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50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

The World's Largest Intact Volcanic Caldera

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Between two and three million years ago one of the largest mountains in what is now Tanzania collapsed in on itself during a powerful volcanic explosion.

4 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad at 40

Yelena Parker | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Yelena Parker

Big dates make us pause, review where our lives have taken us, reevaluate our priorities and set new goals. For those who do not have children, a change of scenery to clear your head and make a difference for communities in need can help.

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

Hopper.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will have something for you.

'Pay-As-You-Go' Solar Companies Win National Geographic Terra Watt Prize

Justin Guay | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access Just as solar leasing from the likes of Solar...

Why Do More Women Volunteer Abroad Than Men?

Yelena Parker | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Yelena Parker

Why is it that so few men get excited about coming to help local communities in Africa? What are the true motivations for most volunteers? Do women have very different reasons for volunteering abroad from men?

"Karibu:" Inclusion in a Word

Farah Mawani | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Farah Mawani

I often find it hard to express complex and intense emotions in words. But the word "Karibu" says so much. It captures the heart of Tanzanian and broader East African culture.

A New Paradigm for Global Health Research: Local Needs, Local Teams

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

The level of collaboration and incorporation of local voices in global health as it stands today is far too low. The unfulfilled promise of the past few decades of global health research must be recognized and corrected for with a willingness to explore new models.

The Trauma That Followed My Surprise Pregnancy

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

I gave birth to a healthy, incredible baby girl two weeks after we discovered I was pregnant. It was lucky, and a blessing, to have everything turn out so well. But as many mothers know, the journey did not end there.

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

mFistula: A Mobile-Based Film and Advocacy Initiative to Help End Obstetric Fistula

Lisa Russell | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Regardless of the location, there are countless fistula stories about women who live in extremely remote areas or are too poor to afford the transportation to a facility where free services are available. They are left living their entire lives in physical and social discomfort.

5 Amazing Lesser-Known African Wonders You Have to See [PHOTOS]

Susan Portnoy | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

If you swoon over baby animals, the southern Serengeti in February is the place to be.

Shame, School and Our Girls

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

Investing in women is not a luxury; it is important for human rights, for progress, for a country's success.

Why I Travel

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Molly Sprayregen

I turned to my dad, the fellow adventurer in the family, who was leaning over me to see. "We're climbing that," I told him, and two years later, I am packing up my duffel to head back and make the climb.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 10 Things I Would Do Differently

Tim Ward | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Tim Ward

6. Brought more chocolate and power bars.

UN Millennium Development Targets for Water and Sanitation Will Expire in 2015... So What's Next?

Mackenzie Klema | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Mackenzie Klema

While there is a role for international financial institutions and the private sector in the fight for clean water, there is no justification for international agencies and corporations to continue promoting water privatization.

Africa... The Seat of Life Makes Strong Cinema

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

Tanzania: A Journey Within is a touching film about friendship and personal growth through an understanding of the humanity we all share... in times of pleasure and pain

The Art of Y(vonne) Sangudi: The Next Great Songstress

Alex Schattner | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

Exclusive: Yvonne Sangudi is a world-class singer, just ask former first lady Laura Bush, President Kikwete (Tanzania), or President Sirleaf (Liber...

The Affirmation of the Serengeti

Steve Zack | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

The culture of the Maasai is also fundamental to the Serengeti. They tend livestock for sustenance and so for centuries have coexisted with the big mammals of East Africa without greatly exploiting them.

Are Genetically Modified Crops Good for Sub-Saharan Africa? An Overview

April Zhu | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
April Zhu

The model itself is complex, incorporating the activities of multiple countries and goods, but the concept is simple: If all else remains equal, how much more money can we expect sub-Saharan Africans to make if they just switched to GM?

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

The Color of Volunteers' Skin Isn't the Problem: It's Their Attitude

Bekka Ross Russell | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Bekka Ross Russell

It's easy for 'voluntourism' to seem like a dirty word, and there is a very fine line between a genuinely helpful and mutually beneficial experience and one that, at best, has little to no impact.

Zebra Courage

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Group mentality isn't about putting on a pretty spectacle though, it's about staying safe in the midst of cunning predators. But if you're inclined to think zebras are just a bunch of 'nervous Nancys,' well, you're half right.

TB: Out From the Shadows

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Katherine Marshall

It is reassuring to see a new determination to bring the very modern scourge of TB out of the shadows. But neglecting the real potential for faith engagement in the effort is a mistake. It is an engagement with an ancient history and a modern face, one that can bring out the best that faith communities have to offer.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" And A Dirt Road in Tanzania

Pippa Biddle | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
Pippa Biddle

This young girl whose parents struggled to scrape together the funds to send her to school and who works in the fields when she isn't studying to become a doctor, had made me a necklace and brought me the very t-shirt she had been wearing the day before as gifts.