Links To Go (April 18, 2017)

The Need for Cultural Humility

One thing that keeps us back from this risk is the lie that those outside of a situation cannot speak into it. I have seen this lie on the street in front of the abortion clinic, where I have been told that I should have no say because I have no uterus. I have heard this lie come from the mouths of Americans who are unwilling to listen to the critiques of those from other countries. The idea is that someone on the outside does not understand the situation fully and therefore cannot give useful insight. But I have found that the opposite is true: sometimes those on the outside have the most profound insight.

Under Trump, ICE arrests double for migrants with no criminal records

Overall, deportations are down by 1.2 percent, to 54,741 in January, February and March, compared with the same period last year. Elzea said it can take time to remove someone from the United States, but the number of noncriminals deported is higher this year, while the number of criminals who were deported fell.

What I Learned About Anxiety that Has Helped Me Greatly

Perhaps the question to ask is: “Am I managing myself or am I simply reacting? Am I allowing my environment and circumstances to control me or am I being intentional with how I am handling my words, comments, and actions? One thing for sure, I don’t have to let anxiety control me.

Want Something? Asking in Person Is 34 Times More Effective Than Email

The experiment showed that the face-to-face requests were 34 times more likely to garner positive responses than cold emails alone. The results vastly differed from the participants’ expectations: Both groups guessed their methods would be equally effective, saying they’d find success about half the time.

Selfie stampede

The regulations are there for a reason: keeping the flowers intact for future generations to enjoy. Even in areas adjacent to parks or reserves where you won’t get a fine, the same care should apply. I’m no park ranger — I’m just someone who cares about enjoying and documenting the outdoors ethically and responsibly.

8-year-old boy drives 4-year-old sister to get cheeseburger

Witnesses told police he did obey all traffic laws and drove the speed limit.
Once at the McDonald’s on Market Street, a family friend who happened to be eating at the restaurant, notified the children’s grandparents. The children did get to eat their cheeseburgers before police arrived.
Officer Koehler arrived at McDonald’s and talked to the little boy, who told him he had learned to drive by watching YouTube videos.

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