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Where to Volunteer, Donate, and Protest to Fight Family Separation at the Border

The Trump administration is separating children from their parents through two new policies, keeping children in cages, and lying about all of it. This may seem like a massive problem that you can’t help to solve. But you can, with your time, money, skills, or just a phone call.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Patreon’s Changes Will Hit Artists and Patrons

Artist funding platform Patreon is making some changes to the way it deals with patron pledges, and it’s already costing both creators and their supporters more than they’d like. The change to Patreon’s transaction fees will guarantee creators receive 95% of the amount committed by patrons to their creative work.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Where to Give On Giving Tuesday

You’ve survived Thanksgiving with your family, braved the deals at your local mall for Black Friday, and finished off your first wave of online shopping during Cyber Monday. Now, get ready for Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that kicks off the holiday’s charitable donation season. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Diplo pledges $100,000 to Las Vegas shooting victims’ fund, calls on fellow DJs to follow suit

Diplo seems to have started somewhat of a philanthropic “Revolution” among dance music producers.The Major Lazer teammate announced his $100,000 donation to victims of the Las Vegas shooting early morning October 7 via Twitter. “My deepest sympathies are with the victims…and their families,” Diplo stated. “It’s my hope that these events will start a long awaited and […]

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Here’s How to Help People in Puerto Rico Right Now 

The entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million Americans, is still without power after a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the United States. Cell phone and internet service has also largely been lost and it could take six months for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority,…Read more… […]

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The Library (Usually) Doesn’t Want Your Used Books

You’d think the library would want your used books! But outside of the occasional used-book sale, libraries usually only get their books from specific vendors. By dumping your used books on them, you’re actually creating work for volunteers and making things worse.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Where to Donate to Harvey Relief—Beyond the Red Cross

The Red Cross is probably the best-known emergency relief organization in the country—but they’re not necessarily the best. Accusations of mismanagement have plagued their responses to national and international disasters, and their name recognition (and easy text message donation system) can obscure worthy local and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Watch Out for These Scams in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Harvey has been an unprecedented storm—first as a hurricane and now lingering as a tropical storm—bringing epic loss and destruction to the Texas Coast. Whether you’ve been affected or you’re looking to help those who have been, beware of these scams in the storm’s aftermath.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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