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Cornwall Titled as First Rural Social Enterprise Zone
Cornwall has officially become the first-ever rural social enterprise zone. Establishing the social enterprise zone has been run by a large group of businesses and organisations, such as Cornwall...more



People More Disturbed by Animal Rather than Human Suffering, But Not Children
A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies...more

Homeless Student Rate Reaches 1.1 Million
According to new data from the U.S. Department of Education, the number of homeless students has raised to record 1.1 million. States with the highest growth rate of homeless children include...more

Wisconsin Agencies As Navigators for Obamacare
The US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in the Federally-facilitated and State Partnership...more

Emotional Awareness Spurs Healthy Eating Choices
In a new study appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, being mindful of their emotions can promote better, healthier eating options. Authors of the study encouraged consumer educational...more

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...more

Why The Need To Support Workers\
While U.S. workers are eligible for unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which guarantees unpaid, job-protected leave for men and women to care for their newborn or newly...more

Leader of Warren County Economic Development Corporation Plans to Resign
It has recently been reported that Warren County Economic Development Corp. President Vicki Pratt Gerbino will be resigning in two weeks. Gerbino has led the organization since May 2011 and is...more

Churches Work Together to End Homelessness in Middlesex County
Churches such as the Middlefield Federated Church worked together to build an apartment in Notre Dame in order to accommodate the homeless in Middlesex...more

McManus Delves Into US-Style Philanthropy Issue
John McManus, business editor of the Irish Times, digs into the issue foregoing European philanthropic models and advocating for US-style philanthropy instead. McManus points at Minister for the...more






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The Power of Being Unreasonable

The Power of Being Unreasonable
Teju Ravilochan co-founded the Unreasonable Institute in 2009 to design an academy to tackle poverty,...



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