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We’ve been told time and time again that telling a child they can’t do something just makes them want to do it more. It is particularly difficult to resist a child’s pleas when a prohibition violates their sense of fairness... Continue Reading ?
Do you know how many servings of fruits or vegetables you ate in the past 24 hours? If it’s two or more, you’re in the minority. Almost 70 percent of Americans eat one serving or less of fresh produce each... Continue Reading ?
Could we have outgrown modern agriculture? Dr. E Ann Clark thinks “agriculture was never designed to be sustainable,” and argues in recent research that we need to re-vision our food production systems entirely for today’s needs. We do not have a... Continue Reading ?
In our Big Ideas series, we check in regularly with top thinkers in the field of social innovation. We want to know what they’re working on, what questions they’re wrestling with, and what opportunities and challenges they see up ahead for... Continue Reading ?
Gabriel Brodbar is the founding director of the Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship at NYU, which is designed to attract, train, and encourage the next generation of leaders interested in careers in public service. The program, which will... Continue Reading ?
Ami Dar’s career as a social entrepreneur began with an epiphany, $1,000, and a childhood dream to change the world. Years later, he would act on that dream when he founded Idealist, a pioneering web-based portal that serves as a... Continue Reading ?
“They call me ‘Mama Poo’” Anne told me matter-of-factly as we strolled through a dusty pathway in Silanga, a small neighborhood in the expansive Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya. “And I like that,” she added. Anne Nudge is a Sales... Continue Reading ?
PROBLEM: In 2006, residents of Arlington, VA were close to losing an after-school program that taught kids how to fix bikes. Community Spokes, as the program was known then, recruited economically disadvantaged students to learn bicycle mechanics, at once offering... Continue Reading ?
For many people, opening a savings account isn’t simply a rite of passage. In fact, about 30 million people are unbanked or under-banked according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Instead, people are relying on predatory institutions for money, like... Continue Reading ?
How we stumbled upon Howtoremove.guide We’ve recently had two of our computers infected by some kind of Ad-creating software named DNS Unlocker. Apparently this was not a virus and the anti-virus we were using was helpless, so we had to... Continue Reading ?
Living Goods is a hybrid microfinance and public health organization; it operates a network of saleswomen in Uganda who go door to door offering health products, like bed nets, condoms and water treatment tabs, at affordable prices. The women get... Continue Reading ?
By Nidhi Chaudhary There are hubs for social entrepreneurship around the world—from San Francisco to the United Kingdom to Nairobi to Mexico City. No one can deny that India has rapidly become a leader in social innovation, rapidly harnessing the... Continue Reading ?
Guest post by Nick Martin, CEO of TechChange, a social enterprise developing technology education for development and social impact. Four thousand attendees. Three days. Three challenges. One global network solution. The 2012 mHealth Summit brought three main challenges to address... Continue Reading ?
Go spend time with your new market. Understand their needs. Do not presuppose that you know the answer. Multinationals can play a role in this. It’s about collaborating. They can contribute to the development of millions of people’s lives by... Continue Reading ?
We thought we’d kick off the year with a look at some of the trends currently shaping the movement. What follows is the culmination of a series of interviews with a diverse group of experts. Each trend also links to... Continue Reading ?
On January 23, DC Comics announced a new campaign to support to humanitarian work in the Horn of Africa, where a confluence of drought, famine, and Islamist militia rule have led some 13 million people to starvation. The campaign, called... Continue Reading ?
Buffett and Gates at the Hollywood Diner in Carter Lake, Iowa in March, where the idea for the Giving Pledge was born Two months ago, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett formally announced their new endeavor, the Giving Pledge. Each man... Continue Reading ?
In an effort to hear more directly from the source, we’re asking entrepreneurs to give their take on starting a business in varying cities, targeting different kinds of marginalized groups. The first of these comes from Munir Jawed, LA-based entrepreneur... Continue Reading ?
This article is the first in a series that dissects news stories to make the case for high-quality “solution journalism.” Earlier this week, the New York Times published a powerful work of investigative reporting by Danny Hakim, which exposed terrible... Continue Reading ?
Think of able-bodied young adults in beautiful leaf-peeping Western Massachusetts, and you don’t think of kids who’ve dropped out of high school or gotten stuck in dead-end jobs. But after living and writing in the historic mill town of Turners... Continue Reading ?