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Business For Good: Giving PTSD the Attention it Deserves

The Philadelphia Citizen

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An Army veteran who served in Iraq saw that post traumatic Stress disorder afflicted too many of his peers. He started a mental health technology company that tracks health data from heart rate to exercise to time spent meditating or journaling. The app can signal to users when they should check ...

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Virtual Reality Helps Hospice Workers See Life And Death Through A Patient's Eyes

NPR

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The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is using virtual reality to help medical students empathize with patients who are at the end of their lives. The technology has also been used to create other simulations and help health-care workers in training better understand their...

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The Little Libraries Bringing Books into People’s Homes

BBC

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Around the world, people are putting out Little Free Libraries—a small birdhouse like box for people to take, leave, or swap books. These libraries have helped create easy access to book ownership and reading as well as community among neighbors.

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In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?

The New York Times

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France is at the forefront of efforts to integrate internet literacy into standard primary and secondary course requirements. By partnering with journalists and educators, the French government is working to stop the spread of misinformation by teaching students how to identify misleading tweets,...

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Making a Difference in 2018

The New York Times

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In times of political gridlock, individuals have stepped up to make meaningful changes in their communities, with their solutions inspiring others around the world. From ground-up political action that decreased gerrymandering in Michigan to an accessible coding bootcamp to helping women’s health...

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A Denver construction company’s tech saved it lots of time and money. Then it shared with competitors — for free

The Colorado Sun

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PCL Construction is known in the construction industry for being innovative. Most recently, they have begun a push to integrate technology to modernize their company and the industry. By working with software engineers and app developers, the company has drastically improved efficiency. Not conte...

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