These Kids Don't Want iPods Or Toys. What They Want — And Don't Have — Is Beyond Sad.

All kids deserve to have one of their most basic needs met. All kids deserve a family. As the doors to international adoption close in country after country, more children — especially those with special needs — lose hope. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The families in this video are together, but not all stories end this way, and it’s important to spread the word so other kids have a chance. 

For more information on ethical adoption, visit Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform.  

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A 15-Year-Old Ad About Racism Is A Great Reminder Of The Power We All Have To Promote Justice

This gem of an ad was made 15 years ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. I think the message is timeless.

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Hillary Clinton Turns The Tables On John McCain's Benghazi Grandstanding

Maybe I’d be more sympathetic to their case if the people who are constantly raising hell about helping Libya would stop blocking any effort to actually help Libya. 

If you’re unfamiliar with the Benghazi controversy, Sen. McCain spends until 5:41 laying out his case. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response really takes off around 6:30

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I'd Never Say A Pop Star's Music Video Is Crucial To Watch, But I'm Making An Exception Now

It’s easy to be cynical of pop stars when they record songs to support causes. Typically, I am that cynical person. But this time I don’t care, because British pop star Ellie Goulding has recorded a beautiful song to shed light on this critical issue.

If Ellie’s song can get thousan

ds more people to see and understand what’s happening in this country, all the better.

If you are British: You can donate to Save the Children’s Syria efforts now by downloading Ellie Goulding’s “I Know You Care.”

If you are an American: You can donate to Save The Children here.

If you’re in Canada: You can donate to Save the Children here.

If you’re an Aussie: You can donate to Save the Children here.

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If You Think Talking About Sex Can Feel Taboo, See What These Pregnant Ladies Go Through

In the African nation of Malawi, expectant mothers are afraid that if they speak up about their pregnancies, someone might put a spell on their unborn children. So how do they learn about what’s going on with their bodies?

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A Piece Of Paper That's Changing How Some Babies Are Being Delivered

Thoughts about the typical coupon: Yay, cheaper laundry detergent! Toothpaste! Extreme sales!

Below is a very different and personal way to think about them. This cool non-traditional program creates what are basically coupons for poor women that allow them to financially access reproductive health care services they need but would otherwise never be able to afford.

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Some Governments See This As A Step Toward Progress, But It Looks Like A Tragedy To Me

To many people, new developments with bright, shiny buildings means progress. But to others, it means oppression, extortion, and violence. Do the ends really justify these means?

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They Took A Camera To A Park In Iran And Asked 50 People 1 Question. The Answers Were So Different.

This is kind of extraordinary. A filmmaker went out in Tehran and asked the people he encountered what they fear most. A few of their answers are funny. Many of them are very, very poignant. But each and every one made me think. The first few men all talk about the same thing, but then it really takes off from there.

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The Truly Inspiring Story Of A Very Kind Woman Who Said 'No Boys Allowed'

When the men in her village tried to beat her down for standing up on behalf of the women, Rebecca Lolosoli made the brave decision to leave her home behind to create Umoja (which means “unity”), a village in Kenya populated only by women. What I love about this is that not only is Umoja a safe haven for women and girls seeking to escape the rape and abuse they face on a daily basis, but the women of Umoja are financially independent and entirely self-sufficient, supporting themselves by selling elaborate beaded jewelry around the world. Now, that’s freedom! 

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6 Places You Could Easily Move To From The U.S. If You Just Can’t Cope Anymore

The 2016 presidential election has taken such a toll on millions of Americans on both sides. Many feel threatened, shocked, and unsafe in light of what’s unfolded over the last two days.

No matter which way you slice it, this nation is divided. Some want to bring about change at any cost, while others now fear for their rights. Many have even actively discussed fleeing the country on the basis of those fears. But moving is never easy, especially given the state of migration worldwide. National interest in moving to Canada was so high last night, in fact, that the Canadian immigration site crashed.

That being said, the process of emigrating to Canada is not an easy one. Canada might not be the best choice for relocation, but if you’re dead set on leaving the U.S., these six countries have made it incredibly easy for Americans to earn citizenship. The kicker is that they’re beautiful, too.

1. Sweden

Despite its high taxes and cost of living, a residential permit can be quickly obtained for as little as $117. The entire permit process can be completed online, cutting down on expensive postage costs and delays in acceptance notices. In 2014, Sweden had one of the largest residence permit acceptance rates in the world. More than 110,000 permits were issued that year.

2. Mexico

Mexico may just be the closest alternative to living in the U.S. For just $21 every six months, U.S. residents can obtain an FFM Visa, which can be renewed indefinitely. The one downside to these permits is that they are only good for those who do not wish to work in Mexico.

3. New Zealand

If the “Lord of the Rings” movies taught us anything, it’s how beautiful this country is. It also has a relatively simple immigration process. The country gives potential residents a variety of methods to help them achieve citizenship.

When applying for a visa, you must meet one of five criteria: reside in New Zealand for 184 days as a resident before applying to make that status permanent, have a tax residence status in the country, invest money into the New Zealand economy, own a business in the country, or simply establish a base in New Zealand for 41 days living with another permanent resident.

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