It’s Thanksgiving week, and while I’m consumed with visions of turkey, cranberry sauce (canned, not homemade) and pumpkin pie, I bet you’re less focused on your appetite and more on how you can give back this week. That’s why we love our readers! Looking for ideas? Here are seven. Add your own in the comments…
Hello! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday for those who celebrate. This time of year is often a time when individuals focus on how to improve the world by supporting special causes. However, choosing just one or two organizations to support can be difficult. Prioritizing who needs the most help can be daunting….
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Boxes filled with Santa costumes, 4-inch high heels, and cocktail dresses landed in tsunami-affected areas. In some places, open tubes of Neosporin, Preparation H, and Viagra showed up. The aid community has coined a term for these items that get shipped from people’s closets and medicine cabinets as SWEDOW—Stuff We Don’t Want. From “Please Don’t…
As you may have heard, October has been named “National Anti-Bullying Month.” As I was doing research for this post I found an observation regarding how sad it is that we need to have a national “anti-bullying” month, but that is where we are as a society today, unfortunately. Bullying of any kind, whether it…
A Platform for Good‘s mission is to highlight how technology can enhance our lives, and the opportunities it affords us to create social change. They pay particular attention to how Millennials are using technology for good. Unfortunately, most of what we read about are headlines about out-of-control cyber-bullying, 20-somethings posting regrettable photos on Instagram, and…