Katrina Koski

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Only a fraction of humanitarian aid goes through local organisations. Why?

Not long after the earthquakes that hit Nepal last year, international NGOs met in Kathmandu. Present at the gathering was Lajana Manandhar, the head of Lumanti, a major Nepalese support group established in 1993 to improve housing and basic services in poor communities. No one spoke to her or …

Africa

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months - Futurity

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack climbed into an MRI machine and scanned his brain. He explains why.

Neuroscientists Suggest These 5 Easy Ways To Create Genuine Happiness In Your Life

Scientific studies on how to improve mood and increase feelings of happiness have proliferated in recent years, thanks in part to the positive …

Happiness

Documenting Child Marriage for Over a Decade—and Still Going

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has been photographing the issue of child marriage for 13 years. Her work on the topic was featured in the 2011 <i>National Geographic</i> magazine story “Too Young to Wed” (which is also the name of the nonprofit she founded in 2012 that advocates to end the practice). I …

Gender

13 awesome street artists (who aren't Banksy) - Matador Network

13 awesome street artists (who aren’t Banksy)<p>Though I’m a longtime fan of his street art, I’ve never really been able to tell how firmly Banksy’s …

50+ amazing resources for listening to (and learning!) Spanish

I’ve said before that listening is one of my biggest challenges when learning a language. My Speak from Day One approach to learning langauges, means …