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Posted: Dec 13, 2016
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On December 7th, a Chicago Tribune reporter published an article regarding a re-purposed version of the holiday classic, "Baby It's Cold Outside.” The updated lyrics, penned by Minnesota couple Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski, were created to convey a message of consent. The couple argue that the original song has undertones of date-rape, saying, "At this point in time, the original song is totally unacceptable. It's got pretty predatory undertones. There's no way around it, especially with our generation."

The article — which can be found here - has caused quite a stir online, sparking an intense debate from both ends of the spectrum.

No matter which side you’re on, the discussion around what constitutes as “no” has its merits. Give the original tune another listen, and leave us a comment on Facebook letting us know how many “no’s” you hear.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016
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Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the new year or our nation's independence, but improper usage can bring serious harm to yourself and others. Remember to be safe when dealing with fireworks this holiday season. Here are some helpful tips to make sure your fireworks display is safe and fun!

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Posted: Nov 16, 2016
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The holiday season can be a fun and exciting time, but it’s important to always be aware of potential dangers. Keep the following tips in mind when you’re shopping this holiday season.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2016
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Halloween can be great fun for our kids, but unfortunately there are people out there who may harm them. Being prepared is the the first step in assuring all goes well.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2016
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A lot of things can happen in 2 minutes.
Don’t let sexual assault be one of them.

Two minutes doesn’t sound like much, right? Really, a lot can happen in such a short amount of time, including sexual assault. According to the Department of Justice, every two minutes someone living in the United States is sexually assaulted. In that same time frame 8,620 people will visit Amazon.com, 154,320 hours of video will be streamed on Netflix, and lightning will strike the earth 12,000 times.

Sexual assault affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. It affects men, women and children of all ages.

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