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Links in Residential Location, Transportation Access and Employment Outcomes between Housing Voucher Recipients
Gathering information from the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing program (MTO) and the Welfare to Work Voucher program (WTW), a new Urban Institute study delves into the connection between...more



HIV/STI Prevention Program Helps Displaced Persons in Haiti
A new research shows that displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can significantly impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village through a HIV/STI prevention program. This prevention...more

Binge Drinking 5 or More Alcoholic Drinks Common among High School Seniors
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, binge drinking five or more alcoholic drinks in a row is common among high school senior students. The authors note...more

Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Teacher Stress and Burnout
A new research published in The Permanente Journal documents how the Transcendental Meditation technique substantially reduced teacher stress, depression and burnout. The research examines the...more

Back of Pack Warnings Create Little Effectiveness on Young Smokers
In a latest research published online in Tobacco Control, back of pack photo or text warnings indicating the hazards of smoking are not that effective on teen smokers, especially for regular...more

Income Mixing Across Neighborhood and Geographic Scales
An Urban Institute report takes on a planning and policy tool called income mixing indicating the rationale, trends, policies, practice, and research for more inclusive neighborhoods and metropolitan...more

Life Expectancy of Older Women Continues to Improve in Developed Nations
According to a study that will soon appear in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older continues to improve. The findings note that the...more

Mindfulness Training Reduces Mind Wandering Among College Students
A team of University of Miami (UM) researchers have found that a form of mental training called mindfulness training can significantly reduce mind wandering in college students, foster learning and...more

Health Concerns among Children Vary in Race and Ethnicity
According to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, American adults view childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013,...more

Indigenous Social Enterprise Program Harbors Support from School and Local Government
Haere Whakamua, an indigenous social enterprise program, gathers support from the Auckland Council and the University of Auckland Business School to release potential business opportunities in both...more






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The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy


The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy

Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.


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