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These History-Making Women Are Proving That NASCAR Isn't Just For The Boys
"You just have to keep going and going and going and going." Those who have only glimpsed NASCAR on sports bar televisions may think driver Danica Patrick has been the extent of female representation in American motorsport, but they would be mistaken
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Pop Culture Advice: 7 TV Shows Worth Checking Out This Summer
Who said there's no good TV during the summer? At A Plus, we're addicted to pop culture, and Pop Culture Intervention brings that obsession to the soapbox. Through this series, we'll recommend what you should be watching, reading or listening to; exp
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Before-And-After Photos Show The Life-Changing Effects Free Surgery Has Had In The Developing World
ReSurge is an organization that's provided more than 100,000 surgeries in 15 developing countries. Across the developing world, there are 143 million surgical procedures needed for everything from burns to cleft palate. The non-profit ReSurge and it
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A Lawmaker Ridiculed Educators. Then A Teacher Revealed Plans To Run Against Him.
"We have amazing teachers that have decided to stay and do the best that they can with what we have, and we’re doing it, but it's just not r Oklahoma educator Cyndi Ralston was ready to run for office against Oklahoma's Kevin McDugle, but an ill-time
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Pop Culture Intervention Advice: Is It Ethical To Watch TV At Work?
37 percent of people watch Netflix in the office. At A Plus, we're addicted to pop culture, and Pop Culture Intervention brings that obsession to the soapbox. Through this series, we'll recommend what you should be watching, reading or listening to;
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What Is A Renewable Marriage Contract, And Should You Consider One?
"Right now, we just have this one-size-fits-all model ... Why can't we make marriage fit who we are?" If you're thinking about getting married, whether it's sometime over the next year or the next century, you may want to consider a renewable marriag
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'I Choose To Inject Love': Meet The Iowa Tattoo Artist Who Removes Hateful Ink For Free
"I’m willing to give my blood, sweat equity to this cause." For 10 years, Robert Bader has been helping people cover their bodies in ink. Now, he's helping clients remove tattoos, too.Bader, who goes by "Woodstock" and owns The Crow's Nest in Dubuque
A Plus4 min readPolitics
A Grain Of Saul: Everyone Who Loves Israel Should Condemn What Israel Is Doing In Gaza
A 19-year-old was killed while fleeing. He was holding a tire. A Grain of Saul is a weekly column that digs into some of the biggest issues we face as a nation and as an international community in search of reliable data, realistic solutions, and — m
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Buying This Bracelet Doesn't Just Make A Statement, It Gets You Coding Lessons
" [...] why not be fashionable changing the world?" Fashion Rule Breakers is an original A Plus Lifestyle series: Each month, we profile a fashion designer, model, organization, or icon who is a fashion rule breaker — someone who acts outside mainstr
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‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Loves A Good Laugh But Takes The Resistance Very Seriously
“You have to have a sense of humor about this shit.” The A Plus Interview reimagines the celebrity interview by inviting artists to answer a short series of brief, poignant questions that strive to be more meaningful than those asked by others. Visit
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A Grain Of Saul: No, The Parkland Survivors Are Not 'Actors.' But They Are Winning.
Despite the far-right's attempts to smear the teenagers, they continue to prevail. A Grain of Saul is a weekly column that digs into some of the biggest issues we face as a nation and as an international community in search of reliable data, realist
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What Life Is Like For Undocumented Immigrants In Trump's America
"This is a new era... this is the Trump era." To be an undocumented immigrant in America in 2018 is to know that no matter how much you love your country, your job, and your family, a single phone call can take them all away.Over the last few months,
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A Grain Of Saul: Undocumented Immigrants Are Not 'Too Lazy To Get Off Their Asses,' Gen. Kelly
The White House Chief of Staff doesn't seem to know any undocumented immigrants. A Grain of Saul is a weekly column that digs into some of the biggest issues we face as a nation and as an international community in search of reliable data, realistic
A Plus3 min readFashion & Beauty
Champion Gymnast With Down Syndrome Becomes A Model, Paving The Way For Others Like Her
"I went to some modeling agencies that said there is no market for models with Down syndrome. My parents and I don't give up." Fashion Rule Breakers is an original A Plus Lifestyle series: Each month, we profile a fashion designer, model, organizat
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Alyssa Milano Knows Times Are Tough, But Finds Strength In Those Fighting For What’s Right
"There’s never 'not' a fight." The A Plus Interview reimagines the celebrity interview by inviting artists to answer a short series of brief, poignant questions that strive to be more meaningful than those asked by others. Visit on the last Thursday
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I Tried 4 Reading Hacks In An Effort To Learn More About Inspiring Women In Less Time
Warren Buffet famously spends up to 80 percent of his day reading. But we can't all be Warren Buffet. LifeTrial is an original A Plus series where we try our hand at lifestyle trends, new and tried-and-true, that promise to have a positive impact. Wh
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Love, Lindsay's 5 Relationship Resolutions For Couples Wanting To Make 2018 Their Best Year Yet
All your relationship questions answered — right here, right now. Lindsay here, A Plus's resident relationship guru/columnist. While I may not know everything, I do know a lil something about love and our seemingly endless pursuit of it. Having writ
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Photo Series Shows 'A New Picture Of Leadership' By Featuring All Female 'Change Makers'
“Just knowing these women are doing these fantastic things in their industries, for other people, for themselves, that rubs off ... " In every area of life, there are people deserving of a little extra attention for their efforts to make the world
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Ali Fazal On What He Hopes Audiences Will Take Away From 'Victoria And Abdul'
"The words love and hope — as clichéd as they are, and as used and abused as they are today — are the answer to everything." Even though history has already happened and is written down in a book for us all to study, it doesn't mean it's not constant
A Plus5 min readFashion & Beauty
How Open Style Lab Fosters Innovation In Adaptive Wear Design, A Field That Could Help Millions
" ... they have the ability to change someone’s life in something that you could potentially mass produce." Fashion Rule Breakers is an original A Plus Lifestyle series: Each month, we profile a fashion designer, model, organization, or icon who is
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We Talked To 3 Nurses About What It's Really Like Working With Kids With Cancer
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of the month, we will be highlighting the stories of those affected, as well as the people who come to their aid and help bring awareness to the is
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'What Can I Do To Reignite The Spark We Had When We Met?'
All your relationship questions answered — right here, right now. Lindsay here, A Plus's resident relationship guru/columnist. While I may not know everything, I do know a lil something about love and our seemingly endless pursuit of it. Having writt
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One Stock Photo Service Wants To Revolutionize The Way People Of Color Are Represented
“This was a passion project for us, wanting to see change.” For Jacques Bastien and his team, finding stock photos featuring people of color has never been easy."It was difficult to find someone that actually looked like us," he said to A Plus. "We h
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Jason George Has Faced Discrimination In Hollywood. Here’s How He’s Fighting For Diversity Now.
"The belief that people can bond together to make their lives better is kind of in my blood." Television fans will recognize Jason George as an actor who has been a staple on shows from Sunset Beach in 1997 — a role that earned him a Daytime Emmy nom
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One Unique Review Site Can Help You Find The Most Inclusive Shows To Watch This Fall
"If I can challenge one person to think differently about the show they're watching, then I will consider this project a success." Before you watch a new movie or TV series, you're likely to look up a few reviews, to find out what critics and fellow
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'I'm Consistently Hit On By Younger Guys ... How Do I Get Guys That Are My Age To Hit On Me Instead?'
All your relationship questions answered — right here, right now. Lindsay here, A Plus's resident relationship guru/columnist. While I may not know everything, I do know a lil something about love and our seemingly endless pursuit of it. Having writt
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From A Single Sketch To A Full-Fledged Business, This Teen And Her Dad Are Helping People With Parkinson's
"As I get older, I understand the sacrifices my family made for this project. That China trip cost more than my dad's car at the time." Each month, our Family Run series profiles amazing families who work together in some capacity. From starting bus
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Diversity Was One Of The Biggest Winners At This Year's Emmy Awards
History was made in several categories. Diversity took center stage at this year's Emmy Awards, as female-focused stories took home the gold, and people of color made history for their work in front of and behind the camera. The television industry i
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'Should I Give The Guy Who Ghosted Me A Second Chance?'
All your relationship questions answered — right here, right now. Lindsay here, A Plus's resident relationship guru/columnist. While I may not know everything, I do know a lil something about love and our seemingly endless pursuit of it. Having writt
A Plus5 min readPsychology
We Tried 3 'Fake It 'Til You Make It' Strategies To See If We Could Trigger Feelings Of Self-Confidence
Science shows faking self-confidence can actually make it happen. LifeTrial is an original A Plus series where we try our hand at lifestyle trends, new and tried-and-true, that promise to have a positive impact. Whether it's the latest and greatest
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