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Polish Red Cross Lets Diners Help Feed Hungry Children By Crossing Their Cutlery

Charitable giving is often something people do a few times a year, but rarely is it a regular habit. The Polish Red Cross by agency Cheil Poland …

Why This Popular Minnesota Beer Company Gives Away All Of Its Profits

Finnegans CEO and founder Jacquie Berglund never imagined she’d join the beer business. A Minnesota native, she moved to France in 1990 to get her …

Companies Need To Focus Their Corporate Responsibility At Home

By Bob McKinnon3 minute Read<p>In 1914, Henry Ford shocked the business world by announcing that he was increasing the daily wages of his employees on …

How To Turn Colleges Into Incubators For Changemaking Design

So how do you harness the potential of universities and their students to take on global design challenges? It may be easier than you think:<p>How far …

Design

Saving the art of conversation in the age of the smartphone

“I am going to be a little boring,” Sherry Turkle announces as we sit down to tea in the living room of her sprawling Boston townhouse. “And you’re going to be a little boring, too.”<p>Turkle, for the record, is not boring. She is a psychologist and a professor at MIT whose primary academic …

Stop Giving Employees Cash Bonuses

New research suggests a better kind of year-end reward.<p><i>A Christmas Carol</i> makes a strong existential case for year-end bonuses, but it’s far less instructive on which type of bonus works best. Indeed, the evidence on that count is conflicting. Individual, performance-based bonuses can boost morale …

Infographic: The Meaning Of Life Explained In 95 Simple Shapes

This book on philographics presents simple, elegant visual representations of mind-bogglingly complex philosophical theories.<p>If you’ve been looking for a quick visual cheat sheet for a Philosophy 101 exam, you’re in luck. Philographics–distillations of mind-boggling philosophical theories into …

Parents are buying their kids all the wrong toys

The highlight of my son’s speech therapy was always the bag of toys. Years ago, when he was a toddler and the therapist came to our house, he’d wait patiently as she took out one toy at a time and used each to help build language skills. Anxious to boost his progress, I watched her work and wrote …

These “Disabled” Mannequins Will Challenge Your Notion Of The Perfect Body

For the “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” on December 3, the nonprofit Pro Infirmis worked with Germany agency Jung Von Matt/Limmat to …

The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

'Cuddle hormone' oxytocin can stimulate brain activity in autistic children

Could there be an inhaler for autism? That's a legitimate question. For years, researchers have studied the possibility that a hormone called oxytocin could help autistic people better understand social interactions. Often known as the "love hormone" or "cuddle hormone" for its ability to bring out …

Companies: Stop Crowdsourcing Your Charity

Having too many options actually leads people to stall and avoid choosing. Think of your own experience when ordering from a restaurant with a large …

Catholic Cardinal Says Church Was 'Outmarketed' On Gay Marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been "outmarketed" on the issue of gay marriage and has been "caricatured as being anti-gay."<p>Dolan discussed the church's positions opposing same-sex marriage and abortion in an interview with "Meet the Press" …

Tongue-controlled wheelchair could offer a faster way for quadriplegics to get around

Researchers are developing a method for quadriplegics to control wheelchairs and mouse cursors using only the movement of their tongue, and it's turning out to be far more effective than one of the most popular current control schemes. Researchers from Georgia Tech have been working on a …

Got Student Debt? Pay It Off By Volunteering

Founder Sabrina Norrie was working as a policy analyst and volunteer manager at several nonprofits, when she started to think about the potential …

Why 23andMe Terrifies Health Insurance Companies

The FDA’s threat to the Google-funded makers of a $99 genetic test is a victory for insurance companies concerned about their business model.<p>The FDA dealt a blow to 23AndMe Monday morning, ordering the makers of a $99 DNA test to halt marketing of the product. And at least one interest group …

Insurance

This Sign Language Ring Translates Hand Movements Into Spoken Words

A winner of the coveted red dot awards for design concept in 2013, Sign Language Ring is a device that detects sign language motion and “translates” that to voice by emitting audio through a speaker.<p>Comprising a bracelet and set of detachable rings worn on select fingers, Sign Language Ring was …

Take My Job, Please! Your Essential Guide To Succession Planning

Planning who will take over for you doesn’t have to be painful. Here’s how to get started letting go of your job.<p>Succession planning is probably not high on the list of topics you want to think about.<p>Which is likely why most companies do one of two extremes:<p>Nothing at all<br>• A very cumbersome process …

Bringing Design Thinking To Social Problems, Ideo.org Focuses On The People In Need

“In the recession of 2008 and 2009, foundations lost up to 40% of their endowments,” explains Wyatt. “There was so much desire within social …

Signs of autism might be detectable in the first months of life

By the time most kids are diagnosed with autism, they're somewhere between the ages of three and five years old. Now, new research points towards a potential means of diagnosing children much, much sooner — and it all comes down to eye contact.<p>In a study funded by the National Institutes of Mental …