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Sock Company’s One-for-One Model Helps Homeless Keep Their Feet Dry

Reading the startling fact that socks are the most requested items in homeless shelters was the catalyst that inspired David Heath and Randy Goldberg to found Bombas, a New York City-based sock company that has taken the one-for-one donation model to a new level.

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Heartland to Present Climate Denial Awards

Is there anything about the Koch Brothers’ Heartland Institute that isn’t disingenuous? This week the group announced its 2015 Climate Change Award winners, though, if it were being truthful it should have called them the Climate Change Denial Awards.

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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Get Short Shrift from Netflix

In 1980, Fonda and Tomlin co-starred alongside Dolly Parton in a comedy Nine to Five, illuminating sexism and bigotry in the workplace. Fast-forward 35 years, and the duo’s new project is still, ironically, falling short to equalize the pay for both the lead male characters and the lead female characters.

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Study Reveals Failure to Achieve U.N. Environmental Sustainability Goal

Results in realizing the U.N. Millennium Development environmental sustainability goal have been uneven and data gathering and reporting lacking in many countries, Toronto-based IISD highlights. In its last year, key MDG-7 constistuent goals and targets have by and large not been reached.

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Newsweek Ranks Environmental Performance of Top 500 Corporations

The 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings evaluates the environmental and social performance of the largest publicly listed U.S. and global corporations based on eight criteria. Corporations in the telecommunications, technology, and healthcare sectors scored the highest.

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Diversity: The Shaping of Modern-Day Leadership

The qualities of today’s business manager must be broad-ranging: able to navigate complex, often changing definitions of the labor force, capable of staying abreast of technological challenges in small business settings and managing an increasingly diverse workforce. It’s not a job for the faint of heart.

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To Smoke or Not to Smoke? That is the Environmental Question

For a minute, consider the environmental impacts of worldwide tobacco usage instead of the health risks that are associated with it. As a former smoker, the thought never crossed my mind to explore the cumulative effects of my choice to light up.

Rebecca (far right), who won second place in the 2014 Adobe Youth Voices Awards for her short documentary film "International Boulevard," now inspires social change on an even bigger stage: the Oakland Youth Council.

Creativity, Education and the Changemakers of Tomorrow

An estimated 85 percent of teens and 20-somethings will ultimately work in careers that don’t exist today. That’s a pretty staggering statistic, and it begs the question: How are we preparing young people to become the problem-solvers and change-makers of tomorrow?

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Qatar World Cup Proves to Be Costly for Migrant Workers

As FIFA President Sepp Blatter steps down amidst corruption allegations, trouble continues for laborers in Qatar — the controversial host country of the 2022 World Cup. Death tolls eclipse 1,000 as workers risk their lives for low wages and unsanitary working conditions in preparation for the games.

After losing her first two children hours after birth, Manjula gave birth to a baby girl weighing only 1.9 pounds. After being placed in the Embrace warmer for five days, the girl survived and grew to 2.4 pounds, on her way to recovery.

Reverse Innovation Can Help Millions of Mothers Save Their Newborns

Around 15 million babies face the threat of hypothermia every year, and 3 million die during the first month of life, said Rahul Panicker, co-founder and president of Embrace Innovations. Panicker and his partner, Jane Chen, devised a solution that gives all the benefits of an incubator at a fraction of the price, and it’s helping women around the world save their newborns.