Expectations are everywhere. They escort every thought, and they set life’s agenda. The sun will come up. I will eat. My car will start. My employer will pay me. Read More


Unconventional Ways to Fight Poverty

You don't have to start a charity or donate hundreds of dollars in order to help those in poverty. Read More

The Wrong Way to Approach the Poor

A few attitudes to get rid of before we attempt to help. Read More

While homelessness continues to be a major problem in cities around the country, some creative architects and innovative nonprofits are hoping that they have found a solution: micro-houses. Read More


Last week, we reported on a new "miracle machine" in the Kickstarter realm that purported to turn water into wine. Only it turns that Jesus' first miracle still eludes the bounds of modern science, because the guys behind the machine have admitted the whole thing was a publicity stunt by the MSL Group for Wine to Water, a nonprofit that brings clean water to people who don't have any. The group even left a True Detective-esque clue in the name: The logo for Miracle Machine is "M/M." The logo for Wine to Water is "W/W." Flip them around and—well, you get it. Either way, Wine to Water is certainly hard at work on a much more important cause than turning actual water into actual wine, so the joke's on us ... Discuss


Instead of giving away cheap T-shirts or promotional clothing items at Austin’s convention center during the massive SXSW festival, the tech company Medallia is collecting it from attendees. The Silicon Valley-based customer management company has partnered with Austin’s Foundation for the Homeless to collect the marketing apparel given away by other companies (know as SWAG—“stuff we all get”) to donate to the local homeless community. Michael Scott would approve ... Discuss