5 reasons to love libraries Judi GerberNational Library Weekpublic libraries

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This week is National Library Week, and we couldn’t be happier to promote an institution that does so much for so little in communities across the country.As the resident of a town with a tiny library of its own, I’m continually amazed at how many people are nevertheless always there, be it for the computer access, the book and bake sales or the free school and reading programs they put

What's new about Spark The Rise?

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WORLD CLASS. FROM INDIA.Spark the Rise is a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs with path-breaking ideas. Here you will find funding, incubation, and resources to help you realize your dream. Check out the programs to learn how you can be a part of India's innovation revolutionAnkur Capital is a social venture fund that invests in start-up businesses (1-3 years of on ground-ope

The Shorty Interview with Ted Coine

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The Internet will become self-aware in 6 years. It'll turn itself off. Back to analog, folks. Mark my words.It's ongoing: some little guy gets big by following everyone back. Then one day he unfollows hundreds of thousands to look cool(?) #douchebag1. #ff. In 2014. It's like plaque clogging up the arteries of Fridays. 2. TrueTwit. Is that a joke? 3. Klout/Kred. Yuck, yuck, YUCK!

Rajasthan district aims to become cleanest

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Three years ago, Churu, a town of 1.2 lakh people in the Thar desert, was ranked India’s dirtiest city by the Planning Commission. Two years ago, the overall district had over 40% households with no toilet of their own. Today, the district is close to its goal of becoming open defecation-free, a distinction few districts in north India have achieved.As the evidence mounts that open defeca

No One Should Be Thirsty

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Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and Bi