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Blood Lead Levels in Kids Create Recurring Fluctuation When Exposed to Airborne Dust
Over 367,000 children in Detroit have been involved in a nine-year study that reports a baffling repetitive fluctuation in blood lead levels resulting from lead-contaminated airborne dust. The...more



How Social Media Is Linked With Social Skills in Children
As part of the growth of the Internet and mobile communication enterprises, researchers study how new forms of media affect social skills, values, and relationships in children. To address the...more

Concordia Researchers Promote New Tool for Sustainable Construction
Concordia University researchers develop new tool to a more sustainable construction policy in compliance with long-term urban planning objectives in Montreal. Concordia's Department of...more

Idea Foundry Seeks New Applications from Social Entrepreneurs
Fueling economic development in western Pennsylvania, not-for-profit Idea Foundry is welcoming new applications for its InterSector accelerator program. The program caters to social...more

Determining Number of Homeless Youth a Major Concern in Victoria
The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness released a report stating that youth homelessness is a growing concern in the region. The biggest challenge is determining the number of homeless...more

Local Ministry Volunteers Help Feed The Homeless
A local ministry in Tulsa is helping make a difference in the lives of the city's homeless. Volunteers from Tattooed Heart Ministries are bringing hope to the homeless and hungry by preparing...more

Homeless Plans Are Well-Intended, but Prove Costly
Concerns are raised regarding the housing plans of Portland's Homeless Prevention Task Force. The city of Portland has gained approved recommendations to supply case management services to adults...more

Nebraska Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Direct Loan Program
The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) is funding Nebraska Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Direct Loan Program, which provides loans to small businesses in rural Nebraska. To be...more

A Booklist for Budding Social Entrepreneurs
Bridget Hilton, founder of LSTN Headphones, shares her list of five books to help aspiring social entrepreneurs succeed. Titles on her list include: Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard;...more






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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