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Women Invest More When They Invest Together

Posted September 4, 2011 | 14:52:11 (EST)

The startup world has long been a tightly-woven, self-perpetuating male-dominated network, with females making only 5 to 10 percent of venture capital partners and 15 percent of angel investors. Men are thought to be more aggressive and risk-taking -- two skills necessary (but not sufficient) for startup success....

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Student Retention: There's an App for That

Posted March 28, 2011 | 12:16:14 (EST)

In business schools around the country, there's much ado about "social entrepreneurship" and a "double bottom-line" -- profits and social good. In this space, I generally think about health and wellness and profile founders of companies doing good in the world. But, no conversation about creating social good can be...

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From Housing Projects to Farmland: Clevelanders Build Largest Contiguous Urban Farm in America

Posted November 10, 2010 | 12:57:23 (EST)


The Urban Farm sits on 6 acres between the Cuyahoga River and the Riverview Housing Projects in Cleveland, Ohio.

Until recently, a chain-link fence surrounded the abandoned six acres that were once home to housing projects near downtown...

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Introducing Medical Gift Registry for Patients (VIDEO)

Posted October 11, 2010 | 17:31:00 (EST)

Diem Brown was battling ovarian cancer when wedding and baby registry invitations began flooding her mailbox. While her friends were asking for blenders and dishware, all she wanted was a wig and some help covering her medical bills. But there were no resources for her to orchestrate these needs, and...

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Top iPhone Apps for Moms, By Moms (PHOTOS)

Posted July 28, 2010 | 20:30:00 (EST)

Never underestimate a mom with an iPhone. Research from Greystripe show that moms love iPhone apps, and are downloading apps in various categories from games to productivity.

While most mobile developers are men,...

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Nominate a Female Volunteer for L'Oreal's Women of Worth Award

Posted June 25, 2010 | 13:29:59 (EST)

The Women of Worth initiative is inspired by L'Oreal Paris' iconic brand philosophy, "Because I'm Worth It" and recognizes the achievements of real women who embody the spirit of the L'Oreal brand -- women who possess self-confidence and are committed to...

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Flexitarian Cooking: Pleasing Both Vegetarians and Carnivores

Posted June 7, 2010 | 13:00:33 (EST)

The guilt that accompanies eating is pervasive and untasty. Particularly around the meat/no-meat divide, where ethics and health debates often clash with appetite and comfort food.

We are quick to confine our diet, following despotic rules that ebb and flow like trends. Sometimes at the expense of our health. Other...

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Which Nonprofits Are Best Serving and Empowering Women?

Posted May 14, 2010 | 16:08:05 (EST)

GreatNonprofits and GuideStar have launched the 2010 Women's Empowerment Campaign, in partnership with Kiva, the National Organization for Women, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, MADRE, Wider Opportunities for Women, Dress for Success, Women's Media Center, Women News Network, Women's Philanthropy -- Women's Issues and World...

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Tragedy in Nashville and How You Can Help

Posted May 10, 2010 | 17:03:44 (EST)

Media coverage of the recent Nashville, Tennessee floods has portrayed only a fraction of the magnitude of the disaster and tragedy that struck last weekend. The story has had to compete for media attention with the Times Square...

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2010 Social Enterprise Summit and World Forum Scoop

Posted May 4, 2010 | 14:03:34 (EST)

Last month, Kylie Eastley and Tristan Pollack won a contest to attend the 2010 Social Enterprise Conference and Summit. Below are their reflections on the two day event, held in San Francisco, CA.


Kylie Eastley is from Tasmania, where she is involved in Branching...

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How the Fast Food Industry Can Fight Obesity

Posted April 28, 2010 | 13:32:16 (EST)

My typical ballpark snack, a giant salted pretzel, was short stopped by a new addition to the food stands at Yankee Stadium: calorie labels. I'm not usually a calorie-counter, but seeing the shocking 630-calorie label on a seemingly harmless pretzel suddenly made the 175-calorie cotton candy more appealing.

This is...

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Gender Discrimination: Women in Business Still Face Sexism

Posted April 15, 2010 | 12:53:00 (EST)

Sexism is not a glass ceiling; it's a labyrinth of microinequities that add up over a lifetime.
- Amy J.C. Cuddy, PhD


The ubiquitous pant-suit might be a symbol that working women are out in full force, but it's hard to deny that women are still facing gender...

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12-Day At-Home Yoga Challenge

Posted April 13, 2010 | 13:28:00 (EST)

Thriving Yoga and Yoga Bear are hosting a 12-day yoga challenge to raise awareness of healing yoga. Learn more!

Day 1: Ujjayi Breath

Even just five minutes of Ujjayi Breath a day can be tremendously beneficial as we breath pure and energizing oxygen into our bodies, spreading...

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The Largest Annual Human Migration

Posted April 6, 2010 | 16:07:27 (EST)

Every spring, China's cities plunge into chaos as a tidal wave of humanity attempts to return home by train for the Chinese New Year. The wave is made up of millions of migrant factory workers. The homes they return to are the rural villages and families they left behind to...

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The Strangest New Teen Trend: Vlog Hauling

Posted April 5, 2010 | 16:22:00 (EST)

Just when you thought teenagers couldn't get any weirder, they've invented a new way to be peculiar: vlog hauling. Vlog hauls are five to 10 minute YouTube videos where the video-blogger narrates their recent purchases from Target, Forever 21, MAC and the like.

Their purpose is not entirely clear....

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Sustainable Living -- Becoming an Unconsumer

Posted April 1, 2010 | 16:35:00 (EST)

A new buzzword has surfaced thanks to the recession: unconsumption.

Unconsumption describes the now savvy and respectable trend of reducing, reusing, and recycling. It's a conscious consumerist mentality. In other words, it's the opposite of the buy-now-throw-away-tomorrow culture that permeated most of the 90s.

Just how much are Americans unconsuming...

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Can Jamie Oliver Really Start a Food Revolution in Huntington WV?

Posted March 25, 2010 | 12:40:00 (EST)

Huntington Resident Mary Calhoun Brown with Jamie Oliver

Earlier this week I caught the premier of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, a reality TV show that follows this chummy Brit around Huntington, WV as he tries to...

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From Lemons to Lemonade: Clevelanders Find New Uses for Abandoned Spaces

Posted March 23, 2010 | 11:47:00 (EST)

The Galleria Erieview in Cleveland is only a shell of the once vibrant downtown shopping destination. The mall, which used to host 48 retail shops, is now mostly empty with a handful of food court restaurants.

While the Galleria has lost nearly all the retail shops, two fruitful things remain:...

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Social Enterprise Summit Blogging Contest: Winners Announced

Posted March 22, 2010 | 16:12:37 (EST)

Thank you to all the applicants who offered to blog for me for the 11th Annual Social Enterprise Summit in San Francisco. The summit is around the corner, and we've selected two outstanding winners to attend and blog about their experiences. Congratulations to Kylie Eastley and Tristan Pollock!

Kylie is...

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Twitter Therapy: Cancer Patients Tweeting Through Chemo

Posted March 16, 2010 | 18:21:00 (EST)

[Live from SxSW]

Photo by Andrew Mager

Perhaps the most meaningful event at SXSW was a loosely organized discussion between Drew Olanoff and Brian Simpson. Drew and Brian are both east coast internet mavens, neither of...

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