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A model and mother of four, has written a novel that is inspired about her past experiences of being bullied and called a “dalmatian” or “cow.” As an outspoken advocate of the skin condition Vitiligo, Iomikoe Johnson, who is from Lake Charles, Louisiana shares to the world how it is to learn, accept and promote self-love to all the women out there who feel differently. 

38-year-old Johnson began to see signs of her Vitiligo when she was 25. This skin condition, in which pigment cells are destroyed in certain areas of the skin causes loss of pigmentation and shows white patches of skin in different locations of the body. During that time, she was endlessly bullied and instead of letting all the negativity get to her, she decided to follow her dreams of becoming a model and inspire other women, just as her role model Winnie Harlow showed her. 

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In Johnson’s new book entitled ‘The Spotted Girl Who Empowered The World”, she writes about a young girl, who in the first year of high school has started to show signs of Vitiligo. She then experiences bullying and issues with body positivity, before she realizes that all her family and friends are there to help her out through this trying time; which is exactly what Johnson went through. 

In addition to just reaching out to others that have Vitiligo, Johnson’s main goal is to be able to inspire everyone that doesn’t feel like they fit the mold of unrealistic body ideals that is seen as normal, by societal terms. 

“I want people to know that beauty starts from within,” Johnson said told the Independent. “If I can do it, so can you, believe in yourself and love the skin you’re in.”

According to Vitiligo Support International, about 1 percent of the world’s population, or 50 million people have Vitiligo. In the United States, about 2-5 million people have this skin condition, which can appear at any age. 

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Falling in love with Guatemala’s natural beauty in not a hard thing to do. With its wealth of jaw-dropping vistas that include rolling terrain, lush forests, pristine lakes, majestic volcanoes and green jungles, it is no wonder why many tourists visit the Central American country officially known as the Republic of Guatemala.

Culturally, Guatemala shares many things in common with the neighboring countries that surround its borders. Its rich Mayan heritage, as well as its warm and friendly people, make it a truly beautiful place to experience.

Exploring new and exciting places such as Guatemala can be fun, relaxing, and exhilarating all at the same time but it can also be a nightmare if you come unprepared. Make it a point to try and learn a little more about the beautiful Central American nation before your trip to make your experience one for the books. Most people look for tips on what to do once their vacation gets underway, but knowing what not to do and what to avoid can also be very useful, especially if it’s your first time to go.

Here is a list of some of the things tourists should avoid while vacationing in the Republic of Guatemala

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Falling in love with Guatemala’s natural beauty in not a hard thing to do. With its wealth of jaw-dropping vistas that include rolling terrain, lush forests, pristine lakes, , majestic volcanoes and green jungles, it is no wonder why many tourists visit the Central American country officially known as the Republic of Guatemala.

Culturally, Guatemala shares many things in common with the neighboring countries that surround its borders. Its rich Mayan heritage, as well as its warm and friendly people, make it a truly beautiful place to experience.

Exploring new and exciting places such as Guatemala can be fun, relaxing, and exhilarating all at the same time but it can also be a nightmare if you come unprepared. Make it a point to try and learn a little more about the beautiful Central American nation before your trip to make your experience one for the books. Most people look for tips on what to do once their vacation gets underway, but knowing what not to do and what to avoid can also be very useful, especially if it’s your first time to go.

Here is a list of some of the things tourists should avoid while vacationing in the Republic of Guatemala

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Haley Moss is the first person with autism to pass the Florida bar exam and successfully become an attorney at 24 years old. 

At only three years old, she was able to complete 100-piece jigsaw puzzles and read by herself, although she was behind in speaking. After her parents realized that she was remarkably gifted in different non-verbal talents, yet found difficulty in expressing herself with words, her parents took her for a check-up and were told she had autism. A year after her diagnosis, she started speaking and was transferred to mainstream classrooms. 

At the age of 15, Moss wrote her first book titled “Middle School – The Stuff Nobody Tells You About It: A Teenage Girl With ASD Shares Her First Experiences.” In the last ten years, she also contributed writing to a book of essays, completed another book, lead speaking engagements and created art pieces. 

“I first shared my story at a conference when I was 13 years old,” 24-year-old Moss told CBS News. “I’ve always enjoyed getting to connect and share.”

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By consistently proving countless times that her numerous abilities overcome her one disability, Moss continuously advocates for others with autism. “I’ve always been raised to give back and help others in need and help the community,” she said. “It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes an even bigger village to raise a child with a disability … I realized by sharing my story, I could be a part of someone else’s village.”

After graduating from the University of Florida, Moss took up Law in the University of Miami. “I wanted to go to law school because I wanted to make a difference for other people,” she said. “Lawyers help their community. What better way [to make a difference] than to become a lawyer.” She graduated in May of 2018 and successfully got a job even before passing the bar. 

Source: https://www.austindailyherald.com/

As of today, Moss is practicing law that is mainly focused on international matters and healthcare.  She plans to inspire everyone else in the spectrum with her success, showing them that nothing is impossible. If she can make a difference in a person’s life, then everything she has succeeded in doing will be worth it. 

“Whether it’s somebody on the spectrum that says ‘Thank you for sharing your story,’ or it’s a parent of a newly-diagnosed child that tells me, ‘Wow, you gave me so much hope for my kid. I can’t wait to see what my kid’s going to be able to do when they get older.’ Yes, it’s definitely an impact.”

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Haley Moss is the first person with autism to pass the Florida bar exam and successfully become an attorney at 24 years old. 

At only three years old, she was able to complete 100-piece jigsaw puzzles and read by herself, although she was behind in speaking. After her parents realized that she was remarkably gifted in different non-verbal talents, yet found difficulty in expressing herself with words, her parents took her for a check-up and were told she had autism. A year after her diagnosis, she started speaking and was transferred to mainstream classrooms. 

At the age of 15, Moss wrote her first book titled “Middle School – The Stuff Nobody Tells You About It: A Teenage Girl With ASD Shares Her First Experiences.” In the last ten years, she also contributed writing to a book of essays, completed another book, lead speaking engagements and created art pieces. 

“I first shared my story at a conference when I was 13 years old,” 24-year-old Moss told CBS News. “I’ve always enjoyed getting to connect and share.”

Source: https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/

By consistently proving countless times that her numerous abilities overcome her one disability, Moss continuously advocates for others with autism. “I’ve always been raised to give back and help others in need and help the community,” she said. “It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes an even bigger village to raise a child with a disability … I realized by sharing my story, I could be a part of someone else’s village.”

After graduating from the University of Florida, Moss took up Law in the University of Miami. “I wanted to go to law school because I wanted to make a difference for other people,” she said. “Lawyers help their community. What better way [to make a difference] than to become a lawyer.” She graduated in May of 2018 and successfully got a job even before passing the bar. 

Source: https://www.austindailyherald.com/

As of today, Moss is practicing law that is mainly focused on international matters and healthcare.  She plans to inspire everyone else in the spectrum with her success, showing them that nothing is impossible. If she can make a difference in a person’s life, then everything she has succeeded in doing will be worth it. 

“Whether it’s somebody on the spectrum that says ‘Thank you for sharing your story,’ or it’s a parent of a newly-diagnosed child that tells me, ‘Wow, you gave me so much hope for my kid. I can’t wait to see what my kid’s going to be able to do when they get older.’ Yes, it’s definitely an impact.”

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It has been discovered that the marine life living in the deepest part of the earth’s oceans have in one way, or the other, consumed micro plastics. 

Newcastle University scientists have been doing research about the guts of amphipods, which are crustaceans of shrimp-like form of over 9,900 species found in the world. They collected samples from six different deep trenches ranging from 23,000 – 36,000 feet (7,000 – 11,000 meters) deep all located along the pacific rim such as in Peru, Chile and Japan.  

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72% of all amphipods studied contained at least one micro particle in their bodies from plastics, synthetic materials, or natural fibers. In the Marianas Trench, which is the deepest part of the ocean, absolutely all amphipods that were studied was claimed to have ingested plastic. 

Scientists have claimed that all these micro plastics that were found in deep sea creatures are passed on to the other organisms higher up in the food chain that eat them, hence it being transferred to humans as well at some point. 

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Alan Jamieson, a Newcastle University study author said: “If you contaminate a river, it can be flushed clean. If you contaminate a coastline, it can be diluted by the tides. But, in the deepest point of the oceans, it just sits there.” 

Since this ongoing problem of micro plastics pollution is found in the deepest of the oceans, scientists are worried that all newly discovered deep sea species will never be studied in their natural state before the contamination.  

“We have no baseline to measure them against. Their is no data about them in their pristine state. The more you think about it, the more depressing it is,” says Alan Jamieson.

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It has been discovered that the marine life living in the deepest part of the earth’s oceans have in one way, or the other, consumed micro plastics. 

Newcastle University scientists have been doing research about the guts of amphipods, which are crustaceans of shrimp-like form of over 9,900 species found in the world. They collected samples from six different deep trenches ranging from 23,000 – 36,000 feet (7,000 – 11,000 meters) deep all located along the pacific rim such as in Peru, Chile and Japan.  

Source: https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org/

72% of all amphipods studied contained at least one micro particle in their bodies from plastics, synthetic materials, or natural fibers. In the Marianas Trench, which is the deepest part of the ocean, absolutely all amphipods that were studied was claimed to have ingested plastic. 

Scientists have claimed that all these micro plastics that were found in deep sea creatures are passed on to the other organisms higher up in the food chain that eat them, hence it being transferred to humans as well at some point. 

Source: https://assets.nrdc.org/

Alan Jamieson, a Newcastle University study author said: “If you contaminate a river, it can be flushed clean. If you contaminate a coastline, it can be diluted by the tides. But, in the deepest point of the oceans, it just sits there.” 

Since this ongoing problem of micro plastics pollution is found in the deepest of the oceans, scientists are worried that all newly discovered deep sea species will never be studied in their natural state before the contamination.  

“We have no baseline to measure them against. Their is no data about them in their pristine state. The more you think about it, the more depressing it is,” says Alan Jamieson.

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Half a million bees living in over a dozen hives have been attacked, dumped, and set on fire in a rural area in southwest Texas over the weekend. The Brazoria County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) reported on Facebook about the discovery of all damaged beehives scattered across the yard last Saturday morning. While one brood frame was seen floating across the water nearby with the bees still taking care of their eggs, several other hives were burnt to almost ash. 

The BCBA said in the post that: “It’s bad enough to think in today’s world this would happen but dumping them over and then setting fire to them is beyond comprehension.”

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Steven Brackman, BCBA president told the Houston Chronicle that an average of 30,000 bees live in each colony, which leads to an estimate of half a million bees being burnt to death or drowned, as 20 hives were reported to be destroyed. This concluded to be worth thousands of dollars in damages.  

The county sheriff’s office made a statement to Houston’s KTRK-TV that they would have difficulty solving this case because there were no eye witnesses during the time of the attack, albeit they are still searching for the suspects that may have any relation to this incomprehensible crime. Suspects will be charged with arson and felony criminal mischief, the office said. 

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The Brazoria County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward, while The BCBA, which is composed of more than 300 members is offering another $1,000 for any information that could let them to the arrest of the culprit. 

Since the bees are most active during spring time because there is a massive amount of pollen that is being spread throughout the trees, which the bees use for reproduction, Brackman said that it will take at the very least a year to replace all loss of bees and honey. 

“Every colony that we lose is a major catastrophe to the environment,” Brackman told local station KTRK.

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Half a million bees living in over a dozen hives have been attacked, dumped, and set on fire in a rural area in southwest Texas over the weekend. The Brazoria County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) reported on Facebook about the discovery of all damaged beehives scattered across the yard last Saturday morning. While one brood frame was seen floating across the water nearby with the bees still taking care of their eggs, several other hives were burnt to almost ash. 

The BCBA said in the post that: “It’s bad enough to think in today’s world this would happen but dumping them over and then setting fire to them is beyond comprehension.”

Source:https://www.msn.com

Steven Brackman, BCBA president told the Houston Chronicle that an average of 30,000 bees live in each colony, which leads to an estimate of half a million bees being burnt to death or drowned, as 20 hives were reported to be destroyed. This concluded to be worth thousands of dollars in damages.  

The county sheriff’s office made a statement to Houston’s KTRK-TV that they would have difficulty solving this case because there were no eye witnesses during the time of the attack, albeit they are still searching for the suspects that may have any relation to this incomprehensible crime. Suspects will be charged with arson and felony criminal mischief, the office said. 

Source:https://www.msn.com

The Brazoria County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward, while The BCBA, which is composed of more than 300 members is offering another $1,000 for any information that could let them to the arrest of the culprit. 

Since the bees are most active during spring time because there is a massive amount of pollen that is being spread throughout the trees, which the bees use for reproduction, Brackman said that it will take at the very least a year to replace all loss of bees and honey. 

“Every colony that we lose is a major catastrophe to the environment,” Brackman told local station KTRK.

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Rockstar legend and lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler has been changing people’s lives with his music for years, and now he may be making a bigger impact on the future of these girls that have nobody else to turn to. 

Tyler has been building homes for girls from the ages of 12 to 18 who have been abused. These centers are refugees for those that are running away from violence.They also provide resources and programs for the abuse survivors. Thanks to Tyler’s foundation called Janie’s Fund, which donated $500,000 to the facility, this dream was made possible. 

The second facility that has been opened is called Janie’s House, which is located in Memphis, Tennessee. It’s named after Aerosmith’s hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun,” which is about a girl who was being raped by her father, and to get away from her own reality, she starts taking drugs. 

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Janie’s house is located in the 82-acre property of a nonprofit organisation called Youth Villages and can house up to 14 girls at a time, while providing services for up to 30 girls every year. During the ‘scarf cutting ceremony’ at the opening of the home, Tyler cut the scarf and said,

“This does my heart and my soul good. This is real – to help even just one girl through Janie’s House is a dream come true… just when the world feels over, you can turn into a butterfly.”

The girls who were also living in Janie’s House were present at the event, and one of the them who is now 14 years old said that being in the facility has thoroughly changed her life. “The reason that I am at Janie’s House is because I experienced sexual abuse at the age of 3. Through Janie’s House, I can learn a lot about my past and learn I was not the only one that had been through the same problems”

Tyler thought of opening these facilities when he got inspiration from spending sometime in rehab for alcohol abuse.

“While I was there, all the girls I met had been abused either physically, mentally, or verbally, or at least 90 percent of them all,” Tyler said. “So when I got out of there, I laid it all on Janie. I said, what are you going to do?” 

The first of Janie’s House opened in 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, and the third will be opened in Las Vegas at the latter part of this year. 

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