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The Earthquake in Italy: How Can We Help?


By now you've likely heard about the devastating news from L'Aquila, Italy: a 6.3 magnitude quake that has resulted in the deaths of at least 150 people (a number that is, sadly, continually rising). More than 1,500 people are injured, and tens of thousands are now homeless. Things are expected to get worse before they get better.But in times like these, we owe it to ourselves to find ways to help. As with any major disaster, The Red Cross is a good place to start. You can make a donation to the Italian Red Cross here. That said, we want to put the question out to you: What's the best way for individual foreigners (not nations) to deliver aid in this situation?Image via BBC News.
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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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In a typical work day, people who smoke take more breaks than those who do not. Every few hours they pop outside to have a smoke and usually take a coworker with them.

Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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