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760,000 people in 118 countries Walk to Eradicate Hunger

Last Sunday, more than 760,000 people took to the streets of more than 100 countries to walk five kilometres in support of Fight Hunger:...
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Mexican Artisans Turn Trash Into Fashion

It began as a way to clean up the environment and make something useful — and perhaps profitable. The products ... women's clutches,...
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G is for Girl Flicks

EDITOR'S BLOG I just curled up to watch the kind of movie no one else in my family is particularly interested in....

Dramatic Downward Trend in Rapes

The Justice Department’s latest annual National Crime Victimization Survey of the United States estimates that rapes and attempted rapes fell more than 80 percent...
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Tiny Town in Newfoundland Hosts 10,000 Stranded Airline Passengers on 9-11

On September 11, thousands of Good Samaritans were inspired to generosity, kindness and helpfulness. In turn, we were inspired by them. When all North American...

Female Nobel Laureates Campaign for Peace between U.S., Iran

Two women who are Nobel Peace Prize winners are teamed up with other women laureates to launch a campaign to promote peaceful solutions to...

New Vaccine Prevents Cervical Cancer

A new vaccine will prevent hundreds of deaths from cervical cancer each year in the UK, the BBC reports today. After receiving the...

Rival Gangs in Jamaica Find Common Ground: A New Woman Prime Minister

"Portia Simpson-Miller, 51, who will be sworn in next week as the first woman Prime Minister of Jamaica, has prompted a rare dose of...

Clicks Against Breast Cancer, and Hunger, and Deforestation, and…

My friend Katharine sent me a message that the Breast Cancer Site was having trouble getting enough people to click on their site for...
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The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World

The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World (Hardcover) The researchers who wrote this fascinating book characterize a new group of...
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Press Clips and Publicity

CBS Evening News Katie Couric's Notebook (Video) "The Good News Network is devoted to all the good news that's fit to print... When...
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Forest Restoration Program Alleviates Poverty

The Cauto River, Cuba's longest, was ravaged by a five-year drought, and its forests were destroyed for firewood. River banks crumbled, damaging the river’s...
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“Mom (or dad)… I Love You”

Past hurts stay in our minds and hearts. If we are lucky they can be healed while we are still alive. Mom and I fought...

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Why would Peter and Linda Biehl, a wealthy, conservative Newport Beach couple, leave their privileged community for South Africa to work arm in arm...

“Firefighters ROCK” Screamed Signs at Homemade Parade Honoring Colorado Firefighters

Pine Junction, Colorado- On June 24th, 2000, citizens saluted firefighters with a hometown parade honoring their bravery and hard work. Children rode bicycles with signs...
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Cancer and Christmas Both Begin with C

We can even use holidays to enrich the soul and strengthen it for harder times, so that when those times come, as they will...
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UPS Sends Senior Managers Into Hell’s Kitchen to Help Poor

Call it a crash course in “The Shocking Facts of Life 101”, when United Parcel Service executives from around the country are air-dropped into...
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Florida Firefighters Honored On the Internet

The men and women who fought the fires in Florida this summer are heroes (and Good Samaritans). They put their duty and life on...
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Iran’s New President Offers Reformers Hope

A stunning upset in the Iranian elections in May, 1997 ushered in a new moderate President, Mohammed Khatemi, and promises of reform and tolerance....
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Service Animals Help Mentally and Emotionally Challenged to Function

AIRMONT, N.Y. -- When Micky Niego knew she had to go out in public, the fear and stress could bring on a severe asthma...