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The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

The New York Times

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In a world divided into factions, social entrepreneurs are connecting people in new configurations and helping them work together more effectively because social entrepreneurs tend to pursue an end in a communal way.

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The Rise of ‘Studyblrs'

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Students in today's technical world are now using blogging and other forms of social media, known as studyblrs, in order to help each other improve achievement through online homework help, communication, and encouragement.

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The News We Need to Hear

The New York Times

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In reporting about problems, reporters continually run the risks of inadvertently legitimizing negative behaviors by making them appear more pervasive — and therefore more normal — than they actually are. Some journalists are trying to focus on solutions amongst all the problems which are so much...

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Summer Reading: How to Shake Up the Status Quo

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Social innovation rarely comes from “eureka” moments; it’s much more deliberate - it’s something that can be studied and learned. A short summer reading list for anyone interested in shaking up the status quo.

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Social Change's Age of Enlightenment

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We’re getting smarter about the way we’re addressing social problems. Patterns in the most effective solutions are emerging, such as making evidence-based decisions, accepting that humans act irrationally, and bringing people back together to build comprehensive solutions.

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Girls Tweeting (Not Twerking) Their Way to Power

The New York Times

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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 themselves. Online campaigns and social media have also made teenage girls feel empow...

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Good News Beats Bad on Social Networks

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Broadcast and printed news offers more coverage on suffering, war, and chaos. However, social media has altered the expectations of news by empowering individuals to spread positive news and emotions that reflects their own identities.

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On the Web, a Revolution in Giving

The New York Times

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New crowdfunding options can help even the smallest donor's contributions to have a meaningful impact, bolstering a sense of personal involvement, maximizing knowledge about causes, and inspiring greater participation.

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How Pinterest Is Revolutionizing Your Child's Classroom

Bright Magazine

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Colorful volumes of books have aided teaching for centuries; however, the scope of engagement in the internet age demands newer methods for pedagogy. Pinterest, a social media-constructed visual bulletin board, has become a venue in which teachers share their pinned visual media, lesson plans, an...

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How to Cut the Prison Population (See for Yourself)

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Prisons in the United States are overcrowded with many non-violent offenders and the cost to keep them in jail consumes public budgets. Criminal justice reform has attracted bipartisan interest with diverse proposals to aid adjust the incarceration rate. The Urban Institute has developed an inter...

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