Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in. The past 15 years have witnessed an overwhelming amount of research […]Read more "How the language you speak changes your view of the world"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Two Canadian mayors want to launch an experiment that could change how we think about poverty forever. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi signaled support for a variant of the policy known as a “negative income tax,” and expressed a desire for Alberta’s new left-wing finance minister Joe Ceci to explore the idea. His […]Read more "Could the concept of “Basic Income” be the answer to eradicate poverty?"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Google’s autocomplete function provides suggestions derived from common Google searches by other users. Comparing autocomplete results for searches on different countries reveals how certain places are perceived by people around the World. It turns out that Google searches for the cost of something vary widely depending on the country of […]Read more "Cost Obsessions Around the World (Everything from beer to weddings, goats, prostitutes and more)"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Although recycling and more efficient packaging-waste efforts have made a dent in the amount of garbage heading to landfills, every day the average American still produces a whopping three pounds of trash, much of it from our food. So what if we could eliminate food-packaging waste before it even gets into our […]Read more "At This Zero-Waste Grocery Store, Plastic and Packaging Aren’t Allowed"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity For 45 years, the secular holiday Earth Day has brought people—along with their ideas and enthusiasm—together to confront the world’s environmental challenges. There will be speeches about sustainability, discussions about air quality, and pamphlets on how to reduce your carbon footprint. You might even learn how to help save some sub-Saharan elephants, but […]Read more "The Biggest Threat to the Earth? “We Have Too Many People” – According to an ecologist."
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity A year after obtaining WHO certification for the elimination of polio, India is on the verge of crossing another milestone in public health. It has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus — an infection that at its peak killed an estimated 2 lakh adults and children every year — and is expecting […]Read more "After polio, India set to win battle against tetanus at childbirth"
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Of all the secrets of war, there is one that is so well kept that it exists mostly as a rumour. It is usually denied by the perpetrator and his victim. Governments, aid agencies and human rights defenders at the UN barely acknowledge its possibility. Yet every now and then […]Read more "The rape of men: one the darkest secret of war"
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity South Africa’s richest black man, Patrice Motsepe, has announced he is giving away half his wealth to improve the lives of the poor. The mining magnate said the money would be handled by the Motsepe Foundation to address education and health issues. He said he was inspired by the word’s two […]Read more "South Africa’s richest black man gives $1.3 billion, half his wealth, to the poor"
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Iodine deficiency is the world’s most prevalent cause of brain damage, along with a host of other health complications. In India, the problem is particularly acute because of low levels of iodine in the soil. Iodine-fortified salt mitigates the risk, yet the cost means an estimated 350 million Indians do […]Read more "Life Saving Dot – providing iodine to women in rural India"
Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and a major cause of anaemia, which results in everything from fatigue and dizziness to impaired immune function. Following fieldwork in Cambodia, Canadian epidemiologist Chris Charles discovered that placing a small piece of iron into an aluminium pot while […]Read more "Lucky Iron Fish – tackling iron deficiency in Cambodia"