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A New Approach to Energy Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new approach to bridge the digital and energy divide is required to enable the convergence of the public and private sectors to maximise resources in a systemic and sustainable fashion at price points that meet the needs of a developing rural society.

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Healthy Corners Program Tackles Urban Food Deserts

The Healthy Corners program distributes fresh produce to small corner stores in ‘food deserts’ that can try selling it at a profit with almost no financial risk. Although the program is poised to have a big impact on D.C., some question whether or not food deserts — or areas lacking grocery stores — really affect residents’ health.

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3p Weekend: 10 ‘Role Models’ Walk the Runway at NYFW

Budding fashion designer Carrie Hammer made headlines with her debut runway show this month, ‘Role Models Not Runway Models,’ which included powerhouse women from CEOs and entrepreneurs, to the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.

Jesse Lopez, 27, an organizer for the United Food and Commercial Workers, holds a sign during a 2012 protest at a Pico Rivera, California Walmart.

Walmart to Increase Wages to $9 an Hour for 500,000 Workers

Stop the presses: Walmart just announced that it will increase wages to $9 an hour for half a million workers by April. Could the big-box retailer long bemoaned for its low wages finally be turning over a new leaf?

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Galapagos: Post Office Bay

Post Office Bay, on Floreana Island may be the world’s only crowd sourced, hand-delivery mail system in the world. And it’s a lot of fun.

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Visiting the Indigenous Ecuadorian Highlands

During our ecotourism adventure in Ecuador, my family found ourselves in the highlands of the Andes, along the slopes of the now dormant Cotacachi Volcano, where we experienced the indigenous way of life.