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Obamacare: Making Health Coverage Available to Young Adults
Obamacare, or better known as the health care reform law Affordable Care Act (ACA), will make having health coverage a legal requirement. The ACA will offer new insurance options, health care...more



Children Learning Second Language Alters Brain Development
A new collaborative study between the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University documents that children learning a new language can have a...more

Study Finds Some Children Are More Resilient to Post-traumatic Stress
In an article published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP), it documents factors that may help predict which youths are at greater risk of more serious disorders and...more

Poor Mental Health Believed to Lead to Unhealthy Behaviors Among Low-income Adults
A study conducted at the Miriam Hospital has recently found that poor mental health may lead to unhealthy behaviors such as binge drinking, smoking, and illegal drugs in low-income adults. In this...more

PeaceJam Foundation Launches One Billion Acts of Peace Campaign
PeaceJam Foundation, a U.S. based nonprofit and global leader in developing young activists and civic engagement, has launched its five-year One Billion Acts of Peace campaign at the Social...more

U.S. Ups Welfare Programs, But Help for Neediest Drops
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at the Johns Hopkins University, Robert A. Moffitt, learned that United States has upped its welfare program spending. However, Moffitt found that aid for...more

Social Entrepreneur Spotlight on Fairbourne Consulting\
Forbes contributor, Joshua Steimle, profiles individuals who are ta the forefront of social entrepreneurship. One of them is Peter Harris, venture capitalist and social entrepreneur at Fairbourne...more

Childhood Poverty and Stress Impacts Brain Function in Later Life
According to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the stress of growing up poor may be a core mechanism that accounts for connection between poverty as a...more

How Charitable and Commercial Purposes Can Partner to Create Common Goals
The Camden Society, an organization that runs services across London and Oxfordshire in the UK, established its social enterprise project, Unity Kitchen. Unity Kitchen has been given the privilege...more

Pregnancy Smoking Linked with Conduct Problems in Children
A research conducted by University of Leicester digs into relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy conduct problems among children. The study appears in the JAMA Network publication,...more





Here are the star companies that have succeeded in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. The companies were gathered by Civic 50, a national initiative to survey and rank S&P 500 corporations on how they engage with the communities they serve and utilize best practices in their corporate cultures.




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