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Giannine Commodore

Giannine Grace Commodore is a writer, photographer, outdoor explorer and the senior editor for GrowTheHeckUp. Most importantly, she’s a Mom to 7, striving to promote virtue, modesty, & healthy Christ-centered relationships.

Black Lives Matter to Ben & Jerry’s

It’s not very often we see corporations publicly taking a stand against racial injustices such as Ben & Jerry’s have on their website. This is what they had to say: Why Black lives matter. Black lives matter. They matter because they are children, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers. They matter …

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Michelle Alexander Walks Away From Law to Teach and Study at Seminary

We recently published an article heavily influenced by one of our country’s foremost intellectuals who is also a civil rights activist, author of The New Jim Crow, and associate professor of law, Michelle Alexander. Last night, Michelle Alexander announced on her Facebook page that she has decided to walk away from law which has …

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Pamela Anderson’s New Anti-Porn Campaign?

What, exactly, is pornography? por·nog·ra·phy pôrˈnäɡrəfē/ noun printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings. The definition of pornography makes most viewers of television and movies consumers of porn. I often ask people …

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Entire Seahawks Team Planning ‘A Big Surprise’ During Sunday’s National Anthem

According to the Seahawk’s starting linebacker, Bobby Wagner, the entire team is planning ‘a big surprise’ during the national anthem on Sunday before their home game against the Miami Dolphins. “Anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual. It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the …

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Does Your Body Language Determine How Others Perceive You?

Social psychologist and Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, Amy J.C. Cuddy recently did a Ted Talk on how our body language can help shape who we are and how others perceive us. This particular Ted Talk captured my attention because I experience social anxiety and consider myself to be …

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Do the Clintons Deserve the Black Vote? Here Are the Facts

Editor’s note: When this article was initially written, we just wanted to post what two individuals had to say about the same subject, but we also recognize it’s our duty to ensure people are accurately informed as we are committed to the truth. We did some fact checking as one …

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Was Trump’s Pitch to African-American Voters On Point?

Donald Trump has a long track record of rubbing people the wrong way with his words. He recently made a pitch to win over black voters, “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty…” Many people found that statement to be offensive and some felt it was condescending to …

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125 Amazing Uses For Coconut Oil

(Editor’s Note: This list is LONG. I mean it’s incredibly comprehensive so stay with it. Maybe forward it along to your family. Keep it as a reference! There is good stuff here.) While traveling through Thailand, by partner and I joked about buying a coconut plantation because it seems that …

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