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Linda Poon

Linda Poon appears in the following:

Girls Get Good Grades But Still Need Help. As For Boys ... SOS!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A study shows that girls do better in math, science and reading than boys in just about every country. So boys clearly need help to success in school. But so do girls.

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'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Dear World: Bill And Melinda Gates Have 'Big Bets' For 2030

Friday, January 23, 2015

Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.

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MTV Pimps Cars, Brazil Pimps Trash Carts

Saturday, January 17, 2015

It's the brainstorm of a street artist, who wanted folks to pay more respect to the pickers who collect recyclable garbage that would otherwise pile up in landfills.

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Can A New Ban On Witchcraft Protect The Albinos Of Tanzania?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Media reports this week said the Tanzanian government was going to go after "witch doctors" who attack albinos. But what, exactly, is a "witch doctor"? And why are they targeting people with albinism?

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Bill Gates Raises A Glass To (And Of) Water Made From Poop

Saturday, January 10, 2015

And he drinks it. It's all thanks to the Janicki Omniprocessor, a new machine that can turn human waste into clean water.

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China's Villages Are Dying. A New Film Asks If They Can Be Saved

Monday, January 05, 2015

Down to the Countryside follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.

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Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The rising star was the first Nigerian to come out on national TV, was nearly beaten to death in his home and is now an international activist for LGBT rights and for men with HIV.

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A Reason To Respect The Miss World Pageant

Saturday, December 13, 2014

They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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Rise In Inflated Home Appraisals Worrying Regulators

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

An estimated one in seven home appraisals between 2011 and early 2014 inflated home values by 20 percent or more.

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A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!

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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes โ€” or the lack of a proper one โ€” affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.

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Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001, got U.N. sponsorship last year and posed for us on a toilet outdoors on a freezing day. That's how committed he is to bringing toilets to all.

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Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

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Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets And Cameras

Thursday, November 13, 2014

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Reggae Vibe, Ebola Message: African Superstars Try To Go Viral

Sunday, November 09, 2014

They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."

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From Blue Bleach To Hazmat Hacks, Students Take On Ebola Challenges

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

College students excel at thinking creatively under pressure. Now they're designing tools to confront the challenges of Ebola, including friendlier-looking protective gear and diagnostic aids.

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Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer

Saturday, November 01, 2014

There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.

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