Genevieve Ryan

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9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

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Afghan educators struggle for funding as US aid budget shrinks

The United States has stopped funding a charity that educates some of Afghanistan's most vulnerable abuse victims, including a tortured child bride and a teenager scarred by acid for refusing to marry a militia commander.<p>The decision to end financing for Aid Afghanistan for Education, which …

Americans Don't Understand Insurance, Let Alone Obamacare, Research Shows

With open enrollment for uninsured individuals to buy health coverage under the Affordable Care Act set to begin in less than two months, research is mounting that shows consumers don’t understand health insurance, let alone key aspects of the landmark health law.<p>The studies are troubling, …

Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels

For years she was a symbol of a new country rising from the ashes of Taliban rule, as one of the women whose voices were finally being heard after a decade of brutal oppression in Afghanistan.<p>Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country’s first woman MPs, travelled the world with …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

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The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

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Want to Know What Really Makes You Happy? Try Tracking It

Throughout our careers and lives, the big decisions we have to make usually lead back to a single, overriding concern: What really makes me happy? Too often we try to answer these questions without knowing or understanding the real data from our lives. Our self-analysis devolves into speculation or …

Why investing in impact practice is so important

Impact investing is, according to Sir Ronald Cohen, "the new venture capital". The art of investing simultaneously for financial and social return, as Cohen recently blogged, could radically alter how social issues are tackled. From social impact bonds to social finance and payment by results, a …

How enterprise philanthropy can unleash the potential of impact investing

The recent devastation wreaked by Hurricane Sandy acts as an acute reminder of the importance of critical services for daily survival – energy, water, sanitation, healthcare, housing. Yet for many of the world's poor, the lack of such services is the prevailing norm. In the absence of public good …

Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

During the past century, governments and charitable organizations have mounted massive efforts to address social problems such as poverty, lack of education, and disease. Governments around the world are straining to fund their commitments to solve these problems and are limited by old ways of …

Lisa Hall on How Calvert Foundation is Democratizing Impact Investing

<i>Editor’s note: Lisa Hall is the President and CEO of the Calvert Foundation.</i><p><i>This article was originally written for the Skoll World Forum as part of an ongoing series titled “Our Theory of Change”, which highlights different strategies and approaches of investment organizations working for social</i> …

Threshold Impact

ThresholdImpact founder Dr. Ray Muzyka will be speaking at Inventure$ in Calgary, Alberta June 6th 2018 on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Mentorship: …

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Impact Investing Discussions Suggest Economic Returns And Social Impact Can Be Achieved Together

World leaders converged on the Beverly Hills Hilton this week to discuss the big issues facing us today. Among the topics discussed at the Milken Institute Global Conference was impact investing, which is where I focused my energy during the conference.<p>In one session, Dave Chen of Equilibrium …

How to Write A Cold E-mail

First came cold calls, second came cold e-mails. Cold e-mailing is the most effective and untapped form of networking, not to mention the cheapest one (no networking events or country club fees). There are extraordinary people to meet, jobs to get, and advice to receive- it all can be a product of …

How You Can Get Motivated To Reach Your Goals

I’m Nancy F. Clark the curator of Forbes WomensMedia and CEO of PositivityDaily. After studying physics at Berkeley I started out in rocket science with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and then computer technology for the University of California where I also worked with the Chancellor to bring on …

Omidyar Network, Founded By eBay Billionaire, Creates Opportunities Through Impact Investing

On the day Pierre Omidyar became a billionaire, he knew he wanted to put his money to good use.<p>In September 1998, the eBay founder watched his stake in the company rise to over $1 billion on the first day of public trading. Having written the original software for the site only three years prior, …

How to live your life: Advice from an American student who was killed in Egypt

By Karen Tumulty<p>Karen Tumulty<p>Columnist covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Andrew Pochter, a 21-year-old Kenyon College student from Chevy Chase, Md., was stabbed to death on June 28 during anti-government protests in Alexandria, Egypt. Pochter, a bystander to the demonstrations, was in …

Nexus: Helping Ultra-Wealthy Inheritors Change The World

Many ultra-wealthy inheritors are looking to make a significant difference in the world. There are many ways this can be accomplished, but for a substantial number of them, the path is social entrepreneurship on local, regional and global scales.<p>Social entrepreneurship is the process of developing …

Why Tesla Is Beating GM, Nissan and Ford

The last 12 months Tesla Motors stock has been on a tear. From $25 it has more than quadrupled to over $100. And most analysts still recommend owning the stock, even though the company has never made a net profit.<p><b>Tesla is #1 in electric automobiles</b><p>There is no doubt that each of the major car …

Who Got Hurt The Most By The Rise In Yields?

Over the last month, the yield on 10 year US Treasury has risen from 2.02% to 2.53%, or roughly 25%. The rise in rates has not been triggered by any particular incident,but a general sense that the US Federal Reserve will need to start cutting back on its easy money policy during the next 6 to 18 …

New Age Philanthropy: Donor-Advised Funds Defy Sluggish Giving Trends

Charitable giving has a new look, one that is broadening the giving pool and helping keep the dollars rolling into nonprofits even during tough …

Summer's Hottest Beach Reads

Whether youre downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.<p>Whether you're downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Philanthropy: Why You Should Demand a ROI

Philanthropy is at its best when it is founded on entrepreneurial zest--think of social challenges as an opportunity to create large, profitable enterprises.<p>Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems. While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it …

Brainstorming at 30K feet: Reflections from the ‘hackathon in the sky’

[Full disclosure: British Airways paid for my flight, allowing me to participate in this project.]<p>30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, entrepreneurs on a chartered flight to London worked furiously to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems.<p>But with no access to in-flight WiFi, the …