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Special Brunch for Homeless Mothers and Children in Columbus
The Columbus Coalition for the Homeless recently held its 14th annual special brunch for currently and formerly homeless mothers and their children at Capital University campus. Volunteers served...more



Education, Not Fertility, Drives Economic Development
A new study by IIASA researchers and colleagues at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital finds that improvements in education levels worldwide have been key drivers of...more

Homeless Young Artists Squeeze Creative Juices through Artworks
The Walters Cultural Arts Center showcase creative talents of homeless artists through the help of Portland-based organization, p:ear (project: education, art, recreation). p:ear serves about 900...more

Moderate Exercise Spurs Healthier Lifestyle
University of Copenhagen researchers are looking into ways on the prevention and treatment of the obesity epidemic. The researchers studied subjects in a test group, finding that those who...more

High Cost of Childhood Food Allergies Create Economic Burden on Families and Society
In a recent report published by JAMA Pediatrics supported by Food Allergy Research Education, cost of childhood food allergies was calculated at nearly $25 billion annually. This suggests that...more

Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Corps and Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest today announced the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, the nation's first statewide...more

How One Word Can Make a Difference in Helping the Poor
A social experiment from the UK that's being videoed reveals how a counterintuitive approach to helping the poor can make a huge difference. Pilion Trust, a renowned British charity, sent a man...more

Dating in Middle School Points to Higher Rates of Dropouts and Drug Use
A new study from the University of Georgia shows that middle school students who are into dating are more prone to dropping out and experimenting with alcohol and illegal substances. The results...more

Senior Center Lands $20,000 Grant For Computer Lab
Lindon Senior Center will now be able to build and expand its computer lab, thanks to a $20,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award. The Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG)...more

On Forbes Social Entrepreneur Show: Mystery Grain Amaranth and Puente  la Salud
Devin Thorpe of Forbes, also speaker and author of Your Mark On The World, interviews Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz of Puente a la Salud, a nonprofit organization helping the people of Oaxaca,...more






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Social Enterprise Brings Back Happy Memories for People Afflicted with Dementia

Social Enterprise Brings Back Happy Memories for People Afflicted with Dementia
Social entrepreneur Anne Forrest, founder of Memories UK Ltd, sets life stories in digital format...



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