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

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