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Girls In Tech CEO, Adriana Gascoigne Battling For Equality In Tech For 10 Years

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:19:00 -0400

Girls in Tech founder and CEO, Adriana Gascoigne reflects on entrepreneurial struggles, the needs of emerging markets and the shifting dynamics of the tech echo chamber.


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UNICEF USAVoice: UNICEF & Amazon Work Together To Deliver School Supplies To Kids In Need

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:00 -0400

A backpack filled with essential learning materials can help brighten the future for some of the world's most vulnerable children. Donate to UNICEF through a partnership with Amazon as you buy school supplies to help your own kids succeed in school this fall.


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Philanthropy King: Bill Gates Gives Away $4.6 Billion, Unveils New Campaign To Combat Malaria

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:22:00 -0400

Bill Gates, the world’s richest person, continues to make news for his ten-figure philanthropy.


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The Long Game: How Developing Countries Can Get Microfinance Right

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:02:00 -0400

Myanmar microfinance expert Phyu Yamin Myat says "know-how, patience and persistence" are the keys to financial inclusion and poverty alleviation through micro-credit.


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This Early Child Education Group Is Getting A Closer Look From Mark Zuckerberg's Philanthropy

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400

10 Books A Home, a scrappy nonprofit working to build kindergarten readiness for high poverty children in East Palo Alto, Calif., is using a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to evaluate its longer term performance. Parents of recent graduates can already see the difference it's made.


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Overcoming Dyslexia: Lessons Learned From an Ivy Leaguer

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:10:00 -0400

Anyone with dyslexia or other reading disabilities can overcome that challenge, for free, by reading books creating in other formats, and found on Bookshare, created and managed by the non-profit Benetech


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How A Jewelry Artist Is Using Her Creativity To Save Elephants In Africa

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 03:54:00 -0400

Alexandra Mor created a high jewelry collection using the tagua nut, a sustainable substitute for ivory. The idea came about while living in Bali where she learned about the widespread poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks. The collection will be unveiled September 6


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Tech Money: Betting On Immigrant Grit

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:02:00 -0400

Semyon Dukach and Eveline Buchatskiy have launched a new VC firm, One Way Ventures, focused on funneling money to technology startups that count at least one immigrant among their founders.


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Interview: Brooklyn Designer David Yun On A Post-Post Truth World And Streetwear Brand

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The idea was initially inspired by Oxford Dictionaries crowning “post-truth” the word of the year in 2016. It felt like a real signifier of where we were as a nation (and world) — that a nonsense term was superseding our value of facts.


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The Summer 2017 Reading List That Covers Your Business, Brain And Body

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 09:12:00 -0400

It's that time to read on the planes before we get to the beaches and then the beaches when we get off the plane. Here are the best Technology, Behavior and Data books that are worth your time this Summer.


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1 Thing You Can Do To Boost Your Happiness

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:14:00 -0400

Turns out, money can buy happiness, as long as you don’t spend it on yourself, according to a series of studies led by a Harvard professor.


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Jeff Bezos's New Problem: How To Change The World Again

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 21:14:00 -0400

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has a new challenge: finding an issue to focus his billions on solving. But will he opt for a series of short-term projects or a major world problem that his cash and expertise can fix?


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2017 Alzheimer's Association Gala Hamptons Kickoff Raises Funds, Awareness

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 06:52:00 -0400

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today, and that number will keep growing exponentially until a cure is found.


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The BridgeBuilder Challenge Names 5 Top Ideas In Inaugural $1 Million Funding Opportunity

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:17:00 -0400

Earlier this year, GHR Foundation and OpenIDEO launched the inaugural BridgeBuilder Challenge - a 3-year $3 million funding opportunity to forge new ideas in the realm of peace, prosperity and planet. Today, they named their first cohort of world-changing ideas.


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UNICEF USAVoice: Every Day, Millions Of Kids Go Without A Basic Right -- Access to Clean, Safe Water

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:49:00 -0400

There is enough clean water on the planet for everyone. Water access should be a right, not a privilege. Yet every day, millions of children go without. Safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene are critical to the health of every child and every community.


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Jacob & Co. Watch Sells for More Than $750,000 At Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Event

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:04:00 -0400

Leonardo DiCaprio co-hosted the fourth annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St. Tropez event last night, where an auction (that continues on line) saw the sale of $30 million, including a Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky watch with DiCaprio's signature on it that fetched a grand price.


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Is Your Giving Hampered By A Poverty Mentality?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:37:00 -0400

Penny-pinching during the philanthropic process may do more harm than good to those you wish to serve.


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Ark Encounter Local Tax Scandal Not Very Scandalous

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:01:00 -0400

Ken Ham's Noah's ark replica gave rise to a local tax dispute that was probably overblown by a hostile blogosphere.


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Kenneth Cole: How He's Fighting Against The Global AIDS Epidemic

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

I spoke to Kenneth Cole about how and why he's fighting against the global AIDS epidemic, what he's trying to accomplish with the EAC, why he leads by example, how he's kept his brand relevant and his best career advice.


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New IRS Scandal - Syndication Of Conservation Easement Deductions

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:25:00 -0400

IRS Commissioner advises Senator Wyden that taxpayers are claiming nine for one charitable contribution deductions on syndicated conservation easement donations.


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Raymond Sackler, Former CEO Of OxyContin Producer Purdue Pharma, Dies At 97

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:22:00 -0400

Raymond Sackler, the only living brother out of the three who introduced the controversial painkiller OxyContin in the mid 90s has died. The Sackler family was the 19th wealthiest family in the country last year according to FORBES, worth roughly $13 billion.


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UNICEF USAVoice: As Cholera Sweeps Across Yemen, UNICEF Must Race To Save Children At Risk

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:00 -0400

Cholera is preventable and treatable — yet 7,000 new cases are being reported in Yemen every day. UNICEF and its partners are working to contain the deadly outbreak — and get treatment to children who are dangerously dehydrated, before it's too late.


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On Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island, Bitfury Hosts Third Annual Blockchain Summit

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Fifty leaders in business, government, the arts, non-governmental organizations and academia gather from around the globe to apply blockchain technology to social good.


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UNICEF USAVoice: Beyoncé's #BeyGood4Burundi And UNICEF Join Forces For Women & Children In Burundi

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:13:00 -0400

UNICEF and #BEYGOOD4BURUNDI have joined forces to bring safe water to thousands of women and children in Burundi, empowering them to transform their lives.


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GoFundMe's 'Make London Better' Competition Is A Reminder Of When To Apply Technology

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0400

GoFundMe has launched a challenge to Londoners - 'Make London Better'. It's a bold project and one that can teach businesses a lot about their use of technology to solve problems.


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Billionaire Stephen Ross And The Ten For One Charitable Deduction

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:44:00 -0400

Billionaire Stephen Ross claimed charitable deduction more than ten times the amount actually realized by University of Michigan.


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The Rise And Rise Of Celebrity Philanthropy

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:32:00 -0400

Although celebrity philanthropy is not new, many indications show it is becoming increasingly normative. This trend will likely escalate in the near future.