How the Daughters of the Confederacy Spoiled Christmas

For several years, the town of Garner, North Carolina, has held a Christmas parade featuringalong with traditional marching bands, dance troupes and local politiciansfloats sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The same is true of the nearby town of Wake Forest, where for more than two decades, SCV and UDC members in antebellum hoop skirts have marched along the Christmas parade route while waving Confederate flags. That tradition was suddenly halted this year, after the activist group Move Silent Sam posted video and photos of the neo-Confederate groups in past parades, along with the question: Is the Town of Garner trying to send the message that racism is welcome in the community? …

2020 Should Be The Year You Stop Putting Yourself Last

Holly Riordan Updated December 4, 2019 By Thought.is 2020 should be the year you dedicate to your mental health. It should be the year you work on ridding yourself of baggage, getting over your deepest insecurities, and learning to love yourself unconditionally. It should be the year you learn to appreciate yourself instead of tearing yourself to shreds. It should be the year you really look at yourself and how much you’ve grown, how much you have to be proud about. 2020 should be the year you learn how to say  It should be the year when you’re careful about how much you put on your plate so you never even come close to burning yourself out. It should be the …

Apostrophe raises $6 million to let you see a dermatologist from your phone

Ben Holber and Ryan Hambley grew up together. Hambley, the son of a dermatologist, always had clear skin. But Holber struggled with acne from the time he was a teenager. The two saw first-hand the difference it makes to have a dermatologist on demand. Apostrophe was born. Apostrophe, a new startup that makes it easier to get Rx acne medications and treatments, has today announced the close of a $6 million seed round led by SignalFire, with participation from FJ Labs. Apostrophe connects users with board-certified dermatologists, who then develop a personalized Rx treatment plan for those patients. Apostrophe has a vertically integrated mail-order pharmacy, which facilitates the distribution of those treatment plans. The goal is to eliminate the hassle …

Tired Of People Underestimating The Importance Of Her Job, Dispatcher Explains How Vital It Is In A Viral Post

To us, emergencies are a rare occurrence. But dispatchers deal with emergency after emergency. Every. Single. Day. For. Years. Lynette McManus Jeter, a dispatcher from Henrico County in Virginia, wrote an honest essay about the emotional pitfalls of her profession and how it affects her life. The 39-year-old Lynette, who has been working as a dispatcher for 15 years, wants other people to see the work that dispatchers do not as ‘clerical work.’ She wants them to be seen as first responders. The fact is, stressful jobs don’t stop affecting you the moment that you leave the workplace. Some of that stress (in some cases, all of it) follows you home. writes that emergency dispatchers can suffer from compassion fatigue, …