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Time to Celebrate the Bravest of the Brave: Orphans

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

The UN AIDS agency estimates there are 132 million orphans -- children younger than 18 who have one parent dead. Thirteen million have neither parent alive.

Mary Did Not Have a Great "Day of the Girl Child"

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Rebecca Tinsley

The International Day of the Girl Child is on a par with the worthy treaties some world leaders sign and then fail to implement. 190 governments have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Children.

Not Fade Away: Rejecting a Quieter Life Keeps You Thriving

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Rebecca Tinsley

Retirement may be bad for you, a recent report suggests, but throwing yourself into meaningful pro-bono work offers a path to fulfilment and continuing vitality.

Joseph Kony's Legacy

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Rebecca Tinsley

The UN estimates more than 30,000 children were abducted and forced to become soldiers in Kony's militia. We interviewed survivors: a young woman, kidnapped when she was eight, forced to cut the head off a little boy who was her neighbor and then carry his head around all day.