Science says we trust celebrities. That’s why this actress and mom doesn’t give advice.

Actress Isla Fisher is probably best known for her star-making role in “Wedding Crashers.” But these days she’s got her own set of “clingers” — her three kids.

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Fisher recently stopped by “Today” to dish on all things mom-related and to promote her newest adventure: a children’s volume she wrote based on a silly bedtime improv character she devised called “Marge in Charge.”

Most celeb mothers, and mamas especially, can’t seem to dodge the questions that always seems to come next in interviews or dialogues like this one: ” How do you do it all? What advice do you have for the other moms out there? ”

Many mommies are more than happy to share their supposes.

Fisher said in no uncertain terms that being a successful, famous mama, and now writer, doesn’t mean she’s got everything figured out.

She’s got her hand in a lot of projects — acting, writing, parenting — but dedicating out advice to others is one role she’d rather stay away from.

“I try not to get involved and stand on a soapbox and advise anyone how to do anything, ” she said. “I don’t want to come out publicly and give advice about mothering.”

In a world where mothers are constantly shamed and judged for their choices( breast versus bottle, crib versus co-sleeping, helicopter versus free-range … where does it aim ?), Fisher said the last thing we need is one more voice telling parents they might be doing it all wrong.

“Everyone is doing their best, ” she said.

Fisher is totally right — the onslaught of well-meaning parenting advice can be counterproductive for parents and kids.

You’ve heard of imposter syndrome — the constant fear that you’re not good enough and will eventually be “found out” by everyone. Well, parents get it too.

Babies don’t come home from the hospital with instruction manual. We buy some in the form of dozens of parenting books. We browse Facebook and Instagram where our friends preach the methods that have worked for them. We turn on the Tv and listen to celeb mothers who seem to have all the answers.

Much of what we read and hear is contradictory, leaving us even more confused than before.

Fisher should be applauded for refusing to take part . Science presents that celebrities wield an extraordinary level of influence over people due to their status, and while that influence can be used to promote good causes and raise awareness of issues, it can just as easily create noise and confusion.

There’s a lot that mothers need to know. But the most important thing, as Fisher suggests, is doing your best and observing your own way.

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This campaign is recognizing incredible innovators fighting for social change.

A solution for food waste and hunger, get undocumented immigrants citizenship, an anti-cyberbullying app — these are things the world desperately requires.

And thanks to a handful of social innovators, we now have them.

The minds behind the technology and programs above have been named in the class of 2017 Tech Impact AllStars by the social impact media company NationSwell and Comcast NBCUniversal .

“The main goal is to find and uplift the everyday heroes who are changing their communities and slowly but surely, changing the nation and the world, ” writes Greg Behrman, CEO and Founder of NationSwell. “These are the people in your neighborhood who feel a flame in their belly to solve challenging social issues.”

( From left) Seth Flaxman, Zakiya Harris, and Riku Sen. Images via NationSwell.

Two years ago, NationSwell partnered with Comcast NBCUniversal to start recognizing these technology trailblazers for their endeavors and give them a leg up on their path. Comcast NBCUniversal is playing a defining role in shaping the future of media and technology, and believes social invention like the Tech Impact AllStars Campaign is good for communities.

Together with NationSwell, they’ve endorsed some extraordinary talent that more than deserves “members attention” 😛 TAGEND

But they also need your endorsement to be honored. You can vote for your favorite 2017 Tech Impact AllStars from Oct. 2 through Nov. 2 by clicking here.

Today, technology is often the power behind grand-scale social impact projects. That’s why Tech Impact AllStars are employing it to solve major problems.

Raj Karmani speaks about his company, Zero Percent. Photo via NationSwell.

“[ Technology] was more important than ever before, and it’s changing the style we approach age-old issues, ” Behrman explains. “Technology provides the ability to scale answers in extraordinary and rapid ways.”

“Technology innovation is the fuel that moves our business forward, ” writes Jessica Clancy, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Comcast NBCUniversal, in an email. “We also believe it has unsurpassed power to solve complex social issues and improve communities.”

The program specifically acknowledges up-and-coming social innovators from unbelievably diverse backgrounds, and the hope is that the recognition they receive as Tech Impact AllStars will propel their mission so that they can make an even greater impact.

“We’ve seen past AllStars graduate from the program and receive new funding or corporate partners, additional coverage on platforms like Nightline, NPR,+ TED , and increased visibility and interest, helping them scale the performance of their duties and do more good , ” writes Emily Chong, senior vice president at NationSwell.

If your social impact attempts utilize tech in some manner and you’re domestically-based, you can be nominated to be a Tech Impact AllStar.

Karen Washington of Black Urban Growers. Photo via NationSwell.

For example, Karen Washington started Black Urban Growers to foster principally black communities to help turn vacant urban lots in the Bronx into thriving gardens.

In a somewhat different vein, Rose Broome generated an online crowdsourcing platform called HandUp that solicits gifts for homeless and at-risk people.

Neither endeavor would be possible if Washington and Broome weren’t adept at utilizing technology to inspire people to do good.

And they’re simply two examples of a ever-expanding population of Tech Impact AllStars.

Every year, the program has grown exponentially, both in visibility and the number of nominations.

Raj Karmani, a recipient of the Tech Impact Award, with the NationSwell crew. Photo via NationSwell.

Obviously the tech impact world appreciates the boost . Since 2015, there’s been a 70% increased number of Tech Impact AllStars nominations. What’s more, positions of this particular group’s content has increased by 500,000, so finalists are indeed get a considerable amount of notice that no doubt draws greater attention to their missions.

“As the program grows, each Tech Impact AllStars class becomes more competitive, more incredible and makes greater visibility and impact for them and their answer, ” Chong writes.

It’s understandable given all the things they will receive. All finalists get a three- to five-minute video about the performance of their duties made by NationSwell producers, a feature article to accompany it, an all-expense-paid journey to New York City, where they’ll be given a speaking slot at the NationSwell Summit of Solutions, and the chance to win the Tech Impact Award — a $10,000 grant to help further the performance of their duties .

Social innovators like these are exactly who this country wants right now to help bring opportunities to those who are struggling.

AllStar Zakiya Harris, co-founder of Hack the Hood. Photo via NationSwell.

“These are the innovations and the solutions that we’ll need to build our country a more equitable, inclusively prosperous place, and to have more people feel like the American dreaming is within their reach as well, ” Behrman writes.

Organizations like NationSwell and Comcast NBCUniversal are doing what they can to elevate the creators of these life-changing endeavors so that they’ll reach as many people in need as possible.

These brilliant ideas can change the world as long as people know about them. Thanks to technology and solution-driven companies, many more people will.

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A BBQ rig appeared outside a wildfire shelter. A famous chef was cooking inside.

Turns out, Guy Fieri is a pretty righteous neighbour. Even in the worst of times.

On Oct. 12, the “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” host set up a mobile kitchen outside Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa, California, to assist feed thousands fleeing deadly wildfires.

“This is the least we can do. We’re so happy to do it, ” Fieri told KTVU. “We’re so sorry for friends who have lost homes. There’s a lot of really good people coming together.”

According to Fieri, the menu included pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and bean salad. The celebrity cook also sent a batch of roasted chickens to firefighters combating the wildfires several miles away.

Like many of their neighbors, Fieri and his family were forced to abandon their home at 2 a.m. as the fires swept into town with little warning early Monday morning.

The Food Network host told KQED they, “grabbed what[ they] could, ” including family photos and pets.

He added his barbecue rig to a coalition local chefs and eateries who have been pitching in to assist the relief effort.

In addition to Fieri, Sonoma Magazine reports that nearly a dozen restauranteurs from the affected area have been serving free snacks to locals displaced by the fires, including Dustin Valette of the upscale Valette restaurant, Damien Gault of Springer’s Tap Room, and Mark and Terri Stark, whose eatery Willi’s Wine Bar burned down on the night of Oct. 8.

Fieri calculates he served 1,200 dinners for lunch and 2,500 for dinner that day.

He continued to cook over the weekend, joining forces with Operation BBQ Relief, which recently brought thousands of dinners to shelter residents evacuating Hurricane Harvey in Houston. While Fieri has faced criticism for seeking the spotlight, the Food Network star countered that his primary intent is get food to those who need it.

“This isn’t a PR stunt, ” Fieri told KQED. “You don’t consider my banners up. I’m not promoting anything. I’m only here cooking. This is feeding people. People require help, and I’m here to help.”

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When a fan made sexist comments, this rapper taught him an important lesson.

Benjamin Coyle-Larner, aka Loyle Carner, is a rapper from South London whose music is often was regarded as confessional, vulnerable, and sensitive.

He raps about his family, grief, and handling the new responsibilities of adulthood. If you’re in the U.S ., you may not know much about his music, but after an admirable move at one of his concerts, his glowing reputation may precede him.

Loyle Carner at Field day 2017. Photo by John Lubbock/ Flickr.

Before he kicked off a recent performance, Carner took the time on-stage to call out a sexist heckler.

Carner’s opening act, a duo of women, Elisa and Srigala, had been harassed by a male audience member during a demonstrate on Oct. 9, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

Before Carner started his set, he approached the audience and asked them to point out the man responsible for the sexual harassment.

And Carner quickly told the fan to leave the prove.

He even pointed out the perpetrator to security to make sure “hed left”.

The response to Carner’s zero-tolerance policy at his depicts has been overwhelmingly positive.

His move has been heralded by old fans and new supporters alike.

And Elisa and Srigala expressed gratitude for their tourmate too.

Sadly, it’s not even the first time this month that Carner put a stop to sexual harassment at one of his demonstrates. Just days prior, Carner had to step in when a male fan wouldn’t leave some women in the audience alone.

Too often, the onus is put one across the person or persons experiencing harassment to react, answer, or immediately report.

But, as we’ve insured recently with the numerous people coming forward to report incidents with Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, and Harvey Weinstein, reacting in the moment( or even years later) is difficult and frightening. Many victims dread they won’t be believed or they’ll experience personal and professional retribution.

That’s why it’s so important for all of us to call out offensive behavior when it occurs. It’s particularly important for men to call out other humen for inappropriate words and actions. Boardrooms, newsrooms, hotel rooms, or even college concert venues — no place should be a safe haven for petroleum or violent behavior. It’s on all of us.

Hats off to Loyle Carner for showing how it’s done.

Watch the full video of Carner dedicating that harasser the boot. And check out his earnest, catchy, and unsurprisingly women-friendly music.

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5 things people are doing to help the victims of the California fires.

The fires engulfing Napa and Sonoma counties are rapidly becoming some of the worst in California’s history.

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On Sunday night, flames swept into Santa Rosa and other cities across the region with little warning. At least 24 people have been confirmed dead, with hundreds displaced and nearly 300 still reported missing.

Meanwhile, hundreds of residents from hotel owners to both teachers and students to local government officials to relief workers are marshalling assist those to affected. Here’s what they’ve been up to in the working day since the devastation began.

1. Farms are taking in displaced animals, and high school volunteers are running around the clock to care for them.

Local students learning animal care and agriculture at Vintage Farm have been rescuing puppies, goats, ponies, and other pets and farm animals and housing and feeding them in the teaching farm’s facilities.

“I’ve actually been having to stimulate the children go home, ” teacher Emmalee Casillas told the Napa Valley Register. “They’re probably pulling eight to 10 hours each on average.”

The Sonoma Valley High School farm is also accepting big animals.

2. Hotels are offering rooms to evacuees at steep discounts or for free.

The Napa Valley Register reports that the county’s Meritage Resort and Spa, a luxury hotel whose rooms typical sell for upward of $300 per night, is providing accommodations to displaced locals at $99 a night.

The room-sharing service Airbnb is connecting evacuees with hosts offering their space for free. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ Getty Images.

Meanwhile, someones are opening their homes to evacuees. Airbnb hosts in the field are offering free bides to people displaced by the flames, and residents are circulating a public Google document with a list of donated housing.

3. Two local Boys and Girls Clubs sites are opening to all children during the day in the wake of widespread school closes.

Children whose class have been cancelled can visit the Napa Clubhouse and the community gym at American Canyon.

“The Club is sensitive to the fact that a disaster of this nature puts pressure on families and will provide a diversion for school age children in a safe location where children can simply be kids, ” a spokesperson for the organization relayed in a news release sent to the Napa Valley Register.

4. Dozens of facilities across the affected area are currently operating as shelters.

These facilities include public spaces like high schools and community centers, places of worship, and private venues, like the Sonoma Raceway campground.

5. The U.S. postal service is still delivering mail.

On Wednesday, a drone operator captured striking footage of a postal truck inducing deliveries in a burned out neighborhood in Santa Rosa.

In a statement issued to The Mercury News in San Jose, postal service district manager Noemi Luna uncovered, “A few clients asked the carrier to leave their mail if the mailbox was still standing, ” a request the carrier decided to honor.

There’s also many routes for you to pitch in. Here’s how:

The Sacramento Bee has compiled a list of requests and opportunities to help on their website, located here.

Unlike many disaster relief scenarios, local government and agencies are requesting supplies. The Sacramento Bee compiled a list of shelters, many of which are in need of bedding. The City of Sonoma and the staff of the local school district were requesting following question for their shelters as of Oct. 9: non-latex gloves, heavy duty garbage bags, adult nappies, newborn wipes, prepared lunch foods, coffee creamer, to-go coffee cups, and ground coffee.

Many organizations, including the Red Cross, are looking for volunteers, including those with medical develop, to assistance evacuees.

Those too far away to deliver supplyings or volunteer can donate to Redwood Credit Union’s relief money, United Way of Wine Country, or one of dozens of GoFundMe drives raising fund for relief.

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This Dallas restaurant is a favorite among foodies. The secret sauce? Its unique staff.

Before 18 -year-old Dayton Swift was cooking at one of the most wonderful eateries in Dallas, “hes in” a juvenile detention facility.

Swift became homeless at the age of 15, and as a result, he started to commit felonies — a common pattern for people trying to get by the streets.

“I had to steal. I had to kick into people’s homes, ” Swift remembers. “I then got up to phases where I had to rob people.”

Sure enough, he wound up in adolescent detention along with a number of other teens who found themselves in the same cycle. However, thanks to chef Chad Houser and his eatery Cafe Momentum, Swift was given a chance to escape that cycle through a passion he didn’t even know he had.

Dayton Swift at Cafe Momentum. All photos via Upworthy/ Starbucks.

Cafe Momentum is both a restaurant and culinary train facility for former juvenile offenders.

Houser, who now owns Momentum, was once co-owner of the popular Parigi Restaurant and winning a number of commendations when its own experience at a juvenile facility took him in an entirely new culinary direction.

He was there teaching the children how to induce ice cream for an upcoming ice cream competitor, and he immediately recognized incredible talent in one of them. Simultaneously, he realized that when the son was released, he’d be heading back to the same neighborhood that had led him to a life of crime.

Houser decided to pivot his successful cooking career toward an endeavor that would give juvenile offenders a shot at living a better life.

Houser teaching his interns.

“I was betting my entire career on taking children out of jail and teaching’ em play games with knives and fire, ” Houser jokes.

The 12 -month internship program not only teaches former juvenile offenders how to work in a restaurant, it offers mentorship, job, and life-skill training. It also provides them with an encouraging surrounding while they’re readjusting to life outside a juvenile facility. For Swift, that’s one of the best aspects of Momentum.

“It’s a family. I feel like I have the worst day and I can come in here and be crying and like broken down to tears, and they can help me and lift me up, ” Swift says.

Swift in the restaurant.

The restaurant began as a series of pop-up dinners in 2012 and finally put down brick-and-mortar roots in 2015. It’s been a hit with the food-obsessed Dallas clientele ever since.

Beyond making good food, the restaurant is offer stability for its students and keeping them from reoffending.

One of the interns at Cafe Momentum

While a large percentage of juvenile offenders in Texas wind up in jail, Cafe Momentum’s reduced the rate for its interns to 15%. It just goes to show how life-changing the offer of a different route can be.

Obviously it’s made all the difference to Swift.

“I started realise, like, dang — I love this, ” Swift says. “Even though I get burns and grease marks from all the cooking, I merely love. I love it.”

Success narratives like Swift’s are why Houser believes Momentum’s mission could have a lasting effect on Dallas as a whole.

“We have children who aren’t just stabilization for themselves but for their entire household. That’s transgressing generational cycles, which becomes transformative for our community and our society.”

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