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Africa's 'Light Bulb Moment' and its Lead Role in the Global Renewable Energy Transformation

Bob Geldof | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Bob Geldof

But Africa's energy deficit is not only a scandal. It also presents an enormous opportunity, and one that offers a triple dividend -- reducing poverty in Africa, promoting economic prosperity and safeguarding the sustainability of our planet.

The Mindfulness Summit -- You're Invited

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

Two 30-something Australians have decided to throw a mindfulness party for the world. It starts Oct. 1, lasts all month and costs nothing. They ca...

Betting on Better Data

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

To close the gap, we first need to understand why progress has stalled. Better data collection can unlock those answers, and help us find new ways to maximize donor investments in vaccines.

Andrew Lord

Adidas Created A Shoe That Is Literally Made Out Of Trash | Andrew Lord | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business

Recycled ocean trash sneakers might be the new Air Jordans. German apparel giant Adidas has created a prototype for a sustainable new shoe made al...

Safeguarding the Well-Being of Children

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was set up by the United Nations to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.

It's Scandalous That 31 Million Girls Receive No Education

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Mariéme Jamme

We are still not doing enough to close the gender gap; it is girls in rural areas who will be the last to go school. The harsh reality is we cannot talk about the prosperity of women and girls in Africa if we don't tackle the reasons girls are discriminated against and made vulnerable to exploitation in the first place.

As We Mark International Women's Day 2015, Girls Stand #UpForSchool

Sarah Brown | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Sarah Brown

Once again, International Women's Day gives us the chance to refocus the world's attention on giving every girl their rightful place in school.

Best Of British: Irrefutable Reasons To Be Proud Of UK Aid

James Whiting | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
James Whiting

When Britain is congratulated for doing something extraordinary you want to hear what it is we've done... Mr Gates robustly applauded the UK's historic contributions to global health through its strong commitment to overseas aid. This can be seen with the UK's current response to the Ebola crisis. But he particularly highlighted the UK's remarkable contribution to the huge progress made in tackling malaria - the oldest and deadliest disease - which in the past 15 years has seen child deaths cut in half and over three million young lives saved.

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

I went back to the data to uncover the kinds of things that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid in order to keep themselves calm, content, and in control.

Wish You Weren't Here: Wildlife Tourist Attractions To Avoid

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neil D’Cruze

More often than not, tourists are entirely unaware of the cruelty that goes on behind the scenes. So to help you to be a responsible, wild animal friendly tourist, here is a list of some of the cruellest types of attractions, to be avoided at all costs.

Furthering the Fight Against Poverty

Sergio Ermotti | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Sergio Ermotti

While government clearly plays the major role in fighting poverty through policies on things such as education, tax and trade; business creates the wealth that matters.


Patricia Rust | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

MGW! Model -- Genius -- Whatever Think it's impossible to be brilliant and look fabulous? Think again! There is so much pressure to look good and ...

7 Myths About Homeless People Debunked

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

Homelessness is on the rise in cities across the country, although there are many aspects of it that are changing. Field workers and homeless advocate...

April Is Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.

Fostering Female Social Entrepreneurs

Nusha Balyan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Nusha Balyan

Financing can be "a poisoned gift. You really need to spend a lot of time in mentoring [women] and make sure they understand how they're going to make that money back."

Justin Bieber Reportedly Calls Fan 'Beached Whale' When He Is Actually a Massive 'Moby Dick'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Tony Posnanski

Celebrities cry bullying all the time from the media. They forget how they got to be famous in the first place. They think the media is hard on them, but they do not realize comments or actions they do in the first place to get publicity. Next time when you cry bullying Beebs -- look in the mirror.

We Can't Rest

Annie Lennox | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Annie Lennox

We can't rest until we stop all children from being infected with HIV and orphaned because their mothers don't get the care they need. With the clock ticking towards the end of the Millennium Development Goals, we need to raise awareness.

One Small Step for You: A Look Into the Slumdog Children Across the World

Hillary Kaylor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Hillary Kaylor

You walk from place to space, your shoes carrying you all the way. Protected and safe. But what if they took you somewhere else? To a prison, to a war zone, into a burning garbage dump?

Homeless Youth Profiled On UK Company's Cardboard Boxes

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact

One UK company is thinking outside of the box when it comes to helping homeless youth. Advertising group Publicis and its charity client, Depaul UK...

Turning The Tide On Workplace Drinking

Lauren Booker | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Booker

Alcohol Concern's recent survey of MPs revealed that a quarter of them believe there is an unhealthy drinking culture in parliament. Not surprising, really. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but many of us don't realise that relatively low levels of consumption can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing.

Charity Shopping: Six Tips On How To Unearth Hidden Gems

Hannah Shuckburgh | Posted 06.21.2013 | Home
Hannah Shuckburgh

In 20 years of dedicated thrifting, I can say with complete confidence that I have never knowingly passed a charity shop without going in. I often miss trains and am late for lunch dates because I've happened upon a British Heart Foundation. I just can't help myself. I am obsessed.

Giving Shouldn't Be Confined To One Day A Year

Dan Corry | Posted 05.14.2013 | UK
Dan Corry

We like to think of ourselves as a generous nation in the UK - especially with the success of our national fundraising appeals like Red Nose Day and Children in Need. There is a lot of visible giving in this country, from high-street charity shops to fun runs and sponsored stunts. But actually, the culture of giving in the UK is not as strong as we think.

Girl Rising: A Better Life Begins in School

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

If one thing was made clear by the scale of the recent anti-child slavery demonstration of 200,000 young people in the Burmese capital Rangoon, it is that regimes can repress for a time but they cannot maintain their repression indefinitely. The marches show that while children may disappear one by one into slavery, sold off by relatives or neighbours, becoming in effect invisible people - the victims' cries for help cannot be silenced forever, and eventually the truth will out.

Haiti and the Danger of a Single Story

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

The best, most cost-effective model of integrated HIV care, training and research I've ever seen is Haitian.

It's Up to Us to Deliver for Malala

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala's plight has unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of public support. Now all of us must make that support count -- and deliver on the cause she has been fighting for -- her dream of education for every child.