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This Simple Plaster-Like Patch Might Just Monitor Health and Release Drugs
An innovative wearable health technology has been unveiled -- the plaster-like patch from South Korea that can monitor disorders, sense movement, and disburse drugs. According to a paper published...more



Rookie Campaign Volunteer: An Inside Perspective
With Inauguration Day fast approaching, Lisa Miller, a rookie volunteer shared her some good inside perspective as to how it feels like to serve in Pres. Obama's 2012 campaign. "My strategy? Be...more

How Humor Can Address World\
Humor is capable of bringing out community involvement while addressing vital issues a powerful yet nonthreatening way. Comedy and witty antics can inspire change and empower people. For...more

ABFE to Provide Unconventional Solutions that Impact Black Communities
The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) will be bringing together leaders and professionals in philanthropy to discuss charitable solutions in tackling the needs of the Black community...more

Federal Student Financial Aid Source that Mostly Benefits the Rich
According to a report from The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform, students from the affluent families bag the most tax-based federal college...more

Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth
Mental health is among the many concerns that affect homeless youth. However, the availability and accessibility to its treatment is limited. Kate J. Hodgson of the School of Psychology at UK's...more

Give an Hour Donates Over $11 Million Worth of Mental Health Services to Military Community
National nonprofit organization, Give an Hour, has donated 112,238 hours of mental health services, and its providers have awarded over $11 million worth of services to the military...more

Social Enterprises Surpass Small Businesses in Turnover Growth
In a recent report by the Social Enterprise UK, social enterprises have topped established small companies in increasing turnover during the past year. Usually, social enterprises support their...more

KCET and The California Endowment\
KCET and The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative announced THE POWER OF STORIES, a new multimedia archive that includes a collection of stories and videos that will...more

Homeownership and Rent Subsidies: Do They Give Protection from Material Privations?
An Urban Institute research notes how homeownership and rent subsidies give protection to individuals from experiencing material hardships. The Survey of Income and Program Participation as...more






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Social Enterprises Disrupting Conventional Food System to Make it More Sustainable


Social Enterprises Disrupting Conventional Food System to Make it More Sustainable

Ilana Taub, co-founder of Snact that makes fruit snacks from fruit surplus, writes how social enterprises are challenging the status quo by attempting to transform a food system bent towards huge retailers.




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