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Boyan Slat’s Giant Ocean Trash Collector

Who is Boyan Slat? Boyan Slat is 20 years old. At the age of only 18, he appeared before investors for a TED talk and introduced himself as one of the “children” to whom the previous generation has left the task of cleaning up the planet. And with a small chuckle, Slat proceeded to wow… Read more »

prevent disease

Saving Lives with a Simple Dot

Combating iodine deficiency with a dot 500 million women live in India and the overwhelming majority of them suffer from life-threatening diseases. Approximately 70 million Indians suffer from disorders related to iodine deficiency. Iodine is vital to proper functioning of the thyroid. Impairment of the thyroid leads to a number of health issues including cognitive… Read more »

Baby with Albnism lying down right next to an African baby

White Ebony–Focusing the World on the Albinos of the Congo

Albinism is a genetic disease that results in lack of pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair due to a defect in the production of melanin. This lack of pigmentation makes albinos more vulnerable to diseases such as cancer, as well as causing vision problems and high sensitivity to the sun. Even more troubling, in… Read more »

E-books Ghana

Books on Wheels Goes High-Tech

Books on Wheels Goes High-Tech Literacy is one of the keys to success in life, no matter where you are in the world. It has been proven that countries with the lowest literacy rates consistently have the poorest, unhealthiest and most conflict-ridden societies. For this reason, for decades there has been enormous funds invested in… Read more »

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Want to Save the Planet? Invest in an Inner-City Neighborhood

A new way to be a “green” investor It is no secret: fossil fuels are bad for the environment. Just about every day there is a new study confirming the link between carbon emissions and dangerous global climate change. Many environmentalists have taken the step of putting their money where their mouth is and are… Read more »

Smart Home Technology for Seniors

Smart Home Technology for Seniors

New technology to keep seniors living safely at home In 2010 there were reportedly 40.3 million people over the age of 65, 13.5% of the total population in the US. The baby boom generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) numbers more than 75 million and their ranks will considerably swell the retirement population in… Read more »

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Meet Jonathan Pitre – the Butterfly Child

Jonathan Pitre is 14 years old. He was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Since his birth, Jonathan has not known a day, or even a moment, without pain. But, Jonathan’s story is not about his pain, and once you meet him you will be forever transformed. Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease that interferes… Read more »

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What Happens When You Put Together the Latest in Solar Technology Training With the Newest Class of Military Veterans?

Vivint Solar Grabs the First Class of Graduates from the New Solar Energy Training Camp Vivint Solar, headquartered in Utah, provides all the tools necessary to help homeowners design or retrofit their homes to be solar energy reliant. Services include everything from designing individualized energy-efficient systems, to installation, to long-term maintenance. The mission of the… Read more »

the photographers gallery

The Photographers’ Gallery

For lovers of fine art photography, as well as artists seeking maximum exposure for their work, the Photographers’ Gallery in London is the place to be. Founded in 1971, the Photographers’ Gallery was the first art gallery devoted solely to photography. In the decades since then, Photographers’ Gallery has succeeded in elevating photography to a… Read more »

posting to the net

How One Viral Tweet Has Turned the Table on Bullies

Sean—Dancing Man, as he is affectionately known throughout the world—is a Londoner who was simply enjoying himself at a concert. Dancing carefree, Sean caught the eyes of a cameraman and his buddy who began laughing at him, at which point Sean stopped dancing and looked down to the floor dejectedly. The cameraman snapped a photo… Read more »

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  • a plastic duck floating on a dirty water

    Boyan Slat’s Giant Ocean Trash Collector

    Who is Boyan Slat? Boyan Slat is 20 years old. At the age of only 18, he appeared before investors for a TED talk and introduced himself as one of the “children” to whom the previous generation has left the task of cleaning up the planet. And with a small chuckle, Slat proceeded to wow… Read more »

  • prevent disease

    Saving Lives with a Simple Dot

    Combating iodine deficiency with a dot 500 million women live in India and the overwhelming majority of them suffer from life-threatening diseases. Approximately 70 million Indians suffer from disorders related to iodine deficiency. Iodine is vital to proper functioning of the thyroid. Impairment of the thyroid leads to a number of health issues including cognitive… Read more »

  • Baby with Albnism lying down right next to an African baby

    White Ebony–Focusing the World on the Albinos of the Congo

    Albinism is a genetic disease that results in lack of pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair due to a defect in the production of melanin. This lack of pigmentation makes albinos more vulnerable to diseases such as cancer, as well as causing vision problems and high sensitivity to the sun. Even more troubling, in… Read more »

  • E-books Ghana

    Books on Wheels Goes High-Tech

    Books on Wheels Goes High-Tech Literacy is one of the keys to success in life, no matter where you are in the world. It has been proven that countries with the lowest literacy rates consistently have the poorest, unhealthiest and most conflict-ridden societies. For this reason, for decades there has been enormous funds invested in… Read more »

  • green_light

    Want to Save the Planet? Invest in an Inner-City Neighborhood

    A new way to be a “green” investor It is no secret: fossil fuels are bad for the environment. Just about every day there is a new study confirming the link between carbon emissions and dangerous global climate change. Many environmentalists have taken the step of putting their money where their mouth is and are… Read more »

  • Smart Home Technology for Seniors

    Smart Home Technology for Seniors

    New technology to keep seniors living safely at home In 2010 there were reportedly 40.3 million people over the age of 65, 13.5% of the total population in the US. The baby boom generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) numbers more than 75 million and their ranks will considerably swell the retirement population in… Read more »

  • curing kids

    Meet Jonathan Pitre – the Butterfly Child

    Jonathan Pitre is 14 years old. He was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Since his birth, Jonathan has not known a day, or even a moment, without pain. But, Jonathan’s story is not about his pain, and once you meet him you will be forever transformed. Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease that interferes… Read more »

  • solar technology

    What Happens When You Put Together the Latest in Solar Technology Training With the Newest Class of Military Veterans?

    Vivint Solar Grabs the First Class of Graduates from the New Solar Energy Training Camp Vivint Solar, headquartered in Utah, provides all the tools necessary to help homeowners design or retrofit their homes to be solar energy reliant. Services include everything from designing individualized energy-efficient systems, to installation, to long-term maintenance. The mission of the… Read more »

  • the photographers gallery

    The Photographers’ Gallery

    For lovers of fine art photography, as well as artists seeking maximum exposure for their work, the Photographers’ Gallery in London is the place to be. Founded in 1971, the Photographers’ Gallery was the first art gallery devoted solely to photography. In the decades since then, Photographers’ Gallery has succeeded in elevating photography to a… Read more »