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Making dollars make sense

‘Money Matters: Make It Count’ teaches financial literacy to teens. Most parents want to be good role models for their children, but when it comes to finances, many are not equipped to set a solid example. It’s no secret that financial literacy is low among a majority of Americans. Only one-third of the population is…

Sustainable surfing
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Sustainable surfing

Waves for Water partners with surfers, teachers and government agencies to bring clean water to developing countries.  Pro surfer Jon Rose was in the water when the 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia in 2009. He had no idea what he’d find when he reached land. The quake leveled the city of Padang, claiming more than…

Giving back on #GivingTuesday

Holiday shoppers exhausted their wallets on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but today, many are opening their wallets once more for a great cause. By Lizeth Beltran – #GivingTuesday, a social movement that first began in 2012, is dedicated to encouraging people to give to philanthropic efforts. It is a simple concept – find a…

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Mindfulness

Charting a path toward greater sanity, well-being, and purpose—and changing business from within By David Gelles –  When my article “The Mind Business” was published, I wasn’t sure how readers would respond. In previous years, I had interviewed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in Silicon Valley and Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff in prison. Those articles got…

anxiety
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Praying for relief

Finding peace in the midst of overwhelming anxiety By Liz Riggs –  My first memory of dealing with anxiety was as a young child in late elementary school, waiting for my mom to return home from the evening classes she was taking to advance her teaching license. I knew what time she was supposed to…

CicLAvia_photo by Monica Orozco
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5 Steps to No-Nonsense Cycling in the City

There’s something about being on a bicycle that elicits a childlike feeling. by Kristin Marguerite Doidge – Remember those carefree summer days when riding your bicycle around the neighborhood was your favorite way to pass the time? In the midst of back-to-school schedules, deadlines, emails, to-do lists, bills and appointments, kids of all ages need…

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A Small Shed that Feeds a Million Children Every Day

By Jackeline Luna –  There’s a tiny blue shed on a farm in Scotland that feeds school children in some of the world’s poorest countries. The shed is headquarters to Mary’s Meals, a nonprofit, that celebrated an impressive milestone last May in the country where it all started. “We celebrated in a small village in…

Protecting Girlhood
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Protecting Girlhood

Memory Banda grew up in rural Malawi in a community that practices child marriage. The girls in her village were expected to leave school to attend an initiation camp when they reached puberty, usually at the age of 10, 11 or 12. While at these camps, they were taught how to please men and were…

GoodWorks Coffee & Tea Founder Sam Cornthwaite making a cup of coffee overlooking the Bridger Mountain range in his home state, Montana.
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Make your mug matter

GoodWorks Coffee & Tea founder shares his effort to empower farmers, train at-risk orphans for employment and brew well.   By Samuel Cornthwaite | Photos courtesy of Floodlight Film + Photo – It’s 4:32 p.m. when the wheels screech hitting the ground in Beijing, China. Just 50 miles away is a “small city” of relative unimportance…

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Homeless Rock Stars

Nigel Skeet has been photographing some of Rock & Roll’s greatest like Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Poison, to name a few, since arriving in L.A. in 1986.  But now, his focus has shifted to capturing the inner rock star in the homeless man and woman. In a studio in downtown Redding, Calif. Skeet and…

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