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Pearson (Mis)Education: Walking Dead?

Alan Singer | Posted 02.06.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

In the Age of Trump we cannot lose track that there are many old and dangerous villains still out there. American children and Third World countries n...

How One Charity Is Using Every Penny They Raise to Increase Access to Clean Water

Quora | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact

What are some of the best things charity: water has done in the last ten years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where com...

What Are the Most Promising Developments in Bringing Clean Water to More People?

Quora | Posted 12.20.2016 | Good News

What are the currently the most promising developments in bringing clean water to more people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ne...

A School For Girls Can Teach Mankind

Women's Rights News | Posted 10.21.2016 | Education
Women's Rights News

By Rory Winston with Photos by Claudia Kovacs (Case study photo series & research provided by the CARE team of photographers) Since the onset of ...

What Is The Future Of The American Middle Class In A World Where Manufacturing Can Be Easily Outsourced?

Quora | Posted 04.01.2017 | Politics

For me the answer about the "American middle class" starts with the recognition that versions of this question are being asked in every single country around the world. Obviously the rich-country version of the question is different from what people are asking in becoming-richer economies in Southeast Asia and Latin America, and in still mainly poor economies in parts of Africa and the Middle East.

Bringing MRI Where It's Needed Most

Lab Notes | Posted 03.18.2017 | Science
Lab Notes

MRIs provide critical early diagnosis of potentially life-threatening injuries, yet their size and cost make them difficult to deploy to hard-to-reach places.

Cambodia and Laos: Hidden Gems in Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang

David Code | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
David Code

"Until I learned English, I felt like a deaf person--surrounded by all these foreigners I couldn't understand," she told me. I knew Christmas in ...

Today's Heroines Are The Brave New Warriors - Leading the Way!

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 12.08.2016 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

When Vogue magazine profiled thirteen women around the world, three of them were Muslim women, and I wanted to share a longer profile of each of them ...

What Will it Take to Move Us to Action?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Kathleen Siddell

We live in a world where most people act after its too late. We look at the mental health of a teenager compelled to shoot kindergarteners after the tragedy. We vow to help a country struggling with disease after millions have died and the disease spreads closer to home.

Greece: Welcome to the Third World and Here Are Some Lessons

Balakrishnan Rajagopal | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Balakrishnan Rajagopal

Greece should welcome this chance to leave the Euro, and recover its monetary sovereignty, which has been lost. It has been unable to climb out of the hole, tethered as it is to the Euro.

Remembering the Marvelous Uruguayan Writer Eduardo Galeano

Danny Postel | Posted 06.21.2015 | Home
Danny Postel

My heart has been heavy since learning over the weekend of the death of the radical and marvelously lyrical Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, whom I had the enormous pleasure of meeting some 20 years ago.

One Of The Most Effective Ways To Fight Hunger In Developing World Is To Build Better Roads: Study

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Billion-dollar investments in basic transport and electricity in developing nations are amon...

Over 85,000 Haitians Are Still Homeless From The 2010 Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact

Five years ago, an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and left unprecedented damage to Haiti's housing infrastructure -- damage that the poore...

What Can NGOs Learn From the West's Response to Ebola?

Nourish International | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

A "Sexy Ebola Costume" is a dumb joke, but it's also part of a broader attitude.

Oral History Puts a Human Face on Global Economy

Rick Ayers | Posted 08.02.2014 | Home
Rick Ayers

A review of: Invisible Hands: Voices From the Global Economy Compiled and edited by Corinne Goria Voice of Witness, McSweeny's Books, 2014 This new a...

Is Singapore the Perfect Country for Our Times?

Andrés Martinez | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Andrés Martinez

Even now, at the height of its success, Singapore doesn't get much love (as opposed to grudging respect) from the legions of foreigners who avail themselves of its First World amenities. It's almost obligatory for Westerners visiting or residing in Singapore to complain about the "sterility" of the place, and joke about the carefully manicured boulevards and the pristine shopping malls, contrasting Singapore unflatteringly to the grittier authenticity and "character" of nearby Cambodia and Vietnam. It's indeed easy to mock Singapore if you haven't lived in a poor country, and it's a form of colonial prejudice to begrudge Singaporeans their lack of Third World "charm." We prefer our tropics to be exotically chaotic, thank you -- not tidier and more efficient than the Swiss. And Singapore's system is highly responsive to its citizenry's needs and desires, without being terribly democratic.

Third World Wisdom Is Vital for Redeveloping a Sustainable Civilization

Rohit Kumar | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Rohit Kumar

The best human civilization possible can only emerge from a synthesis of so-called First and Third World cultures. The First World civilizations have developed technology and science, which have grown from a wonderful cultural sense of appreciation for adventure, risk, and innovation.

The One Thing You Must Do Before You Die: Be an Entrepreneur

Juliet Asante | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Juliet Asante

There is a line in one of Ludacris' song that I really like: "What is a life worth living if it's not on the edge? Why go through life only to arrive ...

Growing Up in Africa, I Couldn't Wait to Get Old

TueNight | Posted 04.12.2014 | Black Voices

Alas, no one wants to get old in America. No one respects the years you have toiled, the adversities you have overcome, the sheer triumph of just being able to make it to the subway station at all, frail, shaking, fragile.

If Anybody Ever Tells You It's Too Expensive To Solve The World's Problems, Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

The world's problems are so staggering that they sometimes feel completely unchangeable. Every day seems to leave more suffering, disease and tragedy ...

Who are the #99Percent? (Answer: They're Us)

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

We have created what is essentially a growing third world inside of our shrinking first world society. These collective issues are the most important events of our last 50 years, and the key challenges of our time.

Googling PEPFAR

Anthony Amore | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Anthony Amore

There are 18 million Google hits for the search term "twerking." Yes, that abomination of a dance move (at least I think that's what it's supposed to be) made forever infamous via a gratuitous and depraved performance by a former Disney starlet. 18 million.

The Remarkable Sister Mark - Technical College Grad is Meeting Dental Needs in Africa

Lee Rasch | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Lee Rasch

For well over a dozen years, thousands of people received dental care from a very remarkable woman in Shisong, Cameroon. In the late 1990s, the Terti...

Mormon Show Paints Africa Down

Ben Barber | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Watching The Book of Mormon recently was an ordeal I had not expected. It's not simply that despite the acclaim it has received -- hailed as greatest...

From Wisconsin to Africa: Technical Education Translates to Lives Saved

Lee Rasch | Posted 09.08.2013 | College
Lee Rasch

Healthcare facilities in Cameroon need much more than staff with medical training. This third world country needs to link clinics isolated by thick ra...