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What if You Don’t Have a Cause?

What to do when there are just too many things to choose from. Read More

There are so many things to take away from this video. The first, of course, is that eating chocolate is a genuinely incredible experience that is not nearly as universal as we might think it is—even for the people who supply the cocoa for our chocolate. The second, and far more important, is the realization that people who farm cocoa can't afford the product they're creating (in the Ivory Coast, a bar of chocolate costs four euro. One of the workers referenced in the video here only makes seven euro per day) ... Discuss

How We Can Solve the World’s Food Waste Problem

Nearly 40% of all food in America is thrown away. Here's how we can change that. Read More

When Chris Grava was in college, he did a semester abroad in Cape Town South Africa. His brother Nick went to visit him, but was so moved by the children he met at a foster home for orphans, that he ended up staying, and now helps manage Home of Safety in Khayelitsha. Today, Chris and Nick run a nonprofit that helps local children who suffer from HIV, are orphaned or neglected. During a recent visit, Chris wore a GoPro cam to give friends and supporters back home a glimpse of life at the center, and the resulting video is pretty great. You can learn more about their efforts at Intsikelelo.org ... Discuss

The city of Oakland has a message for people who exploit children and victims caught in the world of sex trafficking: We’re calling you out. The city’s police department has launched a new website showing the names, birthdays, and charges against pimps and purchasers arrested by local police. The site will be updated every two weeks, with more individuals recently charge with human trafficking-related crimes. The somewhat controversial website does caution that though the suspects have been charged, they are still “presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.” The police lieutenant in charge of the department’s human trafficking division told Time magazine (who dubbed the effort "pimp-shaming") that Oakland is “the hub of the West for child prostitution,” and described the efforts as a “proactive” measure to fight trafficking, which he said is at an “all-time level” in the area ... Discuss

In a new report, Human Rights Watch has found that children as young as 7 years old face dangerous working conditions on tobacco farms throughout the American South.

In states such as Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, some child labor in tobacco fields is legal with a parent’s permission as long as the work does not interfere with school hours. Read More