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1 October 2018
The warning system in Indonesia to alert residents of tsunamis could not prevent disaster in Sulawesi because it hasn't worked for six years after many of the surface buoys were vandalized. However, a new system is un...
29 August 2018
Cultures separated by conflict sometimes share surprising similarities in cuisine. Ragini Kashyap hosts dinners around the world demonstrating these similarities, bringing people together over food.
28 August 2018
The #FreePeriodScotland campaign is giving more women access to menstrual supplies and starting a conversation about women’s health and biology. Now Scotland is fighting what’s known as “period poverty”—when women don...
8 January 2018
Iceland is hoping to become the first country to eliminate the pay gap between men and women after it imposed a law that mandates companies get an equal pay certification or face a fine.”This law is thought to be the ...
10 November 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
While great strides have been made, ignorance and misinformation around how HIV is contracted remains to this day. In order to dispell some ignorant ideas, a Toronto hospital that focuses on HIV care created a pop-up ...
27 September 2017
The average median-income family in the United States spends 13 hours per year preparing and filing their taxes, plus $370 paying someone to help. “In other countries, it’s a matter of minutes and costs nothing,” says...
14 December 2015
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Girls from the Nairobi slum of Kibera had a problem: They could not attend school because they could not afford sanitary pads. Absent government help, they decided to form a savings group, depositing and investing money.
15 September 2015
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
In the Mumbai slum of Dharavi, an NGO called Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) is working to make life safer by teaching men the importance of not being violent towards women. Through an app cal...
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