Marc Silver

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Irene, A Ugandan Prostitute, Explains How To Use A Condom

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.


She Got 80,000 Girls To Attend School And Won A $1.25 Million Prize

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.


Feeling Blue? Share A Laugh With Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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.


On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

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.


Mr. Toilet And Mr. Condom Think Jokes Will Save The World

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.


Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time

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.


Dear World, Your Grade For Educating Your Children Is ...

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.


Dreams Of Hope And Happiness In Turbulent Yemen

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.


Go Ahead, Little Goat, Eat Some Poison Ivy. It Won't Hurt A Bit

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?


You'll Get No Alcoholic Kick From Champagne-Flavored Jelly Beans

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."


Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic

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.


TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

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.


Elephant On The Menu? It's Not Just A Birthday Dish For Robert Mugabe

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Zimbabwean ruler reportedly served pachyderm at his 91st birthday party. Does anyone else do that? Turns out, yes.


Global Rules Of Greeting Vary, But Biden And Travolta Get No Support

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?


India's Kerala Has It All: Beauty, Bananas, Long Life, Girl Power

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!


He's Half-Kenyan And Half-German. And He Believes 'We're All The Same'

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.


Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

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.


Kayla Mueller's Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad

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?


Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

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.


Feeling Gloomy? Maybe Things On Earth Aren't As Bad As You Think

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.