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Hey everyone! I have a brand new item listing for custom melted crayon on canvas pieces. All aspects will be to your choosing! From size, to color, and even a special add on that’ll make it entirely your own! And, until June 14, all proceeds will be given to the Waterkeeper Alliance. So please, take a look, and if you like what you see, buy something 🙂 its all going to a great cause. Thank you so much for reading and for being so amazing! Have a magical day.

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10 Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through It All

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Thank you Disney, for giving us these great lines that keep us moving forward. 
1.) “Always let your conscience be your guide.” -Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio
2.) “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” -Christoper Robin, Winnie The Pooh
3.) “The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake.” -Sebastian, The Little Mermaid 
4.) “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or… learn from it.” -Rafiki, The Lion King
5.) “Even miracles take a little time.” -Fairy Godmother, Cinderella 
6.) “If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.” -Pocahontas, Pocahontas
7.) “Take it from an old spectator. Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.” -Laverne, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame 
8.) “Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become.” -Mufasa’s Ghost, The Lion King
9.) “All it takes is faith and trust.” -Peter Pan, Peter Pan
10.) “A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.”
-The Emperor Of China, Mulan

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5 Life Hacks For Everyone

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5 Life Hacks For Everyone

1.) Putting your phone on airplane mode will stop ads while playing games

2.) Mosquito bite? Press a hot spoon to the spot. The heat will destroy the reaction and stop the itching

3.) If your phone freezes plug it into a charger. That will free it up again

4.) Before frying sprinkle a little salt on the pan, that will prevent oil from splattering

5.) Googling a computer problem? Add “solved” to the search query to find the answer much faster

Reflection: The Last Mountain

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The Last Mountain  is a documentary about Mountain Top Removal, and its negative impact on the communities of the Coal River Valley in West Virginia. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Mountain Top Removal is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit of a mountain. The coal seams are extracted from a mountain by removing the overburden, above the seams. Explosives are used to remove up to 400 vertical feet of mountain to expose underlying coal seams.The land may be dumped back on the ridge and constructed in order to reflect the approximate original shaping of the mountain. Excess rock and soil laden with toxic mining byproducts are often dumped into nearby valleys, in what are called “holler fills” or “valley fills.” It is the main method of coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States.

The documentary reflects on how this method is destructive to the land, air, water and over all health of those who live in the communities below the mountains. It features Bobby Kennedy Jr. who works with the environmentalists of the communities. They put together rallies and protests in order to stop the actions of coal companies such as Massey Energy Company which is America’s 3rd Largest coal company, does more mountaintop removal mining than any other company, and controls all the coal mining in Coal River Valley. 28 of Massey’s impoundment’s (a large pool where they store their radioactive sludge. The one shown in Coal River Mountain holds 2.8 billion gallons of said sludge) have spilled 24 times in the last decade, contaminating rivers with 309 million gallons of the sludge, which was more than twice the amount released in BP’s gulf disaster.

Massey so far has been  the environmentalists biggest enemy. In the sense that the company wants their money, has employees to get work done and are willing to fight for their jobs, and has enough support of government officials to keep going with their production plans. The biggest mean of shutting down the companies actions has been  civil disobedience, which in one campaign had been successful in halting the operations for a solid 9 days before a snow storm forced them out.

This film really gets you thinking, is the death and destruction caused by these companies really necessary?  And I mean, no its definitely not, that’s why there are regulations prohibiting this kind of thing. But we have the technology, or at least are very close to it in order to create clean, safe, green energy for the country.

This is definitely a film worth watching, I found it as a $3 rental on amazon.