The Conscious Thrill

By the Golden Thrill | Inspiring magazine stressing the importance of the cultivation of a humanitarian perspective by delivering mindful news highlighting the beauty of social progress, world spirituality & conscious artistic expression

The future of Zambia

Delighted to visit Zambia last week, to talk about enterprise and investment in Lusaka – one of the fastest-developing cities in Southern Africa.

Report: 786 Children Died Of Abuse In Plain Sight Of Authorities

A shocking report released by the <i>Associated Press</i> shows that at least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. over a six-year span, all in …

A teen’s horrifying tale of solitary confinement at Rikers

Every year, thousands of teens are held in solitary confinement in jails, prisons and juvenile halls nationwide. This is the story of Ismael “Izzy” …

Teens

Child soldiers in Central African Republic more than doubled, says charity

The number of child soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) has more than doubled – and possibly quadrupled – since sectarian conflict erupted last year, putting them at risk of long-term psychological damage, Save the Children warns.<p>An estimated 6,000 to 10,000 boys and girls are currently …

Central African Republic

This “Minecraft” Community Is Saving The Lives Of Children With Autism

How a $2.50 experiment turned into one of the best places on the internet.<p>Tim asked Angela if she’d help him build a memorial for his friend and the two began constructing: Tim built a cross out of some stone blocks; Angela planted flowers. Later, Tim fashioned a sign, which he hung on the stone …

Autism

The woman saving Uganda's lost and abandoned children

Ugandan activist saves orphans<p><i>African Voices is a weekly show that highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera. Follow the team on Twitter.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- In 2010, Ugandan journalist Gladys Kalibala embarked on a …

Kids

30 Uplifting Photos Of Entrepreneurs In The Developing World

Latest stories, photos & videos

Pakistan Taliban school attack kills 141, including 132 children - as it happened

Pakistan

Resilience and Hope – The Children of South Sudan | UNICEF:Learning for Peace

<i>One year since fighting broke out in South Sudan, UNICEF looks back at the some of the inspiring and resilient children involved in the Learning for</i> …

South Sudan

India's Newest Heroine Breaks Rape-Talk Taboo with Comic Book

A beautiful woman, wrapped in a sari, sits calmly on top of a ferocious tiger. This is how much of the world meets Priya, India's newest superhero and a rape survivor.<p>Created by Indian-American filmmaker Ram Devineni, 'Priya's Shakti', a comic with futuristic augmented reality features, combats the …

Solar sunflower could bring clean energy anywhere - CNN.com

Solar sunflower inspired by nature could bring clean energy anywhere<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Imagine a transportable solar power station that tracks the sun like a sunflower and cools itself by pumping water through its veins just like a plant.<p>The Sunflower Solar Harvester, developed by the Swiss company Airlight …

Energy

State surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits

One night last week, I had a conversation over dinner with a student who is as puzzled as I am about why people seem so unworried by online surveillance. What would it take, we wondered, to wake people up? If the Snowden revelations did not constitute a “Milly Dowler moment”, then what would?<p>The …

Surveillance

Dog Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Another day, another animal given a new lease on life thanks to 3D printing. This time it’s Derby, a dog born with deformed legs who, with the help of some folks at 3DSystems, now runs alongside his owners with gleeful abandon. Derby’s front legs have been augmented with two blade-like attachments …

Animals

When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens

The antidote to racism partly lies in empathy, or the willingness to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes," as the saying goes. But scientists from universities across Europe are taking the maxim one step further, providing people an opportunity to experience life in someone else's <i>skin</i> by …

During Africa's Darkest Hour These Women Are A Flicker Of Hope

Make no mistake the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the most dangerous places to live in the world, particularly if you're a woman.<p>Whilst …

Africa

Chilling Drone Footage From Ukraine's Radioactive Ghost Town

The 1,000-square-mile exclusion zone in Chernobyl, Ukraine (established in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster) has been virtually …

Ghost Towns

Samuel L. Jackson Issues Challenge To All Celebrities: Call Out the Racism of the Police

On his Facebook page, Samuel L. Jackson posted this short video, encouraging celebrities to speak out on “police racism.”<p>He started out making …

The video game idea that caused a walkout at a gaming convention

In an effort to raise awareness of the situation of children in South Sudan, UNICEF embarked on an unusual kind of campaign. <br>We sent an actor, a film …

Gaming Conventions

How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. <b>Classroom Portraits</b> (<i>public library</i>) is part <i>Where Children Sleep</i>, part <i>Bureaucratics</i>, part <i>What I Eat: Around the</i> …

Portrait Photography

Why Are So Many Children Dying in Gaza?

The most appalling images out of Israel and Gaza over the past few weeks have been those of children: Four boys killed minutes after playing soccer …

Israel

5 things you should know about global poverty

​<b>THE WORLD HAS REDUCED EXTREME POVERTY BY HALF</b> The overall proportion of people living in extreme poverty (living on less than $1.25 per day) has …

No place to hide for children of war in Gaza and Syria

<b>The conflicts in Syria and Gaza are having a a devastating impact on the lives of children. The BBC's Lyse Doucet who has been following the lives of six Syrian children, and who has just returned from reporting in Gaza, reflects on how war will shape the futures of young people there for decades</b> …

Christian Children's Fund of Canada - Child Protection Policy

Our Child Protection Policy<p>Protecting Children from Harm<p>Child Protection Policy<p>Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s (CCFC) Child Protection Policy …

Global decline of wildlife linked to child slavery

<b>New research suggests the global decline in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.</b><p>Ecologists say the shortage …

UN Warns of 'World's Worst' Food Crisis in South Sudan

International aid agencies are warning of a food crisis country that is threatening one in three people in the country.<p>The United Nations Security …

Food (UK)

Women’s education helps avert child marriage

<i>This week, a</i> <i>Girl Summit</i> <i>is being held in London, aimed at rallying efforts to end female genital mutilation and child marriage within a generation.</i> …

Time to stand with girls demanding change

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>Melissa Hillebrenner is the director of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign. The views expressed are her own.</i><p>Thursday marks 100 days since more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their families and community in northeast Nigeria, a reminder of the horrors and …

Feminism