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Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

One of the additional concerns that was mentioned in our Youth Engagement Report was climate change which got me thinking again about things that I can do to reduce my carbon footprint. While so many tips and tools that are more sustainable are not accessible or equitable this New York Times article introduces a lot […]

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Get Things Done: Here’s How to Stay on Track

Creating a plan, setting boundaries, and creating a suitable environment are all key components of helping us stay focused and on track. In this blog post, “the order expert” Rashelle Isp, a professional organizer and productivity consultant, outlines an eight-step process on how to get things done that may be beneficial to help us stress […]

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A Moment of Silence

A major part of our work at YDN is working towards social justice. Each and every person deserves to feel safe, culturally, emotionally, and physically. Violence motivated by racism, misogyny, and hatred takes safety away from so many people. We cannot continue our work until we acknowledge the recent events that took place in Atlanta […]

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Yes, Audiobooks Are Real Reading – Benefits for Young Readers

Who loves a good book? I know I do and I get lost in audiobooks on a regular basis – and strongly agree with this authors article posted on edsurge.com. The columnist shares “Audiobooks are for everyone—the busy professional who wants to enjoy a story on their commute, an active kid who can’t (or won’t) […]

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Hiking Is an Ideal Structure for Friendship

I’ve gone on hikes with coworkers, friends, and family and the one thing they all have in common is that there are always good conversations. There are so many distractions in our world that make it hard to connect, between work, family, and a million other things. A group of 4 friends who have been […]

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21 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! From our team to yours, wishing you and your family great health, wealth and happiness. Did you know that Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world and it is the most important holiday in China? Here are 21 interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about Chinese […]

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Season 2 of Blown Away on Netflix

Season 2 of Blown Away has been on Netflix for a little over a week and I have already watched it twice. The artists featured are incredible to watch and they create some of the best work I have seen.

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