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Airbnb Campaign Brings Attention to NYC Homeless

If you’re looking for a place to stay on your next trip to New York City, Airbnb user Jamie has a posting that sounds promising: a “Hot Bedroom w/ Semi-Private Terrace” for only $11. But on closer inspection of the post and accompanying photo, it appears Jamie’s “hot bedroom” is actually the sidewalk under the awning of a Manhattan office building, and Jamie is holding a cardboard sign that reads, “Homeless. Need Money.” This fake Airbnb posting is part of an innovative campaign to raise awareness about the Big Apple’s growing homeless population on the popular housing-sharing platform.

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Separating Human Rights from Politics in the Holy Land

The Holy Land Principles call for ethical standards for American businesses investing in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Their principles are impressive, and the need is there. But are they far-reaching enough?

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Slovenian Startup Enhances Education Via Entrepreneurship

“We’re expecting to have business superstars when many kids don’t start thinking about business until they are almost 20 years old,” says Matija Goljar, co-founder and CEO of Ustvarjalnik, a Slovenian startup. “You’ll never get a gold medal at the Olympics if the team starts to train when they’re 20 years old.”

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DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur green job creation and deployment of solar energy.

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Seek Solitude, Not Just Meditation, For Important Decisions

Solitude could use some better PR. Sometimes there is simply no substitute for being alone with one’s thoughts — for secluding oneself for the sole purpose of arriving at an important decision undisturbed by the endless stream of arbitrary, uninvited data that assails us in our hyper-connected lives.

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The Color of Salmon: How Much Would You Pay for Orange?

The color of food plays a perhaps surprisingly large role in our perceptions of its attractiveness, as well as our expectations of how it will taste. Take salmon, for example. Studies have shown, and salmon prices reflect, our inherent bias and preference for salmon that is orange to reddish in color.

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Women of Color: A Silent Voice in Corporate America

We’ve come a long way, baby — but apparently not far enough when it comes to diversity in corporate America. The stats for women of color are troubling when it comes to holding positions of influence in the country’s largest and most powerful companies.

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Co-Creating Solutions to Get Every Child Learning

Kate James, chief corporate affairs officer at Pearson, talks about the new ‘Every Child Learning’ partnership with Save the Children, which aims to increase educational opportunities for children in emergency contexts and host communities.

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Documentary on China’s Air Pollution Spurs National Debate, Government Censorship

Last week, “Under The Dome,” a biting documentary about China’s air pollution problem went viral in the country, garnering more than 300 million views – the equivalent of more than a fifth of China’s population watching it, according to the Guardian. But on Friday, Chinese video websites deleted the film, under orders from state censors, the New York Times reported.