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Furthering the Fight Against Poverty

Sergio Ermotti | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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.

MGW!

Patricia Rust | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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 06.06.2013 | 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 | Mydaily
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.

A Tribute to Katie Couric - Bust a Move, Katie!

Karen Fitzgerald | Posted 10.10.2012 | Celebrity
Karen Fitzgerald

I was delighted to be a guest in the first audience for her new talk show. Katie's changing it up again. She's a risk-taker, a woman after my own heart. She's stepping into her own spotlight and she was terrific... witty, intelligent, down-to-earth.

Helping Africa's Sahel Region Before Crisis Hits: What You Can Do

Jessica Prois | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Jessica Prois

To call attention to the developing crisis in the Sahel we're asking our readers to road-test a new social-network platform called Thunderclap, which allows people to send one uniform message, either by tweet or via a post to other social networks, like Facebook.

Could You Live On $1.50 A Day?

Charlotte Dando | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Charlotte Dando

We believe that the time to take action is now. We are inspired by our faith to take action.

Malaria: A Dickens Of A Disease

Tony Blair | Posted 06.24.2012 | Religion
Tony Blair

Faith leaders through the authority they hold, and the outreach and networks of their communities, can be powerful influences for the good in public health.

My Journey Of Discovery In Ghana With Malaria No More UK

Aloe Blacc | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home
Aloe Blacc

Until a few weeks ago the thought of getting malaria had never crossed my mind as I'm fortunate to live in a US city where malaria is not a problem. Even when I travel to tropical areas like my parents' home country of Panama where mosquitoes eat me alive, I'm not worried as malaria is no longer present in that part of the country. This is a stark contrast to my recent trip with Malaria No More UK to Ghana, West Africa, where malaria affects the entire population of 24 million people and is a leading cause of death amongst young children. The charity has released a short film today about my trip - I went to learn as much as I could about malaria and the work happening to make sure every home in the country has a mosquito net by the end of this year.

Education Without Borders

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.17.2012 | Education
Gordon Brown

Every child has a right to an education. Yet millions of children are living in countries where that right is systematically violated as a result of armed conflict.

Cuts To Global Aid Are Unjustified - Even In The Current Climate

Dr David McNair | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Dr David McNair

New figures from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that global aid fell in 2011 for the first time in 14 years. The cut of nearly 3% will impede progress in reducing poverty and cost children's lives.

WATCH LIVE: Arianna On Social Entrepreneurship At Skoll World Forum

skollworldforum.org | Posted 03.30.2012 | Impact

With the Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship well under way, the world will now get to meet the innovators who are tackling the most pressin...

Joseph Kony's Legacy

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Rebecca Tinsley

The UN estimates more than 30,000 children were abducted and forced to become soldiers in Kony's militia. We interviewed survivors: a young woman, kidnapped when she was eight, forced to cut the head off a little boy who was her neighbor and then carry his head around all day.

Sorry Ron Paul, "End the Fed" Is Just Another Republican Plan to Help the Financial Sector and Hurt Everyone Else

Kyle Victor | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Kyle Victor

Many liberals, myself included, have long harbored some sympathy for Ron Paul. I suspect that this is not only because of his refusal to follow the neo-conservatives on issues like civil liberties, but also because the man, like a squirrel, has always seemed so very harmless.