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Organized chaos

Writ­ing this arti­cle inspired me to buy all kinds of bins, and some of them even have stuff in them now! Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I’ve got a long way to go before our chaos gets orga­nized. “Help your preschool­er con­trol toy chaos”, Par­entMap, March 2006

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Integrated preschools, for kids with and without disabilities

This was one of those top­ics that I def­i­nite­ly had an opin­ion on before I even start­ed. For­tu­nate­ly, that always makes me even more care­ful to research thor­ough­ly. It’s always fun to do an arti­cle where the research and inter­views force me to com­plete­ly change my pre­vi­ous­ly unin­formed opin­ions. This one will stand out in my mind for a long

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They’re only baby teeth… Why bother?

Here’s a top­ic I am all too famil­iar with. Despite my best attempts, which admit­ted­ly are nei­ther thor­ough nor con­sis­tent, both my chil­dren had cav­i­ties by age three. I thought I’d done all the research, asked all the right ques­tions, and made all the right deci­sions to pre­vent it from hap­pen­ing again, so I was sure I knew exact­ly what

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Simply elegant

I first learned about the Rid­ers for Health orga­ni­za­tion on PBS’ Rx for Sur­vival tele­vi­sion series. The con­cept is sim­ple: give motor­cy­cles to Africa’s health work­ers and train them to ride and repair them them­selves. With this trans­porta­tion, they can effec­tive­ly dis­trib­ute aid and admin­is­ter basic health care to remote vil­lages. The impact is noth­ing short of revolutionary. 

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The TIME.com Global Health Blog

Time mag­a­zine’s Chris­tine Gor­man blogs about the lat­est inter­na­tion­al health news on the TIME.com Glob­al Health Blog (and yes, it has an RSS feed).

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ONE

What does one of the world’s most famous rock stars know about pover­ty? Plen­ty. Bono not only makes great music, he is mak­ing big changes in the world as well. In 2002, Bono found­ed DATA, Debt AIDS Trade Africa. He now influ­ences pop­u­lar cul­ture AND the world’s most pow­er­ful lead­ers. In recog­ni­tion of his achieve­ments, TIME mag­a­zine named him one

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Social Capitalist Awards 2006

From the Fast­Com­pa­ny web site: “Intro­duc­ing the Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Cap­i­tal­ist Award winners–25 entre­pre­neurs solv­ing the world’s tough­est prob­lems with cre­ativ­i­ty, inge­nu­ity, and pas­sion. Because they can’t stand a vacuum. ”

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Blogging for Change

Over the past few years, I’ve been doing an increas­ing amount of research about social entre­peneurs, non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, and local and glob­al chal­lenges. Because I believe it’s my respon­si­bil­i­ty and priv­i­lege to share the knowl­edge that I col­lect, I’m launch­ing a new blog for my find­ings and thoughts on how we can change the world for the bet­ter. You can

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How to Change the World

The book that start­ed all of this for me was How to Change the World: Social Entre­pre­neurs and the Pow­er of New Ideas by David Born­stein. He pro­files peo­ple who have made a change in their world, focus­ing on nine indi­vid­u­als who were select­ed for fel­low­ships by an orga­ni­za­tion called Ashoka. Ashoka’s mis­sion is “to shape a cit­i­zen sec­tor that

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Change making launch

Over the past few years, I’ve been increas­ing­ly drawn to social entre­peneur­ship and the pow­er to change the world that has been demon­strat­ed by indi­vid­u­als. With the rise of tech­nol­o­gy, glob­al­iza­tion, and wealth, the pow­er to cre­ate pos­i­tive change in the world is ever-increas­ing. Still, there are seri­ous glob­al chal­lenges that human­i­ty must face. This blog will high­light indi­vid­u­als and

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