The Big Push ,
Researchers have created another model of a genetically modified mosquito that could help stop the insect from spreading malaria, according to a press release from the University of California, Irvine. To create the model, Anthony James and his colleagues studied the molecular components in the immune systems of...
Kanye West Foundation,
These days, it seems every celebrity has a charity. Whether it’s born out of the goodness of their hearts, or a need for image rehabilitation, it seems there’s not a star in Hollywood who can walk a red carpet without mentioning his or her own, personal charitable foundation. ...
It's a standard of all handwashing posters no matter how elaborate or simple: Wet the hands, use soap, lather, rinse and dry. For many, these posters are an unnecessary reminder of what is already known and a waste of paper. But, these posters do more than jog memories: they offer...
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society,
Sea Shepherd Activists,
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society,
Sea Shepherd Paul Watson,
Sea Shepherd Video,
In this edition of "You've Got," "Whale Wars" stars Shannon Mann and Chad Halstead discuss their work with the ocean conservancy organization Sea Shepherd. The group, according to their website, aims "to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to...
WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama held her first-ever book signing Tuesday at a Barnes & Noble store in downtown Washington for "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America." The first lady's well-received book is a guide to gardening as a...
A humanitarian crisis looms in Africa's Sahel region, as drought, war, a food shortage and government corruption have the populations of this sub-Saharan swath braced for disaster. The U.N. estimates that about 18 million people could be affected in nine countries, from Senegal in the West to Chad...
AFSP San Francisco,
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention,
Out Of The Darkness,
Out Of The Darkness 2012,
Out Of The Darkness San Francisco,
Out Of The Darkness Sf,
Suicide Bay Bridge,
Suicide Golden Gate Bridge,
Suicide Prevention Bay Bridge,
Suicide Prevention Golden Gate Bridge,
Suicide Prevention San Francisco,
Suicide Prevention Sf,
Suicide San Francisco,
San Francisco News
SAN FRANCISCO -- At the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary last month, tens of thousands of participants gathered on Crissy Field and the Marina Green for day-long celebrations, music and dancing and a dazzling nighttime firework show. But on a quiet set of steps beneath the iconic span...
Florida National Cemetery,
The Dignified Burial Of Veterans Act,
World War II Veteran,
When a World War II veteran died without any loved ones to lay him to rest, he was buried in a cardboard box -- a discovery that has incited Congress to ensure every service member gets a dignified funeral. Lawrence Davis Jr. died alone in 2004 and...
A few good men from the U.S. Navy came to a widow's aid to give her husband a proper burial in San Diego last week. When Kenneth Nosik, 26 years old and just out of the Navy, died after suffering from a seizure, nobody in his family could...
The Millennial generation was recently blasted for being a fame-obsessed group that doesn’t care about giving back to its community, but a new study concludes that those in their 20s and 30s actually put charity high up on their priority list. According to the recent Millennial Impact...
UK Film Blockbusters,
UK Entertainment News
The last couple of weeks have seen blockbusters of varying budgets hit our screens. Prometheus, Ridley Scott's vast epic "in the same universe as Alien", explores the possibility that mankind's origins deserted Earth through their own volition - reasons to be discovered, perhaps, in the tantalisingly hinted-at sequel -...
University Of California,
Most Lgbt-Friendly Colleges,
For people in the LGBT community heading to college, a welcoming campus is a high priority. The good news is Campus Pride has done in-depth reviews of more than 300 campuses throughout the country and rated them on their LGBT-friendliness. Campus Pride rates the colleges based on more...
By Mark Stryker One of Detroit's most venerable arts institutions and one of the city's burgeoning grassroots arts projects have received grants totaling more than $500,000 from ArtPlace, a national coalition of foundations, banks and federal agencies. To be announced today, the grants include $268,500 to the Detroit Institute of...
Petra Nemcova Happy Hearts Fund,
Petra Nemcova Haiti,
President Michel Martelly,
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe,
Supermodel Petra Nemcova,
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Supermodel Petra Nemcova has been named ambassador at large for Haiti because of the charity work she's done through her nonprofit group the Happy Hearts Fund. The Czech Republic citizen received the honor at a private ceremony at Haiti's National Palace on Friday with President Michel Martelly...
Last week, we heard from Quinn Bradlee, CEO of FriendsOfQuinn.com, an online information hub and social platform for young adults with learning disabilities, or as he likes to call them, learning differences (LD). He says FriendsOfQuinn is the "only social website" for people with LD, and he recently relaunched the site to foster more connection between people with LD and their friends and family members. In a quest to help empower other people with LD to open up about their stories, FriendsOfQuinn is sharing a series of videos, including the clip above of Sam, a 22-year-old from Minneapolis with Asperger's syndrome. After being misdiagnosed multiple times during childhood, Sam struggled with school, social interactions and conversation. What he's learned about his behavior over the years informs his outlook on the world today, he says. "It's hard to tell where the collection of traits that are defined as Asperger's syndrome end and the rest of my personality begins," he says. But learning differently hasn't kept Sam from pursuing his dream of cooking professionally. Today, he works as a chef in a Minneapolis restaurant. Check out the video above to hear...
North Korea Children Hunger,
North Korea Deprivation,
North Korea Famine,
North Korea Famine Children,
North Korea Hunger,
PYONGYANG, North Korea — Millions of North Korean children are not getting the food, medicine or health care they need to develop physically or mentally, leaving many stunted and malnourished, the United Nations said Tuesday. Nearly a third of children under age 5 show signs of stunting, particularly in rural...