Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...
The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head...
A growing body of evidence suggests that social protection measures -- with cash grants leading the way -- are, in fact, an innovative, efficient way of reducing poverty. Are they the most effective? Perhaps. What's certainly clear is that, far from being a cost, they have become an investment.
It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing in recent memory.
There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.
There's no doubt that the biggest threat to penguins are humans. From destroying habitats to spilling oil, we do not make life easy for these resilient birds.
The greatest threat to wildlife is the belief that someone else will save it. Right now, in this generation, we can, and we must do more.
Yes, Ebola is scary, there isn't a cure, and people are dying. But Africa shouldn't provoke an instantaneous association with Ebola, because Africa is not a country -- it's the world's second largest continent, home to 15 percent of the planet's population, and a hell of a lot more than disease.
If we acknowledge that "white" and "black" people do not exist, then we will accept what really exists: African Americans, Polish Americans, Japanese Americans, Indian Americans, Mexican Americans and the other Americans who reside outside the crude terms of "black" and "white."
On a personal note, the past 10 years was about the joys of working as a yoga and meditation teacher at UCLA and saving for my journey to South Africa.
If we had not taken the time to have our ambassadors deliver lights in person, taking the time to get to know the families and communities, we would have lost something. This was only possible through the human interaction.
Being born into poverty is more than just the circumstance of not having enough money to buy food or other material items, it is about not understanding why a clear glass of water can cause a child to die of diarrhea or why disease is not caused by spirits.
You're beautiful and you will always be my baby. I love you more than you will ever know, and the bond we share can never be replaced.
Having climbed Everest and crossed both polar ice-caps, Ranulph Fiennes is the greatest explorer of our time. The intrepid traveller talks to Jacada about his incredible journeys across the globe.
Whether it's the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to explore more.
While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.