There was a lot to read on the subject of social issues this week.
When I think of urban farms, I typically think of gentrifying neighborhoods in places like Austin and Brooklyn…not Gaza.
Though human trafficking may seem like a thing that only occurs in eastern Europe and in Asia, the United States is a common destination for human trafficking victims.
The user scans the barcode of an object in a supermarket, and Buycott shows you its corporate family tree. Buycott also has a way for you to track companies that have donated to causes in which you may or may not believe.
Researchers from Humboldt University have taken geotagged ableist, racist and homophobic Tweet over the past year and mapped them
Here are some of the best articles that we found this week.
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Reading through some of these posts, inspired me to think about the women in my family and I found that there are common threads that go beyond physical appearance that link us all together.
There’s no denying that Instagram is filled with pictures of what people ate for brunch that day – and that can be used for a purpose.
We need to burn this trash in a responsible way but then refocus on how to produce less.
Deforestation has been an issue for decades now, with agriculture the biggest driver.
Girls with an interest in programming will be able to see themselves and be encouraged to pursue this field.
An estimated 30 to 40 million trees are chopped down each year for firewood and, at this point, somewhere between 90 to 98 percent of the country’s trees are gone.
Using pre-fabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and even training visitors to help with post-operative care, the group believes it can cut the cost of heart surgery to an astonishing 800 dollars.
Without an explanation for poverty’s creation, there’s no clear identifiable way to fix it – or maybe even a will to fix it.
The thing is, it does matter that, for a brief period of time, these people were believed to be suspects, even if only in the court of public opinion and not by the FBI.
Here you’ll find some of our favorite blog posts that we discovered this week, posts that were so elegantly, wittily and brilliantly put that we just wanted to commend them.
Most people wouldn’t typically use the word “Delight” to describe a public toilet, but that’s not stopping this Gates Foundation-approved company
Recent research has been trying to change that, by converting materials from inedible plants, like wood, into materials that people can eat.
What’s interesting here: Japan as a case study for the best toilet nation. They’ve taken the shame out of toilets.
Just as the world isn’t black and white, neither is the United States anymore.
By ending human trafficking, organizations hope to put an end to affiliated crimes, like narco-trafficking, organ trafficking and the underground arms trade.
Sometime recently, I guess, Mattel issued a Mexican Barbie and apparently, despite the fact that it’s a top-rated doll on the website, the reception has been a mixed bag.
I’m already aware.
Last Christmas, I asked for the Hunger Games trilogy, having seen and enjoyed the movie.