Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity If you’ve just had it with taking the subway, or sitting in an office, or just generally being around other people, you may be in luck. Slovakian firm Nice Architects has built an egg-shaped “Ecocapsule” that runs entirely on solar and wind energy, allowing its dweller(s) to live both literally, […]Read more "Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Could Let You Live Off-The-Grid Anywhere In The World"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity It weighs no more than 300 grams, fits easily into a backpack and looks like any other plastic bag. But the simple device is a life-saver for people who have no access to clean drinking water. The bag, called Fieldtrate Lite, filters dirty water, such as river water, through a […]Read more "This Clean Water Device Creates A Tap From A Backpack, And It’s Saving Lives"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Rameshwar Natholi received an unexpected gift from the government recently when workmen descended on his modest home in this rural village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and built a brand-new toilet in his front yard. Natholi, a farmworker, said he never wanted one. Most people in his […]Read more "India is building millions of toilets, but getting people to use them is another story"
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"