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Sustainable Housing For Sandy Survivors: Designers Wouter Kalis And Corinne De Korver's 'Social-Unit' May Be Answer (PHOTO)

Sustainable housing has been on the minds of many East Coast residents in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. A number of the storm's survivors remain displaced or homeless in the face of the impending winter, and so the need for progressive shelter designs has become an ever-pressing dilemma.<p>Wouter Kalis …

These Cute, Printable, Foldable Shoes Made of Recycled Material Could Help Those in Need!

Did you know that there are 300 million people in the world who don't have shoes? Of course, there are handful of do-good companies that are working hard to remedy this—take Toms, for example, which donates one pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair bought—but there are still plenty of …

Check out Grimes' Incredible, Eco-Friendly Rider, in Which She Requests the Presence of Cute Animals

<i>Photo by Chris Tuite</i><p>Typically it's through leaks that fans get a glimpse at a band's backstage rider– their list of requested items when playing a show, like a fruit platter, alcohol, bottled water, etc. Riders can be entertaining and revealing of an artist's personality. But Grimes' Claire Boucher …

Ad Campaign Reveals Rampant Sexism Through Google Autocomplete

Google Autocomplete is a democratic function: The suggestions that pop up are the world’s most popular searches that include the words you’ve typed, which can offer a weird window into collective Internet psychology. “Dogs are” is autocompleted by “…people too,” “…awesome,” and “…family.” Cats, on …

Why charities should use different media to reveal the impact they make

At the Charity Finance Group's annual conference earlier this year charities were advised to tweet about the impact they are having, rather than produce impact reports.<p>Joe Saxton, co-founder of the consultancy nfpSynergy, told conference delegates that instead of being typically 'boring' when …

Item of the Day: Lollipops for Charity

Launched on July 1st, a retro style lollipop branded with the Lollipop Theater Network logo is available for $1 with a portion of the proceeds going …

Charity Awards 2013: shortlist

CoolTan Arts<p>CoolTan Arts is a disability-run, multi cultural arts organisation, which operates in East Walworth - the most deprived ward in Southwark, London (with the highest recorded incidences of mental illness in Western Europe). The charity exists to inspire wellbeing and creative …

BNE x Shepard Fairey Print for charity: water

After selling out of their initial endeavor, BNE and Shepard Fairey have released an 18″ x 24″<p>After selling out of their initial endeavor, BNE and …

Charity Bike Riders Push MS Rider to the Finish Line

Beautiful finish for one participant in a bike ride to raise funds for MS.<p><i>Original article by</i> <i>Deanne Goodman</i>.<p>A team of bicyclists participating in the …

Giving Back: How Every Startup Can Be Philanthropic

<b>Guest post written by Chuck Dietrich</b><p><i>Chuck Dietrich is CEO of SlideRocket.</i><p>The technology industry is thriving, fueled by a rise in innovative startups, an influx of venture capital funding and the promise of high value initial public offerings. Facebook’s IPO is poised to be the largest U.S. stock …

Go-Giver Of The Week: How One College Student Turned His Personal Tragedy Into An Opportunity To Give Back

As a high school student on Long Island, Guy Viner was highly accomplished, the kind of kid everyone could see was headed for a certain kind of success. Elected senior class president and passionate about studying languages (Mandarin, Italian and Spanish were his specialties), he won a State …

Want to Give Back? Ways to Save the World (Without Moving to Mali)

Moved by the poverty he'd seen on his travels, Jim Ziolkowski gave up a lucrative career in finance to start buildOn—a nonprofit that runs …

Amid Stagnant Poverty Rate, Here Are 7 People Who Give Us Hope

The Census report released Tuesday showed that poverty figures have remained abysmally stagnant for six straight years, but the people determined to put an end to it have been anything but.<p>About 46.5 million people, or 15 percent of the U.S. population, are living at or below the poverty line, the …

Supermodel Karolina Kurkova Talks Giving Back, Being Positive, And Intense Reality TV Moments

It’s difficult to believe that supermodel Karolina Kurkova has never been to Hong Kong until today. It’s not a modeling job or a celebrity appearance that brought her to the city. She is in town to support the Bring Me A Book foundation gala organized by friends of hers. Bring Me A Book is a …

How You Can Make 'Made in America' Cool Again

Ralph Lauren’s decision to manufacture the uniforms they are providing to the U.S. Olympic team in China sparked criticism on Capitol Hill and across the country last week. Many media sources reacted, as well, with arguments on why Ralph Lauren should or should not apologize for that choice.<p>While …

Niall Horan Is ‘Finally Free’ On His Uplifting New Song

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>TRL<p>Find out why Sabrina's new name is "Medusa …

Fashion archive: The influence of the Great War on fashion

In many respects London has never presented a more interesting array of fashions than at this season. The crowds of smart women from the Continent, and the prevailing quiet, good taste in dress is both restful and becoming at a time when everyone is feeling the depression of the war. After all, it …

Fashion Gurus Wanted for Patch

Calling all boutique employees, students, local shoppers and anyone with a passion for fashion. We want to see your ideas on Patch!<p><i>Written by Amy</i> …

Lena Dunham, Lily Collins, David Beckham honor CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Lena Dunham, Lily Collins, Diane Kruger, Lea Michele, Jessica Pare, Victoria and David Beckham, and many more descended on the Chateau Marmont on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate up-and-coming fashion talent, the 10 designer finalists of the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.<p>Vogue magazine …

It's the Green Carpet Challenge! Check Out These Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Dresses and Vote for Your Favorite

Five British designers, including Christopher Kane, Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum, and Roland Mouret were recently put to an eco-friendly design test by the Green Carpet Challenge, an organization founded by Livia Firth (wife of Colin Firth) that is all about putting a spotlight on …

5 Ways to Become Eco-friendly

This year was the first time I have ever made a New Year's resolution. Some years I didn't have anything I thought was substantial enough to make a resolution about, but most times I would think of resolutions mid-year and didn't want to wait until Dec. 31 to make a formal promise about my …

10 Unique Ways to Green your Outdoor Eco-Friendly Home

Summer is a great time to spend more time in your outdoor home. Whether you are working on your landscaping, enjoying entertaining family or friends, …

Wine: Fairtrade comes of age

Monday sees the start of Fairtrade fortnight, and the wine industry's annual focus on ethically produced wine. Effectively, this means wine made in countries with the lowest wage rates – Argentina, Chile and South Africa. Recent unrest among agricultural workers caused some to say that South …

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