Organizations that help nonprofits understand where they can use more expertise and capacity, and then connecting them with that help, offer one key step towards solving the complex problems we face as a society.
This is to you-to those of you who were just babies when you lost a parent.
I have hesitated to tell my story, mostly because he's still out there and I don't know where he is or if he is still peering into my social media. I've tried to block him out of my mind but realize sharing my story has the potential to bring awareness to an important issue of cyber education and safety for youth.
Why, exactly, did the famous #ALSIceBucketChallenge raise over $100 million within a couple of months? And what spurred people to support the challenge by creating more than 17 million videos that were viewed more than 10 billion times on Facebook alone?
All my life I have struggled with sugar addiction. My parents kept a pretty low sugar home, but I would greedily grab candy from my grandparents' candy bowl and would covertly down powdered sugar by the spoonful from our pantry at home.
The most recent data in the U.S. shows that for every 1,000 babies born, six die during their first year. While that seems like a low number, the U.S. ranks 50th in the world in infant mortality. Compared to other developed nations, we fall behind many including most European countries.
The international community must encourage the peaceful conclusion of the civil war. We cannot let this chaos continue. We must save Syria. There is simply no alternative to peace.
One thing anyone considering eventually taking Social Security benefits can do could be to check out a copy of Get What's Yours. Unless you'd rather study those 2,728 rules and try to figure them out for yourself.
The ability to help other LGBT athletes -- to yes, actually save people's lives -- is the most powerful opportunity of all.
A birth certificate is issued to legally register every birth. It is a vital record documenting the facts of a birth. It memorializes the arrival of each and every human being - setting the date, time, and location of that auspicious and unique event.
I know that I'll be called naive or hypocritical, or both. The world needs oil and we all drive cars. But things are changing at impressive speed. Silicon Valley is building more electric vehicles than you can shake a stick at. Batteries are getting better all the time and soon will be in our homes and businesses. It's not hard to imagine a future where the petrol pump is a museum exhibit that children will be boggled by. But Shell wants us to believe that this vision of the future is impossible, that renewable energy is a passing fad.
I want my legacy to be "she made a difference, she was part of changing the conversation."
Solving the unemployment challenge means developing competitive skills, so there are more qualified people eligible for the jobs today and the ones that will be created in the future. To take advantage of the potential of IoE, the world needs millions of people to fill information and communications technology jobs in every country, in almost every field.
The world seems to have become a more fearsome place than ever. There's no escaping the haunting horrors from Syria and Iraq, the crushing poverty of many nations, and the desperate plight of refugees in many corner of the globe. How are the Sustainable Development Goals relevant to all that?
Guaranteeing access to food and water as a universal right means guaranteeing a balanced development of the land in which agricultural and environmental resources are developed, preventing them from being taken away from the population and, as a consequence, impoverishing local economies and/or irreversibly altering local ecosystems.
The economic value of ecosystem services -- specifically nitrogen mineralization and biological control of pests -- could exceed the input costs of pesticides and fertilizers on the global scale, even if adopted on only 10 percent of farmland worldwide.
Women comprise the majority of food producers, particularly in low-income countries where families rely on smallholder farms for food and income. The sheer amount of human labor involved in this kind of farming is daunting. And as women do much of this work, in addition to their household and care work, their workdays are typically up to 50 percent longer than men's. And yet women and girls tend to receive a smaller portion of the food produced.
The second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. This goal -- or rather, goals -- are lofty, especially when taken under the relatively short deadline of 2030. So what does it take to end hunger in 15 years and, can we do it?