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Will Peace Talks Really Help Colombia's Economy?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:12:00 -0400

Colombia, Latin America's fourth largest economy, is a country that is experiencing dynamic growth in some sectors but is still characterized by immense inequality and deep seated social divisions. The country now faces some new opportunities but also a long list of challenges.


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Ron Shaich: Panera's Success Comes Down To These 3 Things

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0400

I spoke to Ron Shaich about how Panera bread gives back to the community, how he overcame his biggest challenges while growing Panera, his innovative management style, and his best advice.


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How One Woman Is Challenging The Status Quo In International Aid

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:39:00 -0400

From Kathmandu, Rita Thapa is proving that local ownership of aid—with women at the helm—works.


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One Woman Is Walking Across India To Help Fight Her Country's Rape And Misogyny Problem

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:00:00 -0400

Thirty-year old Srishti Bakshi quit her corporate job in Hong Kong to return to India so that she could walk the entire length of the country. Why? To empower the female population and promote women's safety in a country infamous for its gender bias.


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The Gateses Are Right: Invest In The Poor

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:11:00 -0400

Bill and Melinda Gates co-authored an opinion piece in last week’s Wall Street Journal imploring us all to stay the course on U.S. foreign aid. They note that total U.S. foreign-aid spending amounts to less than 1% of the federal budget, which is not much...


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Rothschild Trimaran Catapults Edgy Los Angeles Street Art To The High Seas

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:01:00 -0400

The latest Rothschild trimaran melds pinnacle-tech design with edgy street art from Los Angeles.


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Boeing 747 Return Will Buck Up (Maybe Even Cheer Up) Irma-Damaged St. Maarten

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:28:00 -0400

When the curfew was lifted in St. Maarten on Sunday, local photographer and plane spotter Chris Garner, set out to photograph the damage. She was startled to see a KLM Boeing 747 flying low over the island's famous Maho Beach.


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Superyacht Stars, Celebrities, Royalty and Cyclists Team Up To Help Protect The World's Oceans

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:07:00 -0400

Blue Marine Foundation ambassador Poppy Delevingne was on hand to send more than 60 London to Monaco riders off in style at the start of the 10-day ride to raise money to help protect the world's most fragile ecosystems.


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49ers Foundation Advances STEAM Learning For 60,000 Bay Area Kids

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Not content with utilizing Levi's Stadium solely for team activities, the 49ers have made space for a monumental philanthropic endeavor at their Santa Clara, CA facility. In partnership with Chevron, the 49ers STEAM Education Program will host over 60,000 Bay Area students this year alone.


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How DJ Irie Built A Group Of Marketing Businesses And Reinvented Miami Nightlife

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:20:00 -0400

While building his DJ career in Miami, DJ Irie seized opportunities to launch a collection of marketing and talent agencies.


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Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Sings Out For Animal Rights

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:50:00 -0400

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus explains how his love for animals led to his involvement in 'Dog Songs,' a new collection benefiting animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. He also talks about the importance of animal adoption.


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Five Signs For Hope After Harvey And Irma

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:29:00 -0400

The people from the areas directly impacted, as well as across the country, who answered the call to provide aid and support are the true heroes emerging out of these natural disasters. While recovery will take a long time, I wanted to highlight five signs of hope in the response to Harvey and Irma.


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How To Get On A Board Of Directors

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:59:00 -0400

These are the differences between serving on a nonprofit or for-profit board of directors and how to try to get on one in retirement.


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Why We Need A Different Approach To Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 11:13:00 -0400

A tiny portion of aid reaches local nonprofits, yet research shows they're crucial players in long-term recovery and resiliency after major disasters.


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This Is The Single Most Important Thing Older Adults Can Do To Prepare For A Natural Disaster

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 04:29:00 -0400

What precautions can caregivers or adult children of older adults take to help their loved ones or charges ride the storm out or in some cases, more importantly, what can they do to prepare themselves?


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George Clooney Will Donate Some Of His Tequila Earnings To Fight Hate And Help Refugees

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 13:47:00 -0400

Clooney and his wife are giving partial proceeds from the sale of Casamigos tequila to groups that fight for justice.


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Texas Billionaire Michael Dell Pledges $36 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 11:15:00 -0400

Tech billionaire and Houston native Michael Dell pledges $36 million to Hurricane Harvey recovery and launches philanthropic project called Rebuild Texas Fund.


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South African Billionaire Jannie Mouton Donates $82 Million To His Foundation

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:40:00 -0400

South African billionaire Jannie Mouton has donated $82 million in PSG Group shares to his personal charity, the Jannie Mouton Foundation, according to a filing published Tuesday by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange News Service.


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IBM, Scientists Seek Public's Help With Millions Of Virtual Experiments Mapping The Human Microbiome

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 21:40:00 -0400

The Microbiome Immunity Project aims to help scientists understand how the trillions of bacteria in our bodies impact human disease. IBM's World Community Grid wants to harness the computing power donated by millions of volunteers from all over the world to do it.


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How Mastercard Is Bringing Digital Innovation To Refugees Around The Globe

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:31:00 -0400

In the midst of an escalating refugee crisis, Mastercard is leveraging their core business for good, focusing on creating dignity, empowerment and opportunity for individuals around the world.


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Air Museum Flies to Higher Ground And Into The Path of Harvey

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:40:00 -0400

The $38 million dollar museum that would have opened to fanfare on Labor Day weekend was only relocated to Houston because a storm in Galveston nine years ago practically obliterated it.


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5 Lessons for Family Businesses Giving Back within the Social Media Landscape

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:40:00 -0400

Social responsibility is no longer seen as simply a status symbol, or box to check. It has become inseparable from a company’s functionality and brand.


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How Sean Coleman's Reality Is Making LGBTQ Dreams Come True

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:35:00 -0400

When we don't work on our life's purpose, we prevent others from fulfilling their dreams that are contingent on us fulfilling ours. Read how one man's dream coming true is making other people's dreams a reality, too.


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Hurricane Harvey: Where To Donate And How To Avoid Getting Scammed

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:15:00 -0400

Hurricane Harvey victims need your help. Here are a few local charities worth donating to right now.


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These Billionaires Have Promised To Donate Millions To Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:13:00 -0400

Several billionaires have vowed to spend millions to aid the relief efforts in Houston, following one of the biggest natural disasters in recent Texas history.


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4 Tips For Donors Responding To Hurricane Harvey

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:18:00 -0400

Learn 4 smart ways any donor can respond to Hurricane Harvey or any disaster.


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How Model Grace Mahary is Bringing Renewable Energy to Impoverished Communities Across Africa

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:10:00 -0400

Project Tsehigh aims to light up impoverished communities the world over, one household at a time, using solar panels.


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How Silicon Valley Can Cut The Cord Of White Supremacy

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:52:00 -0400

In the face of the rising tide of white supremacism, many are looking to and calling for Silicon Valley to use its power to stand against bigotry. But what responsibility do tech companies have in stopping the spread of hate movements on their platforms?


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Harvey An 'Unprecedented' Disaster, Could Unload 25 Trillion Gallons Of Water

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:18:00 -0400

As I sit in my house in Houston, TX I try to wrap my mind around the staggering numbers seen thus far by Harvey. Estimates are that up to 25 trillion gallons of water could fall on the state of Texas as a result of this historic storm.


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Addressing How We Talk About Aging Never Gets Old: 'Whatever You Do, Don't Say Elderly'

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 21:40:00 -0400

As life expectancy rates keep rising and older people seem younger all the time, how we talk about aging continues to evolve. And no one is exactly sure what to say.


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