Beatriz Almazán

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Study Points to 10 Key Nutrition Interventions that Could Save the Lives of Children

A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.<p>These interventions include giving vitamin A and zinc supplements to toddlers, and offering calcium to pregnant women.<p>Host Marco Werman speaks with the study's …

Festival Crashing 101: Inside a New MTV Doc About a Fearless Photographer

There are a lot of ways to sneak into a rock festival, and 26 year old music fanatic and college dropout Marcus Haney knows them all. The tried and …

Real Life Story of Friends Who Discovered a Beautiful Message in a Bottle

These days, finding a message in a bottle seems like something out of a storybook. But this heartwarming tale is a real life experience that took place just recently along the shores of California. While some friends were fishing, they came upon a glass bottle that had washed up on the sand. Upon …

Short Stories

How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods

A recent article in <i>The Economist</i>, citing the work of Ryan Raffaelli at Harvard Business School, points to what it calls a “paradox” in the aftermath of disruptive innovation. Some old technologies, after being rendered obsolete by better and cheaper alternatives (indeed even after whole industries …

Why do people share on social media? Global survey results

We all know people share content on social media, but why? What do people share most in Johannesburg versus Jakarta? Do people prefer to share content that is educational or entertaining?<p>Social@Ogilvy and SurveyMonkey teamed up to study what, why and how makes social media users share.<p>In a …

Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword

Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as “Graph Search,” on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to a smaller subset of Facebook users, allows users to retrieve friends’ old posts via keyword, as …

Meet Pang Vanny: Jailed For Wanting $2.5 More For The $100 Shirt You Wear

It was the third day of the year. As thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh demanding an increase in minimum wage, Cambodian security forces, including the army, came at them with batons and assault rifles, killing five and injuring 38.<p>The protests had started on Christmas eve when …

Open Letter to Pope Francis: Help Save My Vocation

<i>In an open letter to Pope Francis, I explain my decision to leave the Jesuits because of LGBTQ issues and ask the pontiff to be stronger in his statements about LGBTQ equality.</i><p>Dear Pope Francis,<p>In your time as pope, your commitment to poverty has awakened the world to the evils of globalization, …