After it was struck with a deadly earthquake in 2010, Haiti endured yet another tragedy: its first cholera outbreak. The U.N. initially denied that its humanitarian troops caused the outbreak, but now the global body is taking responsibility.
Politicians are making a big deal about a decision by the Department of Justice to end its use of private prisons. But what might sound like a win for human rights might in fact be just a drop in the bucket.
A new ship, U.S.N.S. Harvey Milk, will be completed, christened and launched in 2021, and will be the first that honors a leader of the gay community.
Why do we need more walkable cities? Quite simply, because walkable cities are, by definition, sustainable cities. Transportation remains a major source of greenhouse gas pollution, and, American homes remain firmly stuck in a fossil-fuel dependent transport infrastructure. Find out which cities are redeveloping walkable neighborhoods.
A study published in the journal Science proposes that municipalities and philanthropic agencies can prevent homelessness by offering a one-time cash infusion of as low as $1,000.
As more and more information is being shared through social media, the opaque content policies of social-media companies create concerns that these new gatekeepers of the Web may not have the public’s best interest in mind.
A Brooklyn-based boutique jeweler channeled a purchase by Ivanka Trump into donations for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other causes that oppose Donald Trump’s politics. The backlash on social media is still mounting at press time.
Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to successful high-performers, so it stands to reason that it translates as an indicator of a successful company.
The energy sector of our global economy has long been due for an overhaul. We need cleaner sources, an upgraded grid and new options for energy storage and carbon sequestration. But is the United States a leader in this effort?
SPECIAL SERIES: MGM Defining Thought Leadership
Over the last 15 years, Do Something emerged as one of the largest organizations in the world for young people who are interested in social change. A Do Something exec shares his top tips on engaging youth through social media.