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September 28, 2017

FIDF Helps Israeli Soldiers from Difficult Backgrounds

While many 18-year-olds around the world are heading off to university, their Israeli counterparts are putting on their uniforms. They are about to begin an intensive term of military service: a huge transition from schoolwork and soccer games with friends. The responsibility is overwhelming – in addition to the typical […]
November 14, 2016

Marijuana is now legal in more than 50% of the US

Trump Was Not the Only Big Winner on Election Night Political pundits around the world see the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election as a complete repudiation of the establishment. There was another repudiation as well—a rejection of the decades old federal criminalization of marijuana. Voters in Massachusetts, California, […]
November 8, 2016
people voting

Beyond Trump and Clinton – Ballot Measures as True Change Agents

While US Elections Capture Public Attention, Important Issues are Being Decided Locally Ballot Measures: The Ultimate Power Play Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, WikiLeaks, FBI, emails, at times it seems like the 2016 US Presidential election has become as surreal as a movie script. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if […]
September 5, 2016

Good News for Needy Kids – Their Own Stylish, Stocked Backpack

Modern Start-Ups Keep Social Responsibility at the Core of their Corporate Mission Today’s entrepreneurs are using leading-edge technology and social media platforms to launch their businesses, tools they need to successfully compete in a crowded international marketplace. Yet, founders are not abandoning their focus on giving back to the community, […]
May 1, 2016
virtual reality

Virtual Reality Brings You Inside Earthquake-torn Nepal

The awesome power of Virtual Reality lets you experience the post-earthquake Nepalese danger zone Last April, 2015, a tremendous earthquake, close to 8 on the Richter scale, struck Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people. Today, much of the country’s infrastructure lies in ruins. Among the most impacted are Nepal’s thousands […]
December 30, 2015
children at Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan

Dispelling the Darkness: Ikea Lights up Refugee Camps

Millions of refugees have fled the war in Syria, running for their lives and leaving behind everything: nationhood, families, homes, jobs, and possessions, to live in barely tolerable conditions with no true end in sight. While refugee camps provide an oasis from the trauma of war, they are primitive, with […]
December 6, 2015
children in africa

Bringing Back the Smile

Bringing children back to life after the loss of parents and other traumas Millions of children throughout the world are dealing with the loss of their childhood due to wars, famines and diseases that take away parents, siblings and normalcy. Child advocates and psychologists worry about the long-term impact on […]
November 19, 2015
People using Oculus

The Next Frontier in Social Networking—Virtual Reality

Facebook introduces Oculus Social It’s not the Matrix yet, but Facebook recently released a new app, called Oculus Social alpha, which will allow you to virtually travel to the movie theater and enjoy your favorite flick. If you want, you can share this virtual movie watching experience with up to […]
October 26, 2015
house from the world house project and kids playing around

One Luxury Home for One Slum Shack

Approximately 863 million people in the world (that’s almost a billion) have made their homes in slum conditions in 2014, according to UN-Habitat. Hundreds of millions are living in or near to garbage dumps. These dumps provide food for families, and also some small source of income as they can […]