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Record-Breaking Heat in Alaska Wreaks Havoc on Communities and Ecosystems

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What to say instead of 'Happy Memorial Day'

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The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day still seems to trip people up, although it shouldn't.

As a quick refresher, on Memorial Day, we remember those who died while serving our country. Veterans Day is intended to honor the service of all people who have worn armed services uniforms.

So, what do you say on Memorial Day to someone who might be struggling: a widow, a veteran or anyone who's been especially affected by a military member's death?

The website DiversityInc wrote about this very topic in May 2017, and the article has been recirculating lately, for good reason. "This common misconception, that Memorial Day is a time to thank veterans, is not in fact what the holiday is intended for," the site says.

Here are some ideas on what you can say instead. Try something like: "Enjoy your weekend, but I want you to know that I will be remembering what this holiday is about." "Enjoy your weekend, and I will be thinking about those who are no longer with us." "I will be taking a moment this weekend to honor those that served our nation and are no longer with us." NPR suggests, "I hope you're having a meaningful day."

Those seem preferable to: "Thank you for your service." "Happy Memorial Day." "Is this a difficult weekend for you?" "How many friends did you lose on your deployments?"

It might be hard to approach any veterans you might know, but saying something meaningful really could make all the difference for someone having a difficult day.

Before you think this is splitting hairs, consider that what you say matters.

While it's certainly not "wrong" to wish someone a "Happy Memorial Day," and it's safe to assume most people are well-intentioned, it seems as though taking a few minutes to say the right thing will mean much more.

After all, the day is about more than backyard parties and barbecues. Let's prove it by taking a moment to examine our words.

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‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Lily Becomes First To Experience Homelessness

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Sesame Street is breaking ground again, this time with a storyline that finds Lily, a Muppet introduced in 2011, having no place to live. The magenta-hued 7-year-old is featured in a series of online episodes in which she reveals to her good pal Elmo news of her family’s experience with homelessness. “Me and my parents haven't had a place to stay for a while," Lily tells Elmo in one of the scenes (she later shares the good news that her family is moving into their “very…



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Canadian police officer goes to house party to break up jam sesh, plays drums instead

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Members of Toronto-based rock band Vinyl Ambush feared their private gig would be shut down after police showed up to a party they were playing on Saturday. But much to their surprise, the Peel Regional Police officers didn't break up the jam sesh, they joined in.

According to a local report from Canada's City News, after receiving a noise complaint, cops showed up to the party and came to an agreement that the band would turn down the noise and stop playing by 9:30 p.m. That seemed pretty chill, but when the police returned later that night, the teen rockers were sure they were in trouble. Read more...

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Being an Adult

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Irish step dancer uses her fast feet to pay homage to 'Hamilton'

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The only thing faster than Daveed Diggs' rapping is this woman's feet.

Irish step dancer, Hannah Redlich, taps through the song "Guns and Ships" from the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton.

The mesmerizing beat goes perfectly with Lin-Manuel Miranda's rhymes.

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