited applications. One of these unsolicited...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Blissful | Monday, September 1, 2014
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by Sue Halpern Every so often a random confluence of articles makes it possible to see into the future with the clearest of crystal balls. In this case, the articles come from The New York Times and Harper’s, and the story they tell together should...
From: The Atlantic | By: Sue Halpern | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I'm 32, in NYC, no psych degree, and I'm burned out on my current job path. How do I break into a career as a therapist or counselor?I'm 32, in NYC, and I have a BA with a double major in English and Organizational Studies, 3.5 GPA. I've spent the last...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ktpetals | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The medical students were in Iquitos. They could provide much-needed surgery for the residents of this remote Peruvian town. Just one problem: They didn't have enough patients.
From: NPR | By: Dave Ohlson | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This Thursday, for the first time since he argued before the Supreme Court in 2013 for a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, Theodore Olson will be back in the Federalist Society limelight. The former Solicitor General of the United States under...
From: First Things | By: John Murdock | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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In case you’re wondering why some children grow up to be haters, here’s a prime example. Kelli Peters, a PTA volunteer from Irvine, cried hysterically in an Orange County court on Thursday as rival parent Kent Easter began his retrial for the alleged...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The situation that prompted one of my first questions on AskMe is unfortunately still relevant. Logistics have improved, my depression is....eh. I'm 25 now and have been out of undergrad for over a year. This is my resume . Ignore the crappy formatting,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: marsbar77 | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A one-stop source for news and analysis about the deadly virus that is killing thousands in West AfricaThe post Ebola: Everything you need to know appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Genna Buck | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Optum Hospice used to be known as Evercare until the last year when United Healthcare subsidiary, Optum rebranded the company.  To me a hospice company owned by a health insurance company just doesn’t mix, especially when the same corporation has...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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We brought this sweet boy home from the humane society today, yay! He is 7.5 years old and was surrendered when his previous owner passed away. The only problem is we're not really keen on keeping the name he came with (Midnight). Realizing that I could...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: spinturtle | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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British Muslim women are increasingly wearing head veils, although the faith doesn't require it -- and despite growing attacks targeting them, says a new feature article from Reuters. But the story doesn't prove any of that. This is the kind of reporting...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Summer isn't over yet, but Labor Day weekend is still for many people the last hurrah for barbecues, beaches, and nights outside. That also makes it prime time for mosquitoes who see this as open season to dine on humans. If you can't spend a summer...
From: Business Insider | By: Kevin Loria | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Everybody on the internet these days wants to create the next viral sensation. How did ALS's ubiquitous ice bucket challenge pull it off?...
From: Grist | By: Heather Smith | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers criss-crossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.
From: NPR | By: Sandy Hausman | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Bhutanese entrepreneur Dawa Drakpa cleans and recycles old footwear and distributes them to those who can't afford a decent pair. Nearly 1 percent of the country's population have received shoes.
From: Global Voices | By: Rezwan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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For the past couple of months, I have been angry (or at least irritable) almost all the time. Though I know many factors can cause this, I am fairly certain that my own anger is linked to trauma / PTSD. I have had plenty of bloodwork done and thoroughly...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mermaidcafe | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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I'm going to a conference/show/event in October, and I need a good way to present on-going education and new job history. Details inside? You bet.Background: I'm about to complete my master's (education/teaching) degree. Grades/Transcript will be out...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Ms. Moonlight | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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More than 54% of people in the U.S. have a weight loss goal, according to a recent Gallup poll. Recently, Inquisitr covered a study that suggested eating fruits and vegetables doesn’t promote weight loss. Now, a study published in the American Journal...
From: The Inquisitr | By: John Russell | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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How can our organization stop people from feeling simultaneously guilty and oversubscribed?I'm a member of a newly formed activist group on campus. Here is a thing that happens nearly every week: I get ready to go to our meeting. I have a vague sense...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pretentious illiterate | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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From faithful commentor Satby: Last spring I sent my shots of seeds I started; the hanging basket and flower box orange petunias are the result. The vanilla strawberry hydrangea is past its peak but still pretty, and the morning glories are the 6th generation...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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In October, Justin Hockman dislocated his left kneecap - again. A family dog jumped to greet him. Hockman, 28, twisted toward it. Seconds later, speared with pain, he sank to the floor of his home in Moyock, N.C.
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Just because you're strapped for cash doesn't mean you can't have any fun. Whether you enjoy being outdoors or would rather kick back at home, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Not only will you stay on your target budget, but you'll still have...
From: SavvySugar | By: Michele-Bird | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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 We are pleased to introduce you to Jill Beresford, our newest team member.  With over 25 years of executive management and advisory experience she has worked in a wide variety of corporate environments including private, public, international, start-ups,...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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For millions of Christians, biblical counselors have replaced psychologists. Some think it's time to reverse course....
From: Miller McCune | By: Kathryn Joyce | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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I don't know about you guys, but I loved my local library when I was a kid. But with all the distractions of mobile devices, games, and more, many kids never even visit the library and when they do, they find it to be boring. That's why some libraries...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Special to The Swellesley Report from Carol Hildebrand This idea popped into my head while listening to my daughter and her friend discuss some quirky habits specific to our neighborhood. It got me thinking: Like Boston’s Beacon Hill, or Southie, Wellesley...
From: The Swellesley Report | By: admin | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Here are some highlights of events in and around Southborough this week.
From: My Southborough | By: beth | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Another year, another day of volunteering. The tech world will come together on Sept. 10 for the fourth annual Tech Gives Back Day that will bring together 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors and community members with one mission: volunteering at a local...
From: Mass High Tech | By: David Harris | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Five brave women, victims of so-called “acid attacks” have joined together for a fashion photo shoot in India. The women are all very different, but share a brutal experience. Each one was a victim of what is considered a scourge in India – the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Samantha Kilgore | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Larry Porterfield walked along the edge of a Baker County park pond pointing out all the work he and others had done — and wondering how long it will last. The 70-year-old former Army combat engineer, along with his comrades at the Baker County Veterans...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Clifford Davis | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and a busy one for the Holliston based charity, The Timothy O'Connell Foundation. A team of bakers will bake 250 chocolate cakes that volunteers will sell at St. Mary's after Masses on Septemeber 6-7. The...
From: Holliston Reporter | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Out of a total of over 520 refugee children living in Bulgaria, only 96 will go to school in the new school year, according to the State Agency for Refugees. A total of 424 refugee children will not be able to attend classes as of September 15, despite...
From: Novinite | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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At theTeam London Awards on September 17, Boris Johnson will present the Daily Telegraph's Volunteer of the Year prize, says Peter Stanford...
From: Telegraph | By: Peter Stanford | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Beverly Ann “Bev” Lewandowski was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed volunteering, cooking and reading. She died Wednesday at her home in Mt. Lebanon. She was 60.
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GEORGE TOWN: PAS will defend its volunteer corps, Unit Amal, if it faces the same action as Penang's Voluntary Patrol Team (PPS), according to its deputy president Mohamad Sabu.
From: The Star Malaysia | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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If nine Japanese porn queens offer boob-squeezes, it’s a good chance the public will show up. That’s what happened over the weekend when adult film stars took part in Tokyo’s annual “Boob Aid” to raise money for the prevention of HIV/AIDS....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Bradley Ryder | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Missing for well over a week, the owners of Sprig, the Springer Spaniel were gradually losing all hopes of finding their dog back. However, thanks to the efforts of a few brave volunteers of the UK’s RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), nine-year-old...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Rahul Srinivas | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A U.S. civil rights lawyer said Monday that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a slain Jamaican man whose death in custody has amplified distrust of the Caribbean country's police force among many islanders....
From: Tampa Tribune | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Ben Domenech, one of our illustrious founders, has a great piece at Commentary about the Clinton machine being alive. It is worth reading for a number of reasons, but most especially may be this. History may ultimately consider Obama’s 2008 nomination...
From: Red State | By: ( | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Working at the Park Slope co-op, 10:04's unnamed narrator wants to give some advice to a fellow volunteer. The woman, Noor, has just revealed that, not long after her father's death, she learned her father wasn't actually her father. She associated with...
From: Slant Magazine | By: Ed Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Portland artist Ed Carpenter donated the design and some of the materials for the project in memory of his mother, Mollie Starbuck, who was a long-time library volunteer and Forest Grove resident.
From: OregonLive | By: Samantha Swindler | sswindler@oregonian.com | Monday, September 1, 2014
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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A U.S. civil rights lawyer says she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a Jamaican man who died
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Well, how's this for some screwed-up payback? A California attorney is sitting retrial over a case in which he allegedly planted drugs in a fellow PTA volunteer's car because he didn't like the way she treated his son.
From: Mediaite | By: Josh Feldman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A U.S. civil rights lawyer says she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a Jamaican man who died after a beating in an island lockup.
From: Miami Herald | Monday, September 1, 2014
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San Diego executive organizes volunteer, philanthropic efforts for numerous groups.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Police say a southern California couple were so invested in a Parent-Teacher Association rivalry that they tried to frame a parent volunteer by planting drugs in her car.Read more......
From: Gawker | By: Gabrielle Bluestone | Monday, September 1, 2014
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"What color is buff?" I was asked recently, after I mentioned that the English dandy Beau Brummel mostly only ever wore the colors white, blue-black, and buff.I answered "in the buff," as if the color is the color of a random naked person, but I looked...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Tomorrow is the first Tuesday of the month, which means an all-new, jam-packed Robotic Gaming Monthly feature will be coming your way, and among the topics covered will be PAX Prime 2014, which has been going on all weekend. But neither Kyle nor I could...
From: Topless Robot | Monday, September 1, 2014
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I did my pre-season training, watching meaningless matches and poring over squad lists, but come September, I'm faced with the truth: I just don't care very muchTwo weeks into the new Premier League season and I've already lost interest. I'm sick as...
From: The Guardian | By: Liam Williams | Monday, September 1, 2014
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September 02, 2014 1:47 AMEducator Asnida Daud giving out notebooks to a family at Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre. The 40-year-old was among 20 volunteers who distributed 2,500 notebooks to the public at the market on Sunday morning....
From: Straits Times | Monday, September 1, 2014
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