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Bloomberg Invests $5 Million in Solar-powered Lamps for Africa
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more

Project Journey Helps Homeless Female Veterans Cope
Project Journey is a new program funded by a $165,000 grant from the United Way of Allegheny County's United for Women initiative. The program has helped about 10 women since August, according to...more

Running Club Helps Homeless People Transform Their Lives
A St. Paul-based running club for the homeless, Next Steps, reaches out to homeless people in the area to jog together through city streets known personally by some of the runners. For homeless...more

Gov. Malloy Vows to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy commits to ending homelessness for veterans by 2016. According to the Governor, his budget covers funding for a new security deposit assistance program to help...more

Broad Public Health Interventions Can Effectively Address Childhood Obesity
University of Manchester public health researchers have found out that single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight...more

Artisan Bakery Makes Bread Sustainable, Supports People with Mental Health Problems
Centre for Better Health, a Hackney community-based mental health charity, runs an artisan bakery called Better Health Bakery. The bakery offers people with mental health problems the opportunity...more

Federal Student Financial Aid Source that Mostly Benefits the Rich
According to a report from The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform, students from the affluent families bag the most tax-based federal college...more

Dieting Before or At Pregnancy Proves Detrimental for Obese Mothers
A new research published in the September 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that dieting before getting pregnant is not sufficient to prevent diabetes risks, but it could also actually pose...more

Nashville Coalition for the Homeless Pays Tribute to Re-New Volunteers
Nashville Coalition for the Homeless presents with the Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award to local volunteers Julie Davis and Cheryl Hays of Re-New, a program at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle...more

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