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New Report Details Tax Reforms Geared to Promote Homeownership
An Urban Institute report, New Perspectives on Homeownership Tax Incentives, documents three tax reforms that address to promote homeownership through a channel other than the deductibility of...more

What Punk Rock Can Teach Us about Philanthropy
In this narrative written by Forbes contributor John Kluge (who is also a straightedge), he described the Philanthropunks, a scene that centers on positive aspects of the Punk ethos. The...more

Women Abused Early in Life Tend to have Children with Autism
Women who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse early in life is more inclined to bear children with autism. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted the study, led by...more

Gates Lauds Progress in India\
Microsoft magnate Bill Gates roots for the progress in India's health and philanthropic sector. Gates made his commentary in a program called "India Questions" shown on NDTV. Along with him is...more

Feeling Stressed? Call Disaster Distress Helpline
According to Psychologist Dr. Dan Dodgen, director, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience at Department of Health and Human Services, people who are feeling...more

American Technology Services Extends Role Beyond IT To Address Strategic Public Health Issues
Leading provider of comprehensive IT services to nonprofits and small to mid-sized businesses, the American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) is sponsoring the Association of State and Territorial...more

Schools Address Student Homelessness
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body. According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more

Research Finds Retail Investment as Gauge for Teen Obesity
According to a new research co-authored by Michael Bader, an assistant professor of sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., communities considering bans on fast food restaurants in...more

Getting Millennials To Create Vibrant, Healthy Communities
Morgan J. Bettes, executive and creative associate at Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit that promotes the arts, culture, heritage and sports in Bradenton, shares how to attract millennials like herself...more

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