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Role Parents Play Affect Risk of Drug Use Among Teens
According to a new research led by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention (IREFREA) with headquarters in Mallorca, together with other European and Spanish universities, having authoritarian...more



Inequality and Poverty Increases in New York City
A new census data reads that there is more inequality and poverty in New York City in 2012. The New York Times' Sam Roberts pinpoints the most alarming stats from the bureau data: 1 in 5 New...more

Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support Program
A report, "Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support (IV-D) Program: 2010 Census Survey Results," uses the latest data gathered by the US Census Bureau to describe custodial families...more

The Emotional and Educational Price Low-Income Children Pay
According to a report from the Boston College and Tufts University, which was published in the journal Developmental Psychology, shows low-income families with substandard housing takes toll on...more

Low Levels of Exercise and Heavy Use of Electronic Media Result to Increased Health Risks Among Children
A University of Eastern Finland study finds that low levels of physical activity and heavy use of electronic media are associated with increased risk factors for type 2 diabetes and vascular diseases...more

Optimization of Cognitive Training Tasks to Speed Up Learning
Lumosity, the online cognitive and neuroscience research company, presents a study entitled "Optimizing Cognitive Training Task Designs to Improve Learning Rates in a Large Online...more

Young Adults Who Care for Animals May Have Stronger Communal Connections and Relationships
According to a study appearing in Applied Developmental Science, young adults who care for animals may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities. Megan Mueller, Ph.D.,...more

Problem-Solving Education May Curtail Parental Stress Post-ASD Diagnosis
According to a study led by Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D., of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues, problem-solving education (PSE) may scale down parental stress and depressive...more

Commonwealth Fund Scorecard Presents State-by-State Survey of Healthcare Systems
A new Commonwealth Fund scorecard presents the first state-by-state comparison of health care experiences of Americans. The scorecard finds low-income individuals in top performing states are...more

Prosocial Youth More Likely to Avoid Deviant Peers, Less Likely to Show Problem Behaviors
According to a new study by University of Missouri, prosocial behaviors, or actions intended to help others, may prevent youth from associating with deviant peers, and making the youth less likely to...more






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Hitting The Ground With Your Social Enterprise Career


Hitting The Ground With Your Social Enterprise Career

Katie Kross, Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) in Duke University and author of Profession and Purpose – A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in  Sustainability, shares on a guest blog how you will be able to kick-start a career in social entrepreneurship.




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