Kula Project: For the Farmer

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By Diana Smith Sarah Buchanan didn’t grow up on a farm. She didn’t study agriculture at her university, Georgia State, and until a few years ago, the only plant she may have envisioned herself cultivating was basil. But a little girl in a blue sweater would change all of that. “My passion was kids,” explains […]

A Message for All Humanity (Video)

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Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too […]

Celebrating World Elephant Day (WATCH DOCUMENTARY)

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Elephant at watering hole photo via Shutterstock August 12th is World Elephant Day, a day to raise awareness of the grave plight of Asian and African elephants.  Each region has its own elephant issues, ranging from the escalation of poaching and illegal trade, to habitat loss, to human-elephant conflict and captivity issues. The goal of […]

Help Support World Elephant Day to Ensure the Survival of This Magnificent Species

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Elephant photo via Shutterstock Tuesday, August 12, 2014, is the third annual World Elephant Day, a day when people come together to honor elephants, to spread awareness about the critical threats they are facing, and to support positive solutions that will help ensure their survival. Within our lifetimes, elephants may face global extinction in the wild. World […]

See How This Donated Laptop Makes its Way From Brooklyn to Guinea, West Africa

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Technology has been an increasingly vital part of American life since the dawn of computers. But often we are so immersed in our digital devices that we don’t even realize how fortunate we are to have access to technology to learn, teach, explore and inspire. Brooklyn-based nonprofit Globetops is an online community that shares used and redundant laptops with people […]

Millennials: Don’t Shy Away From This Important Health Test

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Red Ribbon HIV/AIDS photo via Shutterstock By Diana Smith June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, an initiative that encourages individuals across the country to get tested in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 50,000 new infections of HIV in the […]

The WEEP Women of Kenya

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Kenyan Woman photo via Shutterstock By Rose Taylor One of the most significant discussions today is centered around women’s equality and empowerment, making it a leading issue in the new global economy. Despite copious NGO’s and local charities working for women’s rights and empowerment, the extent to which such institutions are successful is variable. On […]