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To The Market

The Power of the Purse: Investing in the Next Generation

To The Market | July 28, 2015 | Impact
Since its launch in 2013, Catrinka has provided over 55,000 days of education for girls in developing countries, giving them the knowledge and skills they need to have a better future.
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Understanding vs. Accepting

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | July 28, 2015 | Impact
If you disagree with me, explain why. Enlighten me. Inform me about what it is you know that I do not and I will do the same for you. And if there is nothing more to learn, and we still disagree, maybe it is because we have different priorities; we give different weight to the same factors.
Terrie E. Taylor

While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let's Eliminate Malaria Deaths

Terrie E. Taylor | July 28, 2015 | Health News
The malaria parasite is a formidable and wily foe. It has become deeply entrenched, and bobs and weaves through both its hosts -- man and mosquito -- with impunity. Within minutes of its injection into the skin by the bite of a female mosquito, it vanishes into the liver, becoming the proverbial needle in a haystack for seven to 14 days.
Mike Bonin

Safe Havens, Not Sidewalks

Mike Bonin | July 28, 2015 | Los Angeles
This will be challenging. It will cost money and political capital - neither of which is unlimited, and both of which are needed to build permanent supportive housing. But we need more of both.
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

Former Foster Kid: Two Things I Wish They Knew

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | July 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
It would be near impossible to find one who wouldn't be grateful to have an advocate with a strong voice until that foster kid is old enough and brave enough to be her own.
Patrick McCarthy

Despite U.S. Job Growth, Lowest-Income Families Are Left Behind

Patrick McCarthy | July 28, 2015 | Impact
Although new job growth has occurred at all wage levels, it has been disproportionate in low-wage sectors such as retail, food services and some of the lower-wage positions within health and home care.
Jack Leslie

More Than A Personal Journey

Jack Leslie | July 28, 2015 | Impact
I sat there and watched the rapt attention every Kenyan in the arena was giving this man they claimed as one of their own. And I came to understand the extraordinary contribution this president has made to Africa.
Frank A. Weil

A Space Accordian Makes Infinity

Frank A. Weil | July 28, 2015 | Impact
Beware what follows! I have no more right to be thinking, much less writing, these words than the last drunk picked up in Times Square last night. But, I am, possibly, different from that guy because I read the Science Times in the New York Times on June 9th. I doubt they supply the TIMES daily in jail?
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Army Layoffs Mean 40K to Soon Join Civilian Ranks

Colonel David W. Sutherland | July 28, 2015 | Impact
Veterans are not victims, nor should they be perceived as being part of a mysterious underclass. It's simply that they may need to adjust to a world around them that is very different from the military community in areas ranging from language to healthcare choices to employment.
Shanna Belott

The #1 Way Schools Are Failing Our Kids Will Surprise You

Shanna Belott | July 28, 2015 | Impact
The problem is that the law, schools and parents are treating bullying as if it's the beginning of the story, something to react to and treat. And the thinking of far too many school officials is that an occasional assembly is an adequate measure for them to check this issue off their list.
Lauren DeLisa

How Millennials Are Disrupting The Art of Donating

Lauren DeLisa | July 28, 2015 | Impact
Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples?
Jamie Joseph

Spare Capacity: When Landfill Becomes Life Saving

Jamie Joseph | July 28, 2015 | Impact
I've just arrived in the Motherland on a 14 week mission 'solving poverty saves wildlife'. Saving Africa's elephants and rhinos from extinction is as much about humans as it is about animals.
Colleen Haggerty

Special Olympics Redefined My Concept of Sports, and Shattered a Few Assumptions Too

Colleen Haggerty | July 28, 2015 | Sports
As an athlete my entire life, a true tomboy growing up, I thought I understood the draw of sports. But it wasn't until I spent a few days with Special Olympics athletes that I realized just how powerful -- and empowering -- sports can truly be.
Ben Hecht

Change Isn't the Greatest Political Challenge, Sustaining It Is

Ben Hecht | July 28, 2015 | Impact
In my mind, this is a clear and powerful articulation of the elements critical to enabling cities to deal with our society's most intractable problems by thinking outside of the box.
Winnie Byanyima

Addis Financing for Development Conference Failed in Many Ways, But the Fight for Tax Justice Continues

Winnie Byanyima | July 28, 2015 | Impact
Oxfam went to the UN's Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa with the sincere hope that the governments of the world would take the bold steps necessary to rebalance the global development financing system. Instead, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda only confirms that the rules of the game remain the same.
Carol Smaldino

Where Did Your Food Come From? And your Cat's: A Look at Killing on the Seas

Carol Smaldino | July 28, 2015 | Impact
It is so easy to disassociate the process from the products, and the way things are made from their price and availability. Most of us may have a hunch that we might have to stop buying those brands we have come to depend on.
Wayne Pacelle

Nepalese Organizers Announce an End to the World's Bloodiest Animal Sacrifice Spectacle

Wayne Pacelle | July 28, 2015 | Green
Today, I have extraordinary and unexpected news: Humane Society International/India and Animal Welfare Network Nepal announce that all animal sacrifice has been banned indefinitely at Gadhimai. This is yet another amazing development for animals this year.
HooplaHa

WATCH: Ex-NBA Player Goes From Addict to Inspiration

HooplaHa | July 28, 2015 | Sports
To NBA fans, Chris Herren looked like he had it all. Money, fame and a gorgeous family. However, his life away from the bright lights of the NBA court was ridden with addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Adrian Brito

PREPA Must Abandon Its Dependency on Heavy Oil for the Sake of the Puerto Rican Economy

Adrian Brito | July 28, 2015 | Politics
Puerto Rico's economic crisis is nothing to laugh about. Drawing comparisons to Greece and Detroit could be illustrative, but the context of Puerto Rico's case is far different. Neither Detroit nor Greece has a state monopoly over energy responsible for a significant portion of their debt.
Gillian Caldwell

New Job, New Country, Lots of Exciting Challenges

Gillian Caldwell | July 28, 2015 | Green
There aren't many organizations, if any, that we would uproot our family for. But this feels like the move I have been seeking for a couple of years now; the right opportunity leading the right organization at the right time in its growth.
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