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Contessa Gayles

24 October 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Arts & Minds is a program run by the Studio Museum in Harlem that provides opportunities for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to be creative and express themselves in a way that does not require language. ...

The Atlantic

Alan Taylor

22 October 2013

Rjukan, Norway

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Small towns located deep in the valleys of steep mountains, like Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, can be cut off from sunlight for almost half a year but computer-controlled mirrors are helping to change that. Th...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

19 October 2013

Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

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An affordable housing development in Mount Laurel, N.J., holds promise for integration by placing the development in an upscale suburban area. Since 140 affordable units were built in 2000, there has been no effect on...

WNYC

Manoush Zomorodi

16 October 2013

Bronx, New York, United States

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The 2008 recession’s job losses spurred a development of a Do-It-Yourself economy. With the advent of Uber, Etsy, Airbnb, and others, the marketplace has become full of micro-entrepreneurs who thrive with independent ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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16 October 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Unified School District is piloting a collaboration with the design firm IDEO to re-imagine the school food system and help combat childhood obesity by better designing the space and the experience o...

Wired

Joshua Davis

15 October 2013

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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Students in Matamoros, Mexico, didn't have reliable Internet access, steady electricity, or much hope—until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

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Emily Constance

14 October 2013

Oakland, California, United States

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Disadvantaged individuals can often have difficulty finding employment due to lack of job training and references. A free 12-week program offers intensive culinary training at St. Vincent de Paul kitchen along with ot...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 October 2013

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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What is the best use of a teacher’s precious face-to-face classroom time? It’s working one-on-one with students, not lecturing. To free up more time for the important stuff, some teachers are now recording videos of t...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

8 October 2013

Punjab, India

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With 60 percent of India's population relying on agriculture for living, the country faces a dire challenge of what to do with accumulated agricultural waste. Instead of burning it, as they traditionally would do, the...

The Huffington Post

Sarah van Gelder

4 October 2013

United States

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Climate change is obviously a real and present problem - but it needs to become both more covered in the media, as well as respected by corporations, for it to start to be remedied.

United Nations University

Ingvar Birgir Fridleifsson, Málfrídur Ómarsdóttir

4 October 2013

Hellisheidi, Iceland

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As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of balancing rapid development and energy needs against sustainability initiatives and conscientious practices, renewables continue to provide a growing, construct...

The Huffington Post

Kate Kelland

23 September 2013

Geneva, Switzerland

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HIV/AIDS infection and death rates are down world-wide, due to an increasing access to anti-retroviral treatment that has come from private donations, UN-work, and increased public health spending by heavily affected ...

The New York Times Magazine

Paul Tullis

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19 September 2013

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, United States

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Between climate change and an ever increasing population, wildfires are becoming more and more of an annual challenge to mitigate, with firefighters and policy makers walking a thin edge between the need for natural b...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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18 September 2013

United States

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Medicine is in crisis; doctors face early burnout. Medical education contributes: it creates doctors who don’t show emotion. But The Healer’s Art, a medical school course delivered in an unconventional manner, reminds...

The Huffington Post

Catherine Pearson

12 September 2013

New York, New York, United States

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One of the most vexing problems in U.S. maternity care is that low-income women, who have among the worst reproductive health outcomes in this country, also have limited access to outside birthing support. A new gover...

NPR

Matt Stiles

11 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Playgrounds that are accessible for children with special needs can be difficult to find. NPR launched a national crowd-sourced guide called Playgrounds for Everyone, which invited individuals to add playgrounds that ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 September 2013

Tanzania

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Phone lines in Africa and South Asia would never have gotten to the poor - but these places have leapfrogged over last-century technology and gone straight to mobile phones. Now the same thing is happening with off-gr...

CityLab

Clare Foran

6 September 2013

Vienna, Australia

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Gender mainstreaming is the practice of creating “laws, rules and regulations that benefit men and women equally. The goal is to provide equal access to city resources.” Since the 90s the city of Vienna has adopted th...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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4 September 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Sexual assault, rape, and sexism are social problems that young women face and many feel powerless to create change. Non-profit organizations such as SPARK and WAM have trained teenage girls to be advocates for thems...

Orange County Register

Margot Roosevelt

1 September 2013

Long Beach, California, United States

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In the past five years, as federal and state minimum wage levels failed to keep pace with the cost of living, and as the recession took its toll, the living wage movement has accelerated. Across the United States, mor...

The New York Times

Amy O'Leary

19 August 2013

Uganda

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Lost children in third world countries suffer from severe emotional distress without their parents. UNICEF has started using a new app called RapidFTR that helps reunite lost children with their families.

The New York Times

Damien Cave

17 August 2013

Jamaica

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Marking a departure from other countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America, Jamaica has seen its crime rate fall after many years of lawlessness. A combination of factors helped bring this about, includin...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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13 August 2013

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Why do hospitals charge such outrageous prices for health care? Because they can – especially because they have the complicity of your insurance company. But some pioneering insurers are holding down costs.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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10 August 2013

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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In Cleveland, as in much of the United States, rape remains muffled by stigma and cloaked with such secrecy that discussions about it often are relegated to courtrooms. Activists are now campaigning for more widesprea...

The New York Times

Peg Tyre

7 August 2013

Queens, New York, United States

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Many students doing poorly in school are not doing poorly enough to go to city-mandated summer school - yet they will likely fall further behind their peers during the summer. A summer school program in New York City ...

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