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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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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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Interview: Helping Coffee Farmers Turns Competitors Into Colleagues

Co.EXIST   
June 17th, 2013

Interview: Helping Coffee Farmers Turns Competitors Into Colleagues

Coffee farmers are from well-off. They struggle constantly to make ends meet. Luckily, the Coffeelands Food Security Coalition is using their collective influence to help change that situation and provide more opportunities to coffee farmers.

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The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War

Your Middle East   
May 26th, 2013

The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War

Sustainable peace is impossible without purposefully engaging women throughout the process. The recognition of women, and their roles in a community, could be the answer to rebuilding societies torn apart by violence.

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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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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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Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

Co.EXIST   
May 28th, 2013

Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

The app mWater is taking advantage of technology and readily available water testing kits to create a “social network for water” that allows people access to data concerning the quality and location of water that they are planning on using and drinking.

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4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Co.EXIST   
May 24th, 2013

4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Despite physical and theoretical obstacles, private sector organizations are managing to find unique ways to deliver systems of healthcare to low-income people in Africa who need it most.

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