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日本はどれくらい国際社会に貢献している? 2014年気前がよかった国ランキング

(9) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 3:41 AM

先進国の一員として日本はどれくらい国際社会に貢献しているのだろうか?それを知るための指標の一つ、「OECDの開発援助費のデータ」から、2014年に日本がどれくらい国際社会に貢献したかを知ることができる。

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You Can Help Make The World A Little Bit Better Just By Watching A 20-Second Ad

(4) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 9:41 AM

Good news, millennials: You don't need a single penny to fund a cause near and dear to your heart -- a few spare moments and access to the Internet will do just fine.

Goodeed, an online platform that launched its global website on Thursday, allows users to watch...

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Houston Nearly Halves Homeless Population In 4 Years

(308) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 2:00 PM

Any city struggling to house its residents should look no further than Houston for a few pointers.

The number of homeless people residing in shelters or in public spaces in the Houston area has dropped 46 percent in the past four years, according to a new report released...

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「温室効果ガスを出したら、貧しい人にソーラーパネルを設置してね」 カリフォルニアで斬新な環境対策

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 10:34 PM

カリフォルニア州は、低所得の家庭にソーラーパネルを無料で提供する取り組みを進めている。費用を負担するのは温室効果ガスを発生させている企業だ。

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This Corporation Used Its Ad Space To Promote Women Entrepreneurs Instead Of Its Logo

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 6:01 PM

A splash of color is empowering women in Costa Rica.

In the developing Central American country, many women living in rural poverty struggle to make a living, which was why telecommunications firm Claro decided to step in. It loaned its most valuable outdoor advertising space -- rooftop satellite...

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Man Saves 2 Million Babies Donating Blood, Even Though He 'Can't Stand Pain'

(19) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 6:15 PM

"The Man with the Golden Arm" may sound like the name of some superhero in a comic book. But the nickname doesn't belong to someone donning a cape and fighting villains on his down time.

It belongs to 78-year-old James Harrison -- an Australian man who has donated...

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Liberian Schools Affected By Ebola Receive 700,000 Education Kits

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 2:05 PM

Thousands of Liberian schools are being given educational tools in an effort to bolster post-Ebola recovery efforts, UNICEF reported on Monday.

The organization began distributing 700,000 learning and teaching kits to 4,460 schools across the West African country this week, the group said in a...

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FDA Approves Edible Medicine For Kids With HIV That Will Save More Young Lives

(5) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 9:49 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an edible antiretroviral formulation for children who have HIV, UNICEF reported last Friday.

The move will result in increased access to the vital medicine in developing regions and will save more young lives, according to the humanitarian group.

Michel Sidibé,...

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世界では毎年13億トンの食品が捨てられている 売れ残り食品を有効活用する方法とは?

(8) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 9:05 PM

イギリスの大手スーパーマーケットチェーン「Tesco」は、チェーン店のうち10店舗で、これまでは廃棄していた売れ残り食品を女性の避難施設や貧しい家庭の子供向けに朝食を提供する施設に寄付する活動を始めた。

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Hugh Jackman Expands Fair Trade Coffee Efforts, Makes Our Caffeine Buzz So Much Better

(22) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 5:38 PM

Hugh Jackman already has Broadway star, blockbuster superhero and "sexiest man alive" under his belt.

Now, the triple threat is making a bigger name for himself among those who want to empower faraway farmers with their morning cup of joe.

On June 4, Keurig...

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Have A Big, Charitable Heart? Maybe You Belong In These Cities

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 9:30 AM

Cities can make names for themselves based off of lots of things -- delicious pizza, American-made cars and a terrific live music scene, to name a few.

But if any should lay claim to having the best, top-notch nonprofits, Houston reigns supreme.

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Britain's Largest Grocer Is Giving Unsold Food To Those Who Need It

(70) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 6:29 PM

Food waste is becoming less and less acceptable in Western Europe.

Just days after France's parliament voted to stop big grocers from wasting food -- which will lead to the businesses giving to charities or farms instead -- Britain's largest supermarket chain is enacting a plan for a...

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Teen Uses Homemade Prom Dress As Message Board For Girls' Rights

(39) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 6:25 PM

Instead of dropping hundreds of dollars on a dress to celebrate one evening, Erinne Paisley thought she'd help girls around the world access education instead.

The high schooler wore a handmade dress to prom last month, showcasing a bold message to onlookers when it comes to a person's gender...

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How Twitter Is Helping Close The Gap Between San Francisco's Rich And Poor

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 4:28 PM

Twitter's latest move empowering underserved San Franciscans definitely deserves a retweet.

The tech giant opened NeighborNest -- a $3 million learning center connecting impoverished locals to tech education -- located just steps away from Twitter's headquarters, on May 20, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Partnered with local...

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More Billionaires Agree To Give Away At Least Half Their Wealth To Charity

(318) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 6:01 PM

Another round of billionaire business leaders have committed to giving away a significant portion of their wealth to charitable causes.

Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of yogurt brand Chobani, and Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell and his wife, Kim, are among 10 new additions joining the Giving Pledge -- an effort...

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#DropAndGiveMe10 Viral Pushup Charity Challenge Raises Money For Military Families

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 5:48 PM

You don't need ice or a bucket to take part in the latest charitable challenge gone viral. The only prerequisite is a desire to help families of fallen men and women in uniform.

And some upper-body strength.

The #DropAndGiveMe10 challenge is heating up online, asking participants to...

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St. Louis Rams Put On Homeless Disguise, Panhandle Outside Stadium They Usually Play In

(19) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 3:32 PM

William Hayes and Chris Long are accustomed to playing football inside the Edward Jones Dome.

Panhandling outside of it? Not so much.

That's what the best friends and defensive ends on the St. Louis Rams were doing this past March, though, dressed in a disguise of secondhand clothing...

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This Comic Strip Nails Why Poor Americans Aren't Just 'Asking For Handouts'

(404) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 9:27 AM

America's poor don't have it easy.

They're subjected to a range of false stereotypes: They're accused of being lazy and of abusing drugs, among others. Researcher Paul C. Gorski examined these perceptions in his 2013 book, “Reaching and Teaching Students in...

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Bill Clinton Says He's Ebola-Free After Annual Africa Trip, Raises Awareness For Issue

(11) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 6:14 PM

Bill Clinton used his time at the podium on Thursday to stump for improved health infrastructures in the developing world -- and to assure the crowd he's healthy.

"This morning, I'm officially Ebola-free," Clinton said during a speech at the United Nations' Economic and Social Council Partnership Forum,...

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California Is Giving Poor Residents Solar Energy Using Polluting Companies' Dollars

(64) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 5:09 PM

California's fight against global warming is providing green energy to low-income residents -- and polluting companies are footing the bill.

As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, about $14.7 million raised from the Golden State's cap and trade system is going toward an initiative by nonprofit Grid...

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