Masani Karra

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Recycled Cardboard = Desks + Backpacks for Indian Kids

In most of the developed world, education is a right, not a luxury. But in India, the children who are able to attend school often don’t even have …

Furniture

An American Writer in Paris

An American writer in Paris. Me. Well, maybe? I'm sure going to try. The pressure is palpable. I can feel Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald. The whole lot of Lost Generation ex pats anticipating my pièce de résistance. It's a lot to live up to and I'm really just here attending a wedding for four …

Eco-Friendly Family Home Under the Texan Sun: Green Lantern Residence

Imagine living in this 4,000 square foot open home with your family – how would you spend your first week here? Before you answer that question, …

How We Stop the Next Boko Haram

To prevent future Boko Harams, American Muslims must speak out forcefully against their radical coreligionists—and the media must cover it.<p>It’s time …

The Way to Tackle College Debt Is to Take on Tuition Inflation

The average graduate will leave college $33,000 in the red. This can change—but by curbing tuition inflation, not by extending more loans.<p>Graduation …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Germs on a Plane: Bacteria Can Linger for Days, Study Finds

Here’s a new reason to leave that seatback tray table in its upright and locked position: Disease-causing bacteria can linger for days, even up to a week, on most airplane surfaces, new research shows.<p>It’s no reason not to fly, of course, but a team of microbiologists and engineers at Auburn …

E.coli

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing