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Little French Books—Helping Impoverished Haitian Students Succeed

Haiti is a poor country. Basic services are in short supply. Families do not have food to eat. The thought of a well-stocked school or public library or books in the home is a dream. But, for students at St. Gabriel’s the dream has come true. Crossing the language barrier Haitians speak Creole, and this… Read more »

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Millions of Plastic Balls May Be the Answer to California’s Epic Drought

By Meredith Ansell It looks like a child’s dream come true, millions of plastic balls, the ultimate playground pit, but these floating balls are on a mission—saving California’s dwindling water supply. Epic drought California has been suffering from its worst drought in recorded history. Upon entering its fifth year, California Governor Brown declared a state… Read more »

How an Innocent Photo Goes Viral and a Boy Gets His Education

We are all familiar with the photo or story that goes viral—meaning one person posts a photo or tweets a story, it is picked up on social media, and within hours it can sail around the world, garnishing millions of hits through shares and reposts. In this case a woman in the Philippines was intrigued… Read more »

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No Money to Send the Kids to Camp?

No Money to Send the Kids to Camp? No problem, on July 13th, 2015 Google launched a totally cool online summer camp for kids aged 7-10. No need to pack and no tuition to pay. Summer vacation can be torture time for parents Summer vacation from school is actually not such a long time. Ask… Read more »

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Turning Chocolate and Sugar Waste Product into Renewable Energy

I confess, I am a lover of chocolate. I prefer dark, bittersweet—the higher the cocoa content and bitterness the better. For me a dream trip is a tour of a chocolate-making factory where any rejected, “not fit for the store” chocolate can easily find a home in my mouth! Transforming waste into clean water and… Read more »

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Music from Your Light Bulb

Remember the important elements of the first date? Probably top of the list was romantic lighting and music. In the old days, it was dimmer lights and slow dance music. If you went to the restaurant, there had to be a candle on the table, and the preferred lighting was as dim as possible. Well… Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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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  • Haitian_girls

    Little French Books—Helping Impoverished Haitian Students Succeed

    Haiti is a poor country. Basic services are in short supply. Families do not have food to eat. The thought of a well-stocked school or public library or books in the home is a dream. But, for students at St. Gabriel’s the dream has come true. Crossing the language barrier Haitians speak Creole, and this… Read more »

  • eco friendly logo

    Millions of Plastic Balls May Be the Answer to California’s Epic Drought

    By Meredith Ansell It looks like a child’s dream come true, millions of plastic balls, the ultimate playground pit, but these floating balls are on a mission—saving California’s dwindling water supply. Epic drought California has been suffering from its worst drought in recorded history. Upon entering its fifth year, California Governor Brown declared a state… Read more »

  • How an Innocent Photo Goes Viral and a Boy Gets His Education

    We are all familiar with the photo or story that goes viral—meaning one person posts a photo or tweets a story, it is picked up on social media, and within hours it can sail around the world, garnishing millions of hits through shares and reposts. In this case a woman in the Philippines was intrigued… Read more »

  • google

    No Money to Send the Kids to Camp?

    No Money to Send the Kids to Camp? No problem, on July 13th, 2015 Google launched a totally cool online summer camp for kids aged 7-10. No need to pack and no tuition to pay. Summer vacation can be torture time for parents Summer vacation from school is actually not such a long time. Ask… Read more »

  • chocolate

    Turning Chocolate and Sugar Waste Product into Renewable Energy

    I confess, I am a lover of chocolate. I prefer dark, bittersweet—the higher the cocoa content and bitterness the better. For me a dream trip is a tour of a chocolate-making factory where any rejected, “not fit for the store” chocolate can easily find a home in my mouth! Transforming waste into clean water and… Read more »

  • light bulb

    Music from Your Light Bulb

    Remember the important elements of the first date? Probably top of the list was romantic lighting and music. In the old days, it was dimmer lights and slow dance music. If you went to the restaurant, there had to be a candle on the table, and the preferred lighting was as dim as possible. Well… Read more »

  • 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 »