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A Trivia Game that Pays Off Student Debt

“Play trivia, do good, win a million.” A California based company wants to raise 10 million dollars through crowdfunding to pay off some student loans and make three trivia masters millionaires in the process. Givling is a web based trivia game that allows players the opportunity to test their knowledge of current events, pop culture…

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Too Good to Waste

Last week, France passed a law banning the common practice among supermarkets of ruining unsold food by pouring bleach into their garbage bins filled with food so that it could not be eaten by anyone desperate enough to rummage through them. Arash Derambarsh, municipal councillor in a region just northwest of Paris, fought for this new law…

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Just the ticket

Tix4Cause flips empty seats for charity cash. By Lizeth Beltran – Another weekend, another game day. Though routine in Mary Nemetz’s household, she still hadn’t come to grips with sacrificing her favorite television program to watch grown men run around chasing a ball. On this day, Nemetz was ready to flip the channel, even if it…

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Play everywhere, anywhere

By Lizeth Beltran –  Imagine a place where your child could not enjoy the simple notion of playing ball with friends. For many children living in war-torn countries, playtime means kicking around the closest thing that resembles a ball. Tim Jahnigen, a former lyricist, came up with an idea to help children affected by poverty…

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The college conundrum

Is there an intergenerational payoff to education?   By Neeraj Kaushal – There is a growing anxiety in American society about the rising cost of higher education. Every year hundreds of thousands of students graduate from colleges with huge student loans and a diminishing ability for repayment. Adjusting for inflation, the price of undergraduate tuition…

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Tips on Conserving Water

By Jackeline Luna – It’s no secret that California is running low on water. Images of dry reservoirs, shrinking lakes and dead almond trees are popping up everywhere online. This is the fourth year the golden state is in a drought, one of the worst on record. Last April, California Governor Jerry Brown issued an…

The Future of Tourism
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The Future of Tourism

Aziz Abu Sarah wants to break down cultural and historical barriers between people through tourism. In 2009, he co-founded Mejdi Tours, a joint Jewish-Arab tour company based out of Arlington, Va. along with a conflict-resolution professor and a former financial adviser. Their goal was to create a new kind of tour company that uses tourism…

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A Mobile Shower for the homeless

By Jackeline Luna – Most people begin their day by hopping in the shower but for those living in the streets, a clean shower is not conveniently located steps away. By taking a retired city-donated San Francisco Municipal bus and transforming it into a mobile shower station, Doniece Sandoval, founder and executive director of  Lava…

Clothed with Dignity
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Clothed with Dignity

Tucked into trendy, walkable midtown Atlanta, Free Fab’rik is a non-profit thrift store offering free shopping sprees to women and girls in need. “Obviously we love fashion and clothing and style and just looking great on the outside but its really about just helping girls know that they are valued and they matter and they’re…

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