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In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 23rd, 2013

In A Conflict Environment, Look To Universal Principles Of Law

Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, explains that to be able to bring a country out of violence and lawlessness, education in universal human laws is a necessity.

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Childhood Obesity Rates Fall In US

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 14th, 2013

Childhood Obesity Rates Fall In US

For the first time in decades, it looks like the effort to fight childhood obesity is working. Data from the Center for Disease Control has showed that childhood obesity has fallen in 19 states and territories. This means that there is a real possibility to encourage a healthier lifestyle for our children and that there are some easy strategies to implement to make sure your children stay active.

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Since The Ted Talk: Michael Pritchard On How He’s Helping End Water Poverty In Malaysia

Ted Talks   
August 6th, 2013

Since The Ted Talk: Michael Pritchard On How He’s Helping End Water Poverty In Malaysia

Clean water has never been an easy feat to conquer for nations who struggle with a populace stuck in poverty. Michael Pritchard found an innovative way to solve this problem. Instead of traditional methods of pipes and pumping stations, installed filtering systems at individuals’ homes can turn rain water into clean drinking water. These innovations have the possibility of ending global water poverty.

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An ‘Explosion Of Human Talent’ Will Feed A Growing World Population

Christian Science Monitor   
August 1st, 2013

An ‘Explosion Of Human Talent’ Will Feed A Growing World Population

Despite the many problems that the world faces, Fared Zakaria stresses the importance of “worrying.” When society worries rationally, we have the incredible ability to find solutions.

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Testing The Future Of Emergency Assistance

Global Envision   
July 25th, 2013

Testing The Future Of Emergency Assistance

Getting food and other essentials to those affected by natural disasters in the most rural areas has been a problem that has long plagued emergency responders. This innovative text messaging voucher program promises a way to directly get funds to individuals and families so they can get what they need to survive in difficult conditions.

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“CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY?”

Global Envision   
August 21st, 2013

“CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY?”

Donating that five dollars at the end of your shopping may not be as effective as you think. Global POV, through an artistic video mini-lecture series, explains what poverty truly is and how we can make a lasting difference rather than making that small five dollar donation.

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Scientists Come A Step Closer To Preventing 219 Million Malaria Deaths A Year

Co.EXIST   
August 9th, 2013

Scientists Come A Step Closer To Preventing 219 Million Malaria Deaths A Year

Wouldn’t it be amazing if malaria no longer existed? Well, that could become a reality. Researchers are hard at work and have some very promising results to show for it. In a recent trial, there was the first ever 100% protection rate from malaria. In other words, this new vaccine could be a game-changer in making malaria history.

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Befriending Foes: Talks On Setting Aside Traditional Hostilities

Ted Talks   
August 5th, 2013

Befriending Foes: Talks On Setting Aside Traditional Hostilities

Lifesaving care should transcend any division that people have with one another. Emergency responders, like United Hatzalah, show that when it comes to rescuing a life, differences become insignificant.

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Make Art, Not War

The Intelligent Optimist   
July 31st, 2013

Make Art, Not War

The civil war raging in Syria has not only fractured the country in half, but has devastated Syrian families across the nation. Because the fighting has only become more intense, many Syrian civilians have escaped to places like the Zaatari refugee camp. Many of these displaced individuals are younger than 18. AptART, an NGO, is aiming to work with these youngsters to bring a little more color in the camp.

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Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Nourishing the Planet   
June 11th, 2013

Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Sahel, a struggling region of Africa, constantly faces the very real possibility of famine. In order to combat the frequent shortages of food in the area, cereal banks have been set up all over to provide a safety net for communities. Not only does it give the people greater food security, but it also promotes women as leaders of these banks, giving them significant roles in their villages and towns.

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