Gabrielle Roger

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3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

The 3 Best Fat-Blasting Exercises You Aren't Doing

Use the moves to torch your gut<p>The key to turning your body into a fat-burning machine isn't more time in the gym—it's enlisting more muscles.<p>“The more muscles you work, the more calories you burn,” says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., owner of StreamFit.com. Instead of splitting up your workouts by …

The Unbelievable 4-Minute Cardio Workout

How long does it take to get in a great cardio workout? Not as long as you might think. That is, unless you’re thinking 4 minutes.Seriously.Our proof: The fast and furious routines that follow, courtesy of fitness expert BJ Gaddour, CSCS, owner of StreamFIT.com—a web site that offers follow-along, …

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

3 Exercises To Melt Away Love Handles

While there are no secrets to melting away your love handles, there is definitely a right and a wrong way to attack them. "Too many people spend all …

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

G20: how global tax reform could transform Africa's fortunes

Global tax reform would seem an unlikely issue to excite and unite the world. Yet as public anger grows over the unconscionable scale of tax avoidance by multinational companies, such reform has become a low-hanging political fruit. Who could challenge the need?<p>When G20 leaders discuss global tax …

Polio eradication: A humanitarian fix.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been spearheading an effort over the past couple of years to close the last mile on polio eradication. …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

On World Malaria Day, we look at an MSF project in Kouroussa where teams are working to prevent the spread of disease and save the lives of young …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

At the Brussels Conference on Syria, MSF urges donor countries to scale up health funding for Syrian refugees in Jordan.<p>MSF received 63 wounded from …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

The intensified air assault led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates leaves civilians in northwest Yemen more vulnerable than ever.<p>With a new …

How Educating Girls Can Change the World

Earlier this year, I met Harriet, a 16 year-old girl from northern Uganda. She is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar in secondary school who aspires to be an engineer. Harriet's path at times has seemed unimaginable as she has had to overcome great odds. One of five children in her family, she lost …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

Nestlé on Its Way to Achieving Zero Waste in Europe by 2020

Nestlé’s confectionery factory in York reached zero waste in 2011. | Image credit: Nestlé<p>Related:<p>Nestlé today announced it will achieve zero waste in …

Sustainability

A Toddler Remains HIV-Free, Raising Hope For Babies Worldwide

A 3-year-old girl born in Mississippi with HIV acquired from her mother during pregnancy remains free of detectable virus at least 18 months after she stopped taking antiviral pills.<p>New results on this child, published online by the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>, appear to green-light a study in …

The Poor are not Stupid; They are Just Poor: Findings from a Study on the Impact of Pure Mobile Micro-Financing on the Poor

A typical shop operated by a Musoni client who participated in the survey. Most transactions between small businesses and their customers are done in …

Youth Financial Inclusion Through the Lens of Global Findex Data

Youth Financial Inclusion Through the Lens of Global Findex Data<p>The World Bank’s Global Financial Inclusion Database is a project funded by the Bill …

American Express aims to serve unbanked and underbanked

Amex, home of that object of envy, the Black Card, is expanding in an unexpected direction – to provide services to the unbanked and underbanked.<p>“Our …

Now Is The Time To Empower Girls

<i>Editor’s Note: Maria Eitel is the founding CEO and President of the Nike Foundation and Kathy Calvin is CEO and President of the United Nations Foundation.</i><p><i>“If boys can go to school, then girls can also go. If boys can earn money, girls can also earn. If boys can go to the moon, then girls can also</i> …

Data-Driven Lending Could Help African Farmers Feed The World

Gro Ventures believes the solution is to create a network of farmers and collect their data, using it to create credit models which allow banks to …

Rural Women Take Power Over Poverty

The future health and well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants is largely in the hands of rural women. Our job is to make sure they have the tools and training they need.<p><i>Sofia Arivilca in Puno, Peru. Photo by Annie Griffiths for Heifer International, courtesy of Ripple Effect Images.</i><p>"Empowering …

Africa: The Next Great Growth Story for Visa and MasterCard?

Visa's and MasterCard's stance in Africa could spur next round of growth.<p>Africa's role in the global economy is visibly changing. It is no longer the …

7 Considerations for Mobile Money Cash Grants to Change Development

Let us start with the classic (borderline cliché) development proverb: if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if he is taught how to fish, …

Emerging Voices: Henriette Kolb on Gender Equality and Economic Growth

More on:<p>Economics<p>Gender<p>Development<p>Diplomacy and International Institutions<p><i>Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners</i> …

Why the world’s technology giants are investing in Africa

<b>"I don't understand. Why is it that the media only seems to talk about Africa when bad things happen?"</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessNigerian shoppers warm to online retailersThe tech modernising Kenya's matatusBattle for gadget accessory marketCould power plants of the future produce …

Founding Myths of Mobile Money

<i>By guest blogger Ignacio Mas</i> <b><br>Myths as retrospective reinterpretations</b><p>Every movement has its founding myths. These stories are rarely manufactured …