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In Michigan Economic Development Means Talent Development
The CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation highlighted the importance of 'talent development' in a speech the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County. According to...more



Ashoka Hosts Elected Community of Storytellers in Residence
Ashoka Fellows and partners builds an elected community of creatives (journalists, writers, photographers, film makers) who are working independently or in publishing houses, and empowers them to...more

No More Aid to Africa?
In an interview with Slate magazine, Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Dambisa Moyo contends that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave...more

A Safe Haven for the Homeless
Author and co-founder of A Safe Haven Foundation Neli Vazquez-Rowland asks the question everybody is still wondering about: "Can We End Homelessness?" A Safe Haven Foundation is a nonprofit...more

Dallas-Based Care Clinics Expand to Provide Primary Care Services, Help Smaller Employers Supply Affordable Health Insurance
Dallas-area urgent care clinics, NextCare Holdings, Inc. and Physician Care Direct, have joined forces to help small- and medium-size employers manage the increasing costs associated with providing...more

Made in the Future: How Technology Could Transform Our Lives in a Decade
In a project called Made In The Future, innovation and design consultancy Ideo examined the ways how technology will change in the next decade. The interesting concepts, based on research by Ideo...more

Research Finds Retail Investment as Gauge for Teen Obesity
According to a new research co-authored by Michael Bader, an assistant professor of sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., communities considering bans on fast food restaurants in...more

Social Entrepreneurs for Citizens with Disabilities
To spur social investment and economic growth, the European Commission, in collaboration with ONCE Foundation, has kicked off its first European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and...more

Student Entrepreneur Sews Hats To End Homelessness
Josh York hadn't anticipated that his beanies, which were sold for a dollar while he was working at the Aco Hardware, would become successful. From this success, he decided to give back to the...more

A Conceptual Framework Can Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables
In a new study titled "Teaching Young Children a Theory of Nutrition: Conceptual Change and the Potential for Increased Vegetable Consumption", teaching young children an overarching, conceptual...more







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