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The Race to Fashion a Knit-not Sewn-shoe that Reduces Footwear Wastefulness
Adidas and Nike are locked in a foot race to see who can create a knit-not sewn-shoe that will cut wastefulness of footwear material and doesn't require as much cheap labor to make. The sneaker...more



Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants to national nonprofit organizations that have rural...more

U of A Calls on Government to Ban Food Ads Targeted at Children
University of Alberta (U of A) researchers are advocating for Canada's obesity experts and making appeals to the government to ban food and drink ads aimed at kids. According to the professor...more

Homeless Man Who Returned Money Gets $150,000 Funding
Glen James, a homeless man who returned more than $2,000 in cash and nearly $40,000 in traveler's checks, was honored a hero. According to James, he never considered keeping the money in the...more

Primary Care Physicians: Key Resource For Abused Women In Rural Areas?
According to Penn State medical and public health researchers, primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV). To address this...more

Pharmacy Research to Raise Standards of Health Literacy
In a special themed issue on "Pharmacy, Medication Use, and the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy," published in the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, pharmacy...more

World Bank’s Africa Launches Gender-Based Programs for Economic Development
World Bank Africa kicks off two substantiated-based programs to accelerate its commitment to develop gender-related initiatives and solutions in Africa. The two programs are the Africa Gender...more

21st Century Human Services
Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, writes about how he and his department team have developed a strategy to provide simultaneous strong supports to both...more

What Road Transport Plays In Economic Development
An essay discusses the significant roles transport plays in the economic development of Ghana. Transportation's impact on the economy is conditioned because it grants accessibility and engenders...more




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