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6 Must-Know Facts About Modern Day Slavery (& How You Can Help Stop It)

Facts About Human Trafficking // A21

// by Ella Wortman

Before I began interning at Society B, to me, slavery in America was history. When I thought of slavery, I thought of the Civil War, the north and south, and about the cultural impact it still has on our country. I viewed slavery as a thing of the past. But the truth is as time has passed, slavery has taken on a new image. Modern day slavery is alive and well; it is now known as human trafficking.

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20 Gifts that Give Back for Mother’s Day

20 Gifts that Give Back for Mother's Day: Give her a meaningful gift that makes a difference for people in need.

This Mother’s Day, tell her she’s done a great job, and give her something meaningful (that also shows her that you’re a good, generous person). Shop our Gift Guide of gifts that give back.

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Why It's Smart to Care about World Water Day

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World Water Day is March 22. So what, right? Well, for about 663 million people in the world, it’s a big deal. They live without access to clean water. This causes a ton of problems, including water-related illnesses. But lack of water impacts women and girls the most, because they are often the “water fetchers” in a family. 

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9 Easy Ways to Make a Difference

9 Easy Ways to Make a Difference

This is not a political blog post. This is a people blog post. It’s for people—regardless of their political or religious views or even food preferences, for that matter—who care about the state of the world or their country or their community. We want to make it easier for people to make an impact. So here are 9 easy ways to be the change we wish to see in the world.

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2016 Gift Guide // Gifts that Give Back // For Guys

Gifts That Give Back // For Him

 

Guys are not impossible to shop for. Get him something that he'll use, and make it special by giving him something that makes a difference for a person in need. 

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2016 Gift Guide // Gifts That Give Back // For Her

Gifts That Give Back for Women // 2016 Gift Guide // Gifts That Give Back to Charity

Shop these gifts and more at our ultimate Gift Guide of Gifts that Give Back // For Her.

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The 8 Best Guides for Ethical & Sustainable Living

Best Guides for Ethical & Sustainable Living

A few years ago, I would have considered myself your everyday mall consumer—Loft, Express, Banana Republic, and Old Navy were the staples of my wardrobe. But after reading books like Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion and watching documentaries like The True Cost, I wanted to do more to make my wardrobe more sustainable, better quality, and supportive of fair trade artisans. But as a resident of a suburban town anchored by a large mall, I didn’t know where to start.

There are so many people that have already made this transition that are willing to give their tips and advice on how they made their consumption more sustainable. These blogs provide great guidance on how and where to shop—and even more, they provide this guidance in an easy-to-digest list form. Beyond fashion, these sites provide resources on shopping for home goods, cosmetics, food, technology, and travel. They provide advice and practical tips on simple living, minimalism, giving back, family life, cooking, and so much more.

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