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Ebay Founder Commits Another $50 Million To Fight Global Slavery

Reuters | Robbie Couch | November 19, 2014 | Impact
(Adds previous donation) LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday. Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe, according...

Obama Signs Bipartisan Bill To Revamp Federal Child Care Aid

AP | Shadee Ashtari | November 19, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federally subsidized child care providers will have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers and undergo a yearly inspection under legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Obama said the first revamping of the government's chief child care program in nearly two decades...

University Of California: Increasing Funding Or We'll Raise Tuition

Reuters | Alexandra Svokos | November 19, 2014 | College
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 18 (Reuters) - University of California president Janet Napolitano would back off a proposed tuition hike if the state increases funding by $100 million next year, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a very public battle over higher education in the most populous U.S....

Obama: U.S. Needs To Bring Schools Into 21st Century

AP | Shadee Ashtari | November 19, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually every American student within a few years to help them compete with counterparts in countries who already use technology to help them learn. "One of the things...

The Rich Earn This Much Money While Going Number 2. Here's Why We All Should Give A Crap

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | November 19, 2014 | Impact
Bill Gates makes $249,435 every time he goes No. 2. Well, that's according to the team at Rehab Studio. In order to raise awareness about the importance of World Toilet Day, the technology company launched Give A Crap -- a website that provides the "guestimated crap...

This 17-Year-Old Has Given 45 African Girls An Education By Selling Headbands

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | November 18, 2014 | Impact
About five years ago, Mary Grace Henry of Harrison, New York, asked for a sewing machine for her birthday. She wanted to design and sell headbands to pay for just one African girl's schooling. Now, 11,000 creations later, the 17-year-old has sold enough to give 45 girls living in extreme...

7 Signs You Own Way Too Much Clothing

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | November 18, 2014 | Style
Can you close your dresser drawers?

Tiny Houses For Homeless People Put Roofs Over Heads In Time For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | November 17, 2014 | Impact
Occupy Madison isn't so much focused on bringing down the 1 percent as much as its determined to give those at the bottom a hand up. On Nov. 15, the Wisconsin-based activist group completed construction on three finished houses for homeless residents in the community, according to...

10 Most Affordable Housing Markets In America

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | November 17, 2014 | HuffPost Home
So you're looking to buy a new house. Congratulations! While you're probably going to want to check out schools and make sure the neighborhood is safe, you're also going to want to know -- you know, because -- what neighboring homes are going for. That's where the...

This Jewelry Brand Has Destroyed 40,000 Illegal Weapons Through Its Charitable Giving

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | November 14, 2014 | Impact
Peter Thum saw preteens carrying rifles while he was in Kenya and Tanzania. Disturbed by the sight, the social entrepreneur decided to become a catalyst for change. And to use jewelry to do it. Thum is a co-founder of Fonderie 47 -- a brand of watches, bracelets, rings...

It's Obamacare Season! Here's What You Need To Know To Sign Up

Jeffrey Young | November 14, 2014 | Business
Obamacare enrollment begins again on Saturday, and there's a lot for consumers to figure out. President Barack Obama aims to enroll about 9 million people into private health insurance plans for 2015 through the online exchanges. The federal government and some states, along with a slew of...

Harold Hamm's Ex-Wife Says $1 Billion Divorce Settlement Is Not Enough

AP | Brittany Wong | November 14, 2014 | Divorce
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The ex-wife of multibillionaire energy tycoon Harold Hamm plans to appeal a court ruling that awarded her nearly $1 billion in a divorce settlement, according to her attorney. An Oklahoma County judge awarded $995.4 million this week to Sue Ann Hamm, who was married for more...

Pew Analysis Of Jobs Report Shows That More Young People Are Saying 'No' To The Workforce

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | November 14, 2014 | Fifty
More than 92 million Americans -- 37 percent of the civilian population who are 16 and older -- are not only not working, but they aren't really even looking for jobs. By the government's definition, to sit in the “not in the labor force” category means you haven’t looked for...

Dallas Hospital Where U.S. Ebola Patient Died Setting Up Fund For Victims In West Africa

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | November 13, 2014 | Impact
The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola at a Dallas hospital on Oct. 8, is hoping to use the Liberian national's tragic death to benefit thousands in West Africa. In a statement released Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said it would be honoring Duncan by...

How To Avoid Paying More For Obamacare Next Year

Jeffrey Young | November 13, 2014 | Business
So you signed up for an Obamacare health insurance plan, and you're figuring you'll just keep it next year and skip the hassle of shopping around again. You might want to reconsider -- your wallet may thank you. Consumer advocates and Obamacare officials are urging the more...

College Prices Continue To Creep Up

Alexandra Svokos | November 13, 2014 | College
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday. The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was...

Why It Took So Long For Google And Facebook To Donate Cash To Ebola Fight

Robbie Couch | November 13, 2014 | Impact
Until last week, there was one group largely missing from the list of Ebola donors: Silicon Valley companies. Facebook’s and Google’s donation campaigns arrived months into an outbreak that in early summer had already been deemed “the worst Ebola outbreak in history.” And while their giving initiatives are generous —...

Tim Geithner: The 3 Words That Saved The Euro Were Ad-Libbed

Ben Walsh | November 13, 2014 | Business

13 Stores That Won't Open On Thanksgiving

Kevin Short | November 13, 2014 | Business
"We just like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time."

Only 1 State's College Students Graduate With Less Than $20,000 Of Debt, Report Finds

Tyler Kingkade | November 17, 2014 | College
New Mexico is the only state where the average college student has less than $20,000 of debt when she graduates, a report released Thursday shows. For the class of 2013, seven out of 10 college students nationwide carried some form of education debt when they graduated, according to the ninth...
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