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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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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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