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Disparity in Cognitive Ability between Poor Rural, Urban Children
Dartmouth College researchers found that kids in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual, but higher on verbal of working memory tests than their urban counterparts. The Dartmouth...more



Social Enterprises Could Be Key to Improving Government Procurement Challenges
Government procurement practices are government units and state-owned businesses' methods of identifying whom to get goods and services. However, government procurement practices seem not to be...more

Twitter: The New Voice of the People
Although the Internet has spurned many platforms for people to have a greater voice and involvement in their society, Twitter is a better source of information than traditional news sources and...more

Early Depression Causes Cardiac Risks in Teens
Cardiologists and mental health professionals find that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Teens who have suffered depression as kids are prone to cardiac risks later in...more

Students Develop Smog-Busting Roof Tiles to Clean Air Pollution
University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering students have developed an inexpensive titanium dioxide roof tile coating that can take off smog-forming nitrogen...more

Queen City Forward Helps Social Entrepreneursí Ideas Come Into Fruition
Queen City Forward is a nonprofit hub that boosts the creation and impact of social entrepreneurs and social ventures. The hub seeks to help social entrepreneurs make their projects possible. One...more

DOnetwork and Independent Living Centers Aim to Create Accessible Communities
In light of the 23rd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) enables California's 28 Independent Living Centers (ILCs)...more

Philanthropy Learning: Why It Matters
Elizabeth Marquardt, FamilyScholars.org editor and author, analyzes why philanthropy should be taught to primary school students. Marquardt describes University of Maryland professor Noah D....more

Cancer Victim Raised $5 Million for Charity Before His Death
Stephen Sutton, after being diagnosed with bowel cancer inspiring millions with his story and before his death, has raised more than $5 million on his JustGiving page to fund Teenage Cancer Trust, a...more

Network of Weather Observers Seek Volunteers in North Carolina
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) seeks volunteer weather observers to to measure rainfall in their backyards in North Carolina. The network will use the data...more




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