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Brazilian Soccer Team Asks Super Fans to Show Their Support in Blood

Brazilian team EC Vítoria is ditching its trademark red and black-striped uniform as part of a campaign to encourage fans to donate blood.

The Brazilian soccer team EC Vitória's red and black-striped jerseys are as integral to the team's identity as the Yankees' pinstripes. (The team's nickname is the "Rubro-negro," or "Red and Blacks," after all.) But this season, fans looking on from the bleachers may be a little confused to see white gaps where the red part of the equation used to lie. The change, however, has little to do with rebranding the team's image and everything to do with promoting a good cause.

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An Artistic Outlet for War Veterans: The Combat Paper Project

In papermaking workshops, veterans pound their combat uniforms into cathartic works of art.

No matter your views on war, there's no denying that many veterans have been through hell, and often don't have enough cultural and legal resources to support their healing process. The government often drops the ball when it comes to follow-up therapy for veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome. There is often silence around the fact that female soldiers get raped so often.

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