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Tiny Loans, Tremendous Returns: Tales from the Microlending Frontier

Sometimes, small gestures can make huge differences in people's lives and livelihoods. That's the premise -- and the power -- of microlending. For proof, one need look no further than the stories of Marcia and Karen, two entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. They've both been given a leg up from Grameen Bank and Whole Foods Market's (WFM) Whole Planet Foundation. If you're a Whole Foods shopper, you may have heard the buzz about its Whole Planet Foundation.
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Mood Indigo trailer is proof that life would be better if we all lived inside Michel Gondry's brain

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (last year)

The latest trailer for Michel Gondry's love story Mood Indigo is full of bubbles, kisses, flying cloud cars, and tiny drawer worlds. This French film looks like Gondry's long-awaited return to whimsy. Even the premise is adorable: "... Read Post

Marcia Brady Traumatizes 'Today' Show Audiences With Syphilitic Tales Of Horror [The Brady Clap]

Entertainment : Defamer (6 years ago)

Maureen McCormick stopped by The Today Show this morning in support of her new autobiography, Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice. We were prepared to settle in for the old former-child-star song n' da... Read Post

Microlending Is No Longer Just For The Developing World

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (4 years ago)

The small scale microlending once associated with the developing world is taking off in America. According to a story from the NY Times, the economic downturn and tight credit at U.S. banks have forced many small businesses to explo... Read Post


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