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Don McNay

Autism and My Grandson's First Swim

Don McNay | Posted May 20, 2012

O, I believe, fate smiled and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able.

-Natalie Merchant

My 11-year-old grandson took his first trip off the diving board tonight. Two weeks previously, he couldn't swim at all.

Seeing an 11-year-old...

Joy Phumaphi

Hope for Women and Girls

Joy Phumaphi | Posted May 20, 2012

As representatives of the World Health Organization Member States arrive in Geneva this week for the 65th World Health Assembly, I feel a cautious optimism about the future, and the future health of Africa.

With two female heads of state in Africa - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia and...

Mathieu Young

Prey Lang: A Forest on the Brink of Destruction (PHOTOS)

Mathieu Young | Posted May 21, 2012

The forests of Cambodia, which the World Bank previously called its "most developmentally important natural resource," are being destroyed at an alarming rate, and to the financial benefit of the ruling elite. Global Witness calls Cambodia a 'country for sale', and according to a recent USAID...

Joel John Roberts

Charity Impossible: Do America's Charities Need Rescuing?

Joel John Roberts | Posted May 20, 2012

Robert Irvine charges in like a bull in a fine dining establishment, except the restaurant in need of rescuing is typically failing, and certainly not fine. His television show on Food Network displays Irvine's talent in reviving dying eateries, with a change of interiors, menu, branding, and of course,...

Tom Weis

Rocket Trike Diaries: Week 7

Tom Weis | Posted May 20, 2012

Welcome to Rocket Trike Diaries -- a 10 week video tour of the 2011 "Ride for Renewables: No Tar Sands Oil On American Soil!" Join Renewable Rider Tom Weis as he pedals his rocket trike 2,150 miles through America's heartland in support of landowners fighting TransCanada's toxic Keystone XL tar...

Dr. Rekha Mehra

G(irls) 20 Summit: Catching Up With Women Farmers

Dr. Rekha Mehra | Posted May 20, 2012

We step out of the dimly-lit meeting room into the cheerful hubbub outside. We are in a village in western Tanzania, not far from Lake Malawi, among small-scale farmers. Young women and men are crowded around the back of the pick-up truck. Small children run in and out of the...