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With Nothing To Lose And A Living Wage To Win, Fast-Food Walkouts Spread

Waging Nonviolence   
August 30th, 2013

With Nothing To Lose And A Living Wage To Win, Fast-Food Walkouts Spread

Fast food workers across the nation have started to stand up in protest of their meager wages. As a result of barely being able to make a living, fast food strikers have spread into 50 U.S. cities calling for a raise in the minimum wage.

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High Tech Farms

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 19th, 2013

High Tech Farms

Farming has become a huge problem in the United States. With less than 1% of the population identifying themselves as farmers, it becomes necessary to find innovative solutions. Eric Maundu, founder of Kijani Grows, believes he’s found a solution through alternative farming and educating the next generation.

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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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In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

Think Africa Press   
July 16th, 2013

In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

South Sudan is a young nation stricken with poverty and crime. The overwhelming consensus is that the only way to overcome this is through farming and reconciliation. United Nations and organizations like the Catholic Relief Services are working with locals on establishing that much needed dialogue to create unity in the struggling African country.

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Noodles Help The Hungry

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 22nd, 2013

Noodles Help The Hungry

You likely know how great ramen noodles are for the average college student whose trying to stay within their budget, but did you also know the favorite food choice among cash-strapped college kids is helping to fight world hunger? Because of it’s easy preparation, high-level of convenience, and cost-effective qualities, it’s become the popular choice to feed those who struggle to find a filling meal.

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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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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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How Two Plant Geeks Grew A ‘Paradise’ In A Blighted Backyard

YES! Magazine   
June 25th, 2013

How Two Plant Geeks Grew A ‘Paradise’ In A Blighted Backyard

In Holyoke, Massachusetts, two friends decided to turn their front yard into more than just a lawn. The two highlight the ingenuity any individual can have in having a healthier and cheaper diet while making use of commonly disregarded land.

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