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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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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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A Cheap Prosthetic Knee For The Developing World, Designed From Patient Feedback

Co.EXIST   
May 3rd, 2013

A Cheap Prosthetic Knee For The Developing World, Designed From Patient Feedback

Healthcare in the developing world is constantly a challenge. For amputees, this creates a huge obstacle. The ReMotion Knee is a new prosthetic inspired by patient feedback and sustainability. It is an affordable knee that people want to wear, and can afford to wear.

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Building Health Systems From Scratch In Somalia

IRIN   
April 28th, 2013

Building Health Systems From Scratch In Somalia

Although Somalia is experiencing a period of relative peace, health care continues to be a problem for many of its people. Building a sustainable infrastructure would lead to accessibility, but first, private and public relationships must be created between the health sector and the government.

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Well-Informed People Are Often Close-Minded: They Should Focus On Content, Not Character

JakartaGlobe   
April 18th, 2013

Well-Informed People Are Often Close-Minded: They Should Focus On Content, Not Character

A study shows the power of information presentation, knowledge, and most of all, individual bias when it comes to making informed decisions and forming political opinions.

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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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Advocates Begin To Tackle India’s Child Rape Problem

CSMonitor   
May 20th, 2013

Advocates Begin To Tackle India’s Child Rape Problem

Sexual violence is not a new problem in India, but the awareness and social movement surrounding it is a recent development. The December attack that left a young woman dead outraged the public, and political classes are now responding.

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The Story Of The ‘Miraculous’ Inhaler And Why Inequality Is Everyone’s Problem

GOOD   
May 1st, 2013

The Story Of The ‘Miraculous’ Inhaler And Why Inequality Is Everyone’s Problem

Dr. Paul Farmer describes the shocking inequalities prevalent throughout the world through a personal narrative that highlights the need for change, compassion, and awareness.

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Panzi Hospital: A Critical Pulse For Justice, Peace And Health

50.50   
April 19th, 2013

Panzi Hospital: A Critical Pulse For Justice, Peace And Health

Survivors of sexual violence and conflict in the Congo are creating their own social change and motion through holistic healing, medical access, and community transparency.

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How One Man Is Changing The World Through Story-Telling

intentblog   
March 29th, 2013

How One Man Is Changing The World Through Story-Telling

Starting in 2009, Brandon Doman began collecting stories from strangers on a whim. Now, his collection has turned into a social project of sharing and community gathering.

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