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11 things we learned about social enterprise in international development

As donor governments cut aid budgets, here’s what the experts say about the role of social enterprise in filling the gap<p><b>1. The scale of social enterprises varies globally</b><br>Bangladesh has the powerhouses of Brac and Grameen. “It’s the home of microfinance and Brac’s social enterprises have operated …

Sustainability

Coffee with a conscience: the rise of social enterprise cafes

A Bristol cafe is hoping to promote multiculturalism post-Brexit, a Swansea outlet gives its profits to charity and a London coffee shop supports ex-offenders<p>Sprinkling almonds into a bowl and spooning on layers of aromatic rice, vegetables, spices and meat stirs up memories of home. Susan may be a …

Café

Profits with purpose: can social enterprises live up to their promise?

While the number of social enterprises is increasing in Australia, there are questions as to whether they can have the much hoped-for impact<p>If an inspirational but not-yet-famous founder of a small Australian company wrote a business book and invited people to pay what they wanted, how much would …

Inspiration

Cafe society: the regional enterprises putting the community before profit

Regional social enterprises are often hubs that serve the population beyond creating jobs and services<p>Next to the baskets of plums sitting on the wooden table outside a Castlemaine cafe is a handwritten sign encouraging those passing to help themselves. It seems to be working – the basket is almost …

Sustainability

A massive congratulations to @TheClothingBank, announced as the overall 2017 winner of the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA), holding the flag for social enterprise in South Africa. https://t.co/kgnhefSGmQ

Easy Sandwich Recipes

Here, easy sandwich recipes for a quick lunch or snack, from Indian pulled-chicken sandwiches to tofu-salad sandwiches.

Meet The Woman Empowering Entrepreneurs To Change The World

Carolyn Rodz, the founder of business accelerator Circular Board, is on a relentless drive to help female entrepreneurs change the world.<p>Rodz, based in Houston, Texas, is heading a major upcoming pitch competition, Pitch with Purpose. The competition is for women whose businesses are fast growing …

5 Great Opportunities in South Africa’s Social Sector

By Nizenande Machi – Emzingo<p>If South Africa had a Facebook profile, its relationship status with its citizenry and economy would read: “It’s …

Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is a healthy grain-like seed that's become incredibly popular with both home cooks and professional chefs. This protein-and fiber-rich …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Weight Doubled in Four Years

“Nice to meet you, Rebecca." My new therapist and I shook hands as I took a deep breath and hoped this doctor would be different from the last one. “I see from your file that you have panic disorder?”<p>I nodded, expecting some questions about my particular symptoms, or maybe an assessment of the …

This Tablet Can Replace Your Television

Over the past couple of years, the consumer tech industry has been wrestling with hurdles impeding its growth. First, people have stopped upgrading …

Gear & Gadgets

A web designer built a magic mirror that displays weather information

When you looked at yourself in the mirror on Christmas morning, did you see the face of a person confident in their gift-giving ability? It’s a good …

Coming Clean: A Three-Step Physical-Emotional Detoxification

"Detox" has become a relatively common term these days. Everywhere you turn, you hear about celebrities doing a "cleanse," and numerous books on the danger of toxins continue to proliferate. In the past two decades, the word "detox" has taken on a much broader meaning other than its traditional …

5 Mental Skills You Need to Get Through ANY Workout

You've got more in you—here's how to find it.<p>When you're dripping sweat, your heart is pounding, and your legs are on fire, finishing a workout is <i>tough</i>. Whether it's trucking through that last mile, squeezing in that last rep, or staying in that yoga pose for 10 more seconds, we've all been …

This is What Happens When You Go a Whole MONTH Without Sitting

Aside from dreaming about your desk chair<p>Chances are, you've heard that sitting too much is pretty much a death sentence. (It's true—spend more than 11 hours per day in a chair, and you'll increase your risk of dying in the next three years by 40 percent—even if you exercise, according to a recent …

How to Use Which Oils For What

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Oil is a vehicle,</b> used during cooking to transfer heat or after cooking to impart flavor (the drizzle). But no oil can do both. That's why some oils undergo commercial processing to remove flavorful, fragrant sediments. This clarifies the oil and raises the smoke …

How Chocolate Became a Health Food (Sort Of)

Last week, the internet lit up with news of a new study linking flavanols from raw cacao beans to improved cognition in the elderly. It's just the latest in an ever-widening body (sorry) of scientific research touting the health benefits of chocolate. In a crappy mood? Try chocolate. Abysmal at …

Bananas, Fruit of the Gods

<b>For 20 long years,</b> 38-year-old mother of two Lisa Poyner had suffered from "debilitating migraines," the <i>Daily Mail</i> reports. Her attacks would leave her bedridden and out of commission. "I had been prescribed all kinds of medication before, but nothing ever worked," she said. "My head feels as …

Tabasco Sauce: An Appreciation

<b>This weekend brought</b> the sad news that Paul McIlhenny, the sixth McIlhenny to make Tabasco sauce on Louisiana's Avery Island, has died.<p>As chief executive of the company until the end, we wonder what he thought about the sudden trendiness of sriracha-style hot sauce, which received a feature-length …

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

What Butcher Classes Won't Teach You

Throughout the country, you can now drop a hundred (or a few thousand) bones to have a butcher show you how to cut up an animal. The classes are in some ways a counter to the waning apprentice tradition in the butchery industry, thanks in no small part to the mushrooming of packing houses. And it's …

Salad for breakfast?! Oh yes. Here are some tips and ingredients for enjoying a morning bowl of greens: http://thekitc.hn/PbQtnL

Google Glass is now ‘try before you buy’

Google is trying to make “fetch” happen.<p>And by “fetch,” we mean making Glass appear like a normal fashion accessory. That’s what Google is trying to do with its new “try-on kit” program for potential Glass owners.<p>Apparently, Google is now permitting potential Glass owners to order a kit containing …

7 Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets

Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets<p>1. The Dash Headphones<p>2. Cuff<p>3. Ring<p>4. The D-Shirt<p>5. Smarter Socks<p>6. Smart Diapers<p>7. Google Glucose …