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Monday, May 04, 2015
With her shy charm and sunny smile, she makes viewers realize that behind the label "sex worker" there's a sweet young mom, just trying to feed her kids.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
A harsh encounter in an Indian village inspired Safeena Husain to found a group called Educate Girls. And now she has been honored with a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
When he chuckled at a conference last week, the world was a happier place. And when he spoke, he reminded us all how little moments can have a big impact.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Potty humor! A condom in a key chain with the slogan: "Weapon of mass protection." The goal is to use laughter to change attitudes. And there's even a study to prove that it works.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to make the world better without relying on charity. It's called social entrepreneurship, and its rising stars showed us how it works at a conference in Oxford.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Some people say a new UNESCO report is grounds for an F — 58 million kids still aren't in primary school. But maybe a better grade is A for effort — significant progress has been made.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The country is in chaos, but behind the headlines of war and poverty are generous and gentle people. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair recalls her most recent visit and shares some of her photos.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Amazon's getting into the rent-a-goat business (for weed chomping). After all, goats are great at wiping out unwanted plants — even poison ivy. How do they do it?
Friday, April 03, 2015
Some 16 billion jelly beans are consumed every year in the U.S. alone, and every year new flavors hit the market. But the origins of the popular confection are "lost in the mists of time."
Monday, March 30, 2015
In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.
Monday, March 02, 2015
The Zimbabwean ruler reportedly served pachyderm at his 91st birthday party. Does anyone else do that? Turns out, yes.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The vice president and the actor are getting panned for the way they greeted women in the past week. That made us wonder: What's the greeting etiquette in parts of the world we cover in our blog?
Thursday, February 19, 2015
President Obama praised the Indian state last month for good reason. It's got beaches, backwaters and the country's longest life expectancy and highest literacy rate. Plus, girls outnumber boys!
Sunday, February 15, 2015
David Hermlin, 14, is a realist and idealist. He knows it'll take many years to get rid of poverty and disease. But by speaking out and writing songs with a message, he hopes to make a difference.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Humanitarian groups say the world is more dangerous than it was 15 years ago. How can they keep their staff safe in places of turmoil?
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
That's the view of Michael Elliott, head of Bono's anti-poverty group One and a delegate to Davos, where leaders and activists are gathering this week to hash out solutions to the world's ills.