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Bahrain Appoints First Woman Judge

Women are making inroads in the government of Bahrain, a tiny Persian Gulf country that first gave women the right to vote and stand...
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Twelve Amazing Teens Changing the World

After receiving nearly 1,500 nominations for its 2006 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program, 12 inspiring kids have been recognized for their outstanding efforts to...

Natural Reconstruction of Breasts from Stem Cells in Fat

Cytori Therapeutics is testing a breast reconstruction therapy that uses stem cells derived from fat to reconstruct breast tissue in women who have...
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One Man Creates Peace in African Country Torn by Ethnicity

Gearing up for October elections, Côte d'Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) faces fear that a renewed eruption of violence between ethnic groups will destroy any...
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How a Chocolate Bar Saved a Mayan Community from Destruction

When you see a product marked with the Fair Trade emblem, it means the farmers were paid top dollar for their goods. UK Green...
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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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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...