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Batkid returns and he’s stronger than ever

When Miles Scott, a 5-year-old in remission after a three-year battle with leukemia, said he wanted to be Batman last year, he wasn’t kidding. And the San Francisco Make-A-Wish Foundation took him at his word and made him a real “Batkid” for a day. Show More Summary

Suddenly, Obamacare is more unpopular than ever

Even after survey after survey has recently shown a major drop in the nation's uninsured rate, Obamacare just had its worst month in a key health-care poll. Kaiser Family Foundation, which has done arguably the best and most consistent polling on the health-care law in the past four-plus years, found that public opinion on the […]

Losing a Hero: Remembering James Garner

You probably knew him as Maverick or Rockford. He was an icon in film and television. At the National Veterans Foundation we knew him as a supporter who was there for veterans over and over. James Garner served as an honorary board member of the NVF for many years. Show More Summary

Meet teen millionaire entrepreneurs you may not know about

W e’ve all heard the story of Nick D’Aloisio, the wunderkind behind the Summly news app who sold his creation to Yahoo for $30 million in 2013 at the age of 17. Since the K auffman Foundation says the average age of an entrepreneur is 39, he’s certainly an outlier. Show More Summary

Kaiser Family Foundation: 3.4 million uninsured Californians now covered

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Kaiser Family Foundation has been conducting a longitudinal panel survey on the uninsured in California. The organization focused on that state because California has had such a large portion of the nation's uninsured, and its experience has national implications. Show More Summary

Wikipedia now accepts donations in bitcoin

14 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

From a post on the official Wikimedia Foundation blog: "It has always been important to the Foundation to make sure donating is as simple and inclusive as possible. Currently, we accept 13 different payment methods enabling donations from nearly every country in the world, and today, we’re adding one more: bitcoin."

Sometimes, It Pays To Be Crazy. Here’s How…

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, and co-Founder and Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where […]

Certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they release

New research, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), counters a widely-held scientific view that thawing permafrost uniformly accelerates atmospheric warming, indicating instead that certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse...Show More Summary

Poppy Delevingne and Ashley Madekwe Tell a Tale of 2 Cutoffs

15 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

You could always choose to grab your cutoffs, throw on a basic tank top, and head out the door. Or, you could use your jean shorts as a foundation for a look with a lot of character. Poppy Delevingne and Ashley Madekwe chose to do the latter, and we love them for that. Show More Summary

Blake Shelton Surprises Usher at His New Look Foundation 15th Anniversary Kick Off Celebration!

Blake Shelton happily gets together with Usher for a photograph while attending his New Look Foundation 15th Anniversary Kick Off Celebration on Wednesday (July 30) in Atlanta, Ga. The 38-year-old country singer surprised his fellow The Voice coach in support of his organization, which is developing global youth leaders by way of access, awareness, and [...]

A mathematical theory proposed by Alan Turing in 1952 can explain the formation of fingers

Alan Turing, the British mathematician (1912-1954), is famous for a number of breakthroughs, which altered the course of the 20th century. In 1936 he published a paper, which laid the foundation of computer science, providing the first formal concept of a computer algorithm. Show More Summary

"Stability Breeds Instability", Or Why John Taylor Is Angry

John Taylor of FX Concepts is angry. Stability Breeds Instability In three words our title describes one of the basic foundation blocks of Hyman Minsky's theories. The idea is so straightforward, so logical that you can feel the process in your bones, yet no central bank, no finance minister, no head of state has ever publically recognized it. Show More Summary

Why one editor won't run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation's top economist

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS — “I won’t be running anything else from Stephen Moore.” So says Miriam Pepper, editorial page editor of the Kansas City Star—and not just because she’s retiring this week. Pepper’s no-Moore stance comes after her...Show More Summary

WA ecology department grants $200K to brewery it once regulated out of business

By Delaney Foreman | Freedom Foundation The Washington State Department of Ecology’s $200,000 grant to a brewery it once regulated out of business — taking with it 400 local jobs — comes 10 years too late and with a great deal of irony. Excessive DOE red tape forced the Miller Brewing Co. to close its...

Marina Abramovi? Institute Seeks So Much Unpaid Work

17 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Good news: the Marina Abramovi? Institute is hiring! Bad news: all four positions listed in this fresh New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) ad are unpaid — ahem, volunteer. They're probably great "opportunities," though, right?

Twitter acquires the team behind password manager Mitro as the project goes open source

Twitter has acquired Mitro, the maker of a password manager. As part of the announcement, Mitro’s product has been open-sourced with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The goal is to switch the Mitro service to a community-led...Show More Summary

National Book Foundation Partners With NYC For Summer Reading Program

18 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The National Book Foundation (NBF)’s after school reading program for middle schoolers BookUp has partnered with  New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to bring summer reading programs to kids in NYC. The program serves 200 students at 10 locations throughout the city. Show More Summary

“We Heard Moms Say…”

Bill Gates travelled to Ethiopia with the foundation’s CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann, who shares her impressions from the trip to Africa.

Deadline Today to Apply for Tax Foundation Fall Internships

Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for a fall 2014 internship at the Tax Foundation! While there are a number of Washington, D.C.-based public policy groups today that cover a broad range of policy issues, only the Tax Foundation provides...Show More Summary

Tom Joyner Foundation Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month with Panel Discussion

Panel discussion to highlight Black philanthropy and HBCU givingDALLAS, TX – On Friday, August 1st, the Tom Joyner Foundation will host a panel discussion, “SOS!!! Philanthropy Paradigm Shift Needs for America’s HBCUs” in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month 2014. Show More Summary

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