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5 tips to help manage your back-to-school mental health

If you're headed back to school, chances are you've already made at least one checklist. Got your schedule? Check. What about your supplies? Check. …

Mental Health

Despite the hate, Amber Heard wants to make the most of her digital soapbox

Once upon a time, <i>Aquaman</i> actor and activist Amber Heard had no social media presence. That fairytale ended last year, when she realized the world was …

Social Media

Facebook birthday fundraisers rake in $300 million in first year

Since Facebook birthday fundraisers debuted a year ago, users have raised more than $300 million for nonprofit organizations, according to a new post …

Social Media

How a science program teaches girls to stop doubting themselves

Green Girls<p>How a science program teaches girls to stop doubting themselves<p>Green Girls<p>How a science program teaches girls to stop doubting</i> …

Women of Color

3 things you can do to stop student lunch shaming

Over the past three years, school cafeterias have become an unlikely site of controversy.<p>The problem of school lunch debt, or the debt students …

Education

Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump weigh in as NFL anthem protests continue in preseason

The NFL's 2018 preseason has officially begun and several players are keeping Colin Kaepernick's controversial protests alive.<p>During the National …

Football (U.S.)

Riots on the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina votes against legalising abortion

The streets of Buenos Aires transformed into a fire-filled riot after Argentina's Senate voted against the legalisation of abortion in the first 14 …

Argentina

Google Doodle celebrates the life and legacy of first Native American female engineer

<i>This post is part of Mashable's ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as</i> …

Native Americans

Airlines in Australia face increasing pressure over refugees

Activists are condemning Australian airlines for profiting off the deportation of refugees and asylum seekers.<p>First reported by Fairfax, Qantas and …

Human Rights

Pearl Jam’s benefit concerts will do more than just raise millions for Seattle homelessness crisis

You might know Pearl Jam as the world's most famous grunge band, or the soundtrack of your adolescent angst, or a group of talented yet totally …

Homelessness

How a lesbian union president and evangelical nonprofit leader teamed up to get Puerto Rico clean water

The unexpected friendship between Randi Weingarten and Bill Horan might sound like the beginning of a joke: The president of the American Federation …

Puerto Rico

Uzo Aduba, Amber Heard, Padma Lakshmi among first confirmed 2018 Social Good Summit speakers

Uzo Aduba, Amber Heard, and Padma Lakshmi are among the first speakers announced for this year’s Social Good Summit.<p>Recently named one of Forbes's …

Amber Heard

Jay-Z made a documentary about Trayvon Martin's murder. Here's what you should know about it.

When Sybrina Fulton was asked to return to Sanford, Florida, the city where her son Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in 2012, she remembers …

Black Lives Matter

Google Glass paired with the right software could make a big difference for kids with autism

Google Glass may have never been a hit with the average consumer, but it could soon become an important tool for children with autism who hope to …

Autism

Study finds almost no increase in diversity in popular films over the last decade

It's tempting to believe that the recent groundswell in talk about Hollywood's diversity problem would result in actual improvement. But the numbers …

Feminism

Here's how to plant a tree every time Trump says something dumb about climate change

Imagine, for a second, that you had one of those stress balls that you could squish in your palm whenever Trump said something about the environment …

Donald Trump

Here's how you can help teachers as students head back to school

Come this new school year, consider taking time to help teachers in underfunded schools meet their students' needs.<p>In the past decade, U.S. public …

Teaching

Disney hops on the straw ban(dwagon)

The Magic Kingdom is ditching plastic straws.<p>In a statement on Thursday, Disney announced that all of its parks except Disney Tokyo will phase out …

Disability

One year after Trump tweeted he'd ban transgender troops, the fight to stop him continues

One year ago, President Trump used Twitter to announce a ban on transgender troops. Today, the fight to protect transgender service people is still …

LGBTQI

9 things you need to know about how to behave around assistance dogs

<i>Forget Shark Week, it’s</i> <i>Bark Week</i> <i>on Mashable. Join us as we celebrate all the good dogs, which we humans do not deserve.</i><p>Recently, I noticed a person …

San Francisco

It's International Self-Care Day. Here's how to treat yourself.

It's #InternationalSelfCareDay, an occasion for people to share their go-to self-care strategies, and to learn from each other about how to better …

Mental Health

This startup is making long-lasting, reusable cups made from used coffee grounds

Kaffeeform, a Berlin-based startup, is collecting leftover coffee from local coffee shops to recycle and use as secondary raw material to produce …

Coffee

Lin-Manuel Miranda creates arts fund for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

Lin-Manuel Miranda may just be one of the nicest guys in show business.<p>The <i>Hamilton</i> creator not only bringing a production of his award-winning …

Caribbean

Starbucks announces first U.S. 'Signing Store' for deaf and hard of hearing customers

Get ready for an entirely new Starbucks experience in the U.S.<p>The coffee company announced Thursday that it will open the first U.S. store to be run …

A handy guide to the immigrant rights activists and experts you should follow on Twitter

It’s now been over three months since the Trump administration decided to prosecute every migrant entering the U.S. without permission. That policy, …

Immigration

Why you should care that the Trump administration deleted online information about sex discrimination

When President Trump nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a soon-to-be-vacant Supreme Court spot, liberals responded with panic and fear …

4 things you can do to help keep Nelson Mandela's legacy alive

Today would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday.<p>The South African political leader, who died in 2013, fought against apartheid in South Africa, …

South Africa

Your guide to navigating the anti-plastic straw movement

At last, the great straw reckoning is upon us.<p>Last week, Starbucks announced it would phase out plastic straws by 2020, replacing them with a plastic …

In this European city, plastic waste collected from the rivers is used to create green, floating parks

Recycled Park is a floating park in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, that is made entirely out of recycled plastic. The plastic waste used to produce its …