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That neighbor who keeps losing his temper at his wife? It's costing you, big time.

This short video really makes you think about all the ripple effects of domestic violence. And it happens to men and women alike.

That neighbor who keeps losing his temper at his wife? It's costing you, big time.
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It's not just a family matter. It's a community ill. Reducing domestic violence rates will make for a healthier, better environment for everyone.

But because it's so easy to turn a blind eye to it until we know for sure how it affects us personally, this video puts it into clear context.


When you consider the stat below, it suddenly becomes obvious why the dollar figure that we spend on treating domestic violence is so high.

On your street, on your block, in your city — domestic violence is all around us.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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