How the language you speak changes your view of the world

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 […]

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Could the concept of “Basic Income” be the answer to eradicate poverty?

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 […]

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Cost Obsessions Around the World (Everything from beer to weddings, goats, prostitutes and more)

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 […]

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At This Zero-Waste Grocery Store, Plastic and Packaging Aren’t Allowed

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 […]

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The Biggest Threat to the Earth? “We Have Too Many People” – According to an ecologist.

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 […]

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After polio, India set to win battle against tetanus at childbirth

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 […]

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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 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 […]

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Life Saving Dot – providing iodine to women in rural India

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 […]

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Lucky Iron Fish – tackling iron deficiency in Cambodia

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 […]

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