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US Ranks Below Industrialized Countries in Health Care Spending Efficiency
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal conducted a study that reveals United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 industrialized nations when examined...more



Canadian Youth Chooses Transit-Near Urban Amenities over Suburbs
In a University of Waterloo study, young adults in Canada want to live close to transit, high-density housing, and urban core areas rather than settle in suburbs. The study will be published in an...more

Being a Parent Can Be Learned
A study in developmental psychology published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies documents that being a parent can be learned. A How-to Parenting program is designed to help parents know...more

New Research Establishes Girls More Prone to Math Anxiety
A latest study to appear in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that girls are more anxious when it comes to mathematics than their male peers. The...more

Only Few Health Policy Researchers Communicate Findings Via Social Media
According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, only a few percentage of health policy researchers were reported using Twitter, blogs and Facebook to...more

Mapping the Homelessness Problem in America
Nonprofits, designers, and technology specialists have gathered together at the recent Hack to End Homelessness event in Seattle to visualize and contextualize the homelessness problem across the...more

Homeless Youth in the Spotlight
In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth...more

Risks of Student Cyberbullying
In a soon-to-be published report in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online...more

An Unprecedented Look at Gender Gap in College Enrollment
In the October 2013 issue of Educational Researcher (ER), it examines the role of sorting between boys and girls across public U.S. high schools in explaining the gender gap of college enrollment...more

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating among Children
In a new study by a research team in the University of South Carolina, a low-cost, incentive-based program called the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge promotes healthy eating habits among...more






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Tata Social Enterprise Conference Renders Guidance, Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs


Tata Social Enterprise Conference Renders Guidance, Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The Tata Social Enterprise Conference is a one-day event that gathered thought leaders and experts from the social enterprise sector to offer guidance and advice to aspiring social entrepreneurs.




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