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New Philanthropy: End Malaria and Boost Your Own Creative Process
New Philanthropy: End Malaria and Boost Your Own Creative Process

Altruism by way of self-improvement, or what optimizing your workflow has to do with saving children.

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Peace Through Music: The Voice Project
Peace Through Music: The Voice Project

Participatory peace, or how cover chains are unshackling an imprisoned community.

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Innovation Against All Odds
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Innovation Against All Odds

What a 14-year-old African boy can teach the world about ingenuity and innovation.

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Hungry Planet: How The World Eats, or Doesn’t
Hungry Planet: How The World Eats, or Doesn’t

What $376.45 and $1.23 have in common, or why we should be embarrassed to even worry about “the recession.”

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Deadliest Itch: Malaria Awareness Mosquito-Mosaic Posters
Deadliest Itch: Malaria Awareness Mosquito-Mosaic Posters

Why the seat of privilege comes down to having OFF! on hand.

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KOMAZA: Fighting Poverty Through “Microforestry”
KOMAZA: Fighting Poverty Through “Microforestry”

What 2,000 trees have to do with your weekly mocha frappuccino budget.

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Invisible Children + La Blogotheque + You
Invisible Children + La Blogotheque + You

What child soldiers in Uganda have to do with good music and your hands.

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Book Spotlight: Design Revolution
Book Spotlight: Design Revolution

What soccer balls have to do with blind children and water transportation in Africa.

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Photography Spotlight: Blue Planet Run
Photography Spotlight: Blue Planet Run

World-changing photography, or why the oil crisis is the least of our liquid worries.

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The Genographic Project: DNA Testing Hits Home
The Genographic Project: DNA Testing Hits Home

Why paleoanthropology is cooler than you think and how to find the missing link with a Q-tip.

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