These Parents Think It Might Be A Phase, But They Just Don't Understand What It Means

It’s something that affects 1 in 88 of us. What if every parent knew about this early sign of it?

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Sikh Vs. Sheik — Do You Know The Difference?

Today I give everyone in the world an amnesty pass. Maybe you weren’t sure what a sheik was or where Sikhs come from. Now you’ll know. And you can confidently, articulately condemn evil idiot white supremacists. Knowledge is power!

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This Guy Is Going To Show You One Of The Most Important Things You Can Teach Your Kids

His mom and dad didn’t focus on his disability. They saw their child who was full of potential. They helped him reach it by parenting him in the best way possible — the way we should all parent. I adore what his mom says about making it work at 3:36.

He took that support and encouragement and used it to face life with strength and positivity. And while his parents set the foundation, he created an awe-inspiring life where the sky’s the limit. Listen carefully to what he says at 6:31. This is what fulfilling your potential looks like to me.

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They Are Hating On This Little Girl’s Family. It’s Time To Get Mad, Internet.

The family in this commercial looks a lot like my family, and that makes me happy.

Know what doesn’t make me happy? The fact that Cheerios had to disable the comments on this YouTube video because there was so much outrage that they’d dare show an interracial family in their commercial. C’mon, Internets! It’s 2013 and we’re better than that.

Know what makes me happy again? That Cheerios is standing behind this commercial. They told Gawker, “At Cheerios, we know there are many kinds of families and we celebrate them all.”

I’m suddenly craving a bowl of cereal.

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A History Lesson That Might Make You Think Twice About A Word Some People STILL Use Incorrectly

Comedian Louis CK shares a thought in this hilarious animated short that has come up a few times in my brain as well. Leave it to him to put it in a super succinct way, though!

NSFW: Louis drops an F-bomb.

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If They Can Make A Horse … Umm, 'Do Things' In Video Games, Why Can’t They Make Games Accessible?

54 million people have some sort of physical handicap. These can range from color blindness to deafness, muscular dystrophy, and more. But most video games are not designed to accommodate folks that could really benefit from being able to do what gamers do.

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Think Racism Isn’t An Issue Anymore? Oh, Have I Got An Infographic For You.

In 1963, the marchers on Washington demanded jobs and freedom. Fifty years later, do they have them?

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If Only You Could Photoshop A Mind Like This

No doubt about it, Cameron Russell has won the genetic lottery. But this supermodel knows more than anyone that looks aren’t everything. In a breathtaking eight minutes, watch as she critiques the fashion industry, inspires our daughters, and shows how our narrow definitions of beauty and racial profiling are two sides of the same coin.

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