Her mother doesn't get why she's depressed. So she explains the best way she knows how.

Sabrina Benaim eloquently describes what it's like to be depressed.

Sabrina Benaim's “Explaining My Depression to My Mother" is pretty powerful on its own:

But, in it, her mother exhibits some of the most common misconceptions about depression, and I'd like to point out three of them here.

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The world's full of fun, positive stories — but we never hear them. This couple's out to fix that.

A couple who loves to travel is making a TV show you won't want to miss.

Barnabe Geis and Nisha Toomey were fed up with seeing mostly bad news on TV.

Disasters, turmoil, helplessness — all the negative stories that saturate the news feeds.

So they decided to create a travel show that takes viewers to the front lines of social and environmental solutions.

As Barnabe says, "We think it's important to talk about the problems the world is facing, but we should also be talking about the solutions!"

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A new movie staring Bradley Cooper and a version of Hawaii seemingly populated only by white people has brought "whitewashing" back to the forefront.

If you're unfamiliar, whitewashing occurs when a play or movie is set in a place with a rich culture, but most (if not all) of the main characters in it are white.

This is an issue because it robs people of their culture and gives it to people who are not from that place. Essentially, it's appropriation and it's wrong.

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The Iraq-Iran war claimed so many lives. But this is a story about how it brought two lives together.

Also known as the Gulf War before the Persian Gulf War of the 1990s, it lasted 8 years, from 1980 to 1988. It tore almost a million people from their families and their futures. And in that chaos, two men — one Iraqi and one Iranian — met for the first time ... and then again 20 years later, under amazing circumstances:

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These men's lifelines became inextricably linked on the battlefield.

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