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The all-male panel is horribly outdated and lame

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If you've ever sat in the audience at an event and sighed at the lack of gender diversity on stage, someone has made the perfect Tumblr for you

Congrats, You Have an All Male Panel! is a compilation of event photos, posters, rosters and lineups featuring male experts with not a woman in sight

Each example comes with a faux "stamp" of approval from the apparent patron saint of all-male gatherings: the actor David Hasselhoff

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The photo is from an April 27, 2015, event entitled "The Changing Face of Conflict," which was held by the magazine Foreign Affairs

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Meet the Instagrammer who’s on a mission to change the world

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The ThankList is presented by American Greetings. We've all heard of a bucketlist, but what about a ThankList? It's a list of people you want to thank for shaping you as a person. And a step toward a world that's just a little bit nicer. Who’s on your ThankList?


If the Internet had neighborhoods, Facebook, Twitter and their peers would inhabit the ritzy areas where, beneath perfectly manicured grass and picturesque white picket fences, self-obsession and hostility can erupt without warning. Are your hedges uneven? Are your shoes the wrong brand? Your entire life is under scrutiny and little good comes from it Read more...

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Chicken soup for the Facebook soul: Social media helps fight homelessness in D.C.

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American Greetings

The ThankList is presented by American Greetings. We've all heard of a bucketlist, but what about a ThankList? It's a list of people you want to thank for shaping you as a person. And a step toward a world that's just a little bit nicer. Who’s on your ThankList?


It's 1:30 p.m. – three hours before a morsel of food will be served – and a crowd is already gathering outside of Miriam's Kitchen. 

If you didn't know it was there, you'd probably walk right by it: Located in Washington, D.C.'s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, known primarily for wandering undergrads and lush embassies, Miriam's Kitchen hides inside of the Western Presbyterian Church on Virginia Ave NW.  Read more...

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New video platform Project UROK makes it OK for teens to talk about depression and anxiety

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Mara Wilson, writer and performer who made her name as a child actress in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, is sitting in front of a gray screen, hair gathered in a messy bun, wearing a sweatshirt with a stylized cat face on it and a big blue pin that says "UROK." In a casual tone that previous generations could never have conjured for such personal subjects, she is talking about anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and the arc of her life from "anxious kid" to "anxious adult."

"I wish somebody had told me it's OK to be anxious, that you don't have to fight it," Wilson says. "When you face anxiety ... when you understand it's just this false alarm in your body, then you can work with it, then you can overcome it." Read more...

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Robot will turn your tweet into a touching, handwritten thank-you to the military

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If you haven't sent a handwritten thank-you letter to a service member since grade school, a new digital initiative will help you change that — with social media.

For Military Appreciation Month, KIND Snacks has partnered with robot-printing tech startup Bond to transform your thank-you tweet to a U.S. military member or veteran into a personal, handwritten note. Bond's handwriting robots will transcribe any military thank you with the hashtag #thankskindly.

"We're excited to get these notes into the much-needed hands of veterans and soldiers," Dana Rosenberg, director of the KIND Movement, told Mashable. Rosenberg heads KIND's philanthropic efforts, through which the company "really look to find ways to make people realize how good and easy it feels to be kind, whether it's through small kind acts or big kind acts," she said. Read more...

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