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5 things you should always do before a flight

We all know that flights are not the highlight of any trip.<p>Whether a short commute or a long-haul flight around the globe, there are preparations you can take to ensure a smoother and more comfortable journey.<p>Here are my top things to do before a flight.

Long Haul

The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014

It’s been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. From climate change to inequality, the scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges came into much sharper focus this year — as did the scale and range of opportunities to do something about them. And citizens, …

5 Common Mistakes Guaranteed to Screw Up Your PR Strategy

Most pitches will fail, regardless of how well you craft them. But one of the best ways to get your email dumped straight into the trash bin is to send journalists what looks like a copy of your latest memoirs.<p>According to a recent survey by MuckRack, 59 percent of journalists want pitches to come …

How To Evaluate A Charity

The annual list of the largest U.S. charities is a roster of the country’s biggest as calculated by <i>Forbes</i>. However, what is done with that largesse can be quite another matter. Biggest does not necessarily mean the best run. This is a quantitative list based on hard numbers, but over the years …

Beyond profits: Millennials embrace investing for social good

Once she gets her MBA degree from UC Berkeley in May, Leigh Madeira's dream is to help find funding for young companies devoted to improving the lives of the world's poor.<p>That isn't quite what her family had in mind. When she told her 90-year-old grandfather about her plans, "He gave me this look," …

Reducing Latin America’s Carbon Footprint Means Restoring Life to Degraded Lands | World Resources Institute

Most of the discussions about climate change action focus on energy use and industry, as these sectors drive greenhouse gas emissions in the …

Pulling Water out of Thin Air – Sustainable Condensers Create Drinkable Water

Fresh drinking water is a disappearing commodity for many people of the world. In fact, some 750 million people in the world lack access to safe …

Print my home! In the future, houses may be printed from plastic and not built out of bricks - Business Reporter

/ Print my home! In the future, houses may be printed from plastic and not built out of bricks<p>| Author: Tim Adler<p><b>Above: concept art for Ceylon Road,</b> …