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Brazil’s World Cup Raises Fear of Rampant Child Prostitution

Amanda sits curled up on the sofa watching cartoons on television. She will soon turn 14, but her youth belies her past. The young girl has suffered …

Social Supermarkets A 'Win-Win-Win' For Europe's Poor

Somewhere between a food pantry and a traditional grocery store lies an opportunity to help feed those in need.<p>Enter "social supermarkets," a European model that offers discounted food exclusively to those in poverty. The stores have grown in popularity across the continent, and this week, the U.K. …

Microbe Transplants Treat Some Diseases That Drugs Can't Fix

Billie Iverson may be getting up there, but for an 86-year-old, she's still plenty active.<p>"I take trips, and I go do my own shopping, and I take myself to the doctor," Iverson says. "I do everything. I don't let anything stop me."<p>But one day, she got hit with something she'd never experienced — the …

How Expansion Will Change The Look Of Medicaid

Starting in January, it will get a lot easier for millions of people across to the country to qualify for Medicaid.<p>Adults making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($15,856 in 2013) will be able to sign up for Medicaid, under an expansion paid for entirely by the federal government …

Abercrombie and Fitch 'wrongly fired' Muslim over headscarf

<b>US clothing retailer Abercrombie and Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker for wearing a headscarf, a judge has ruled.</b><p>Federal Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled the firm violated anti-discrimination laws when it sacked Hani Khan from a Hollister brand shop.<p>Ms Khan was initially allowed to wear a …

How Poverty Taxes the Brain

10 Clever DIY Dress Hacks

What’s the best part about summer fashion? You can literally wear a dress every day of the week! If you’ve got a good crop of dresses but are totally bored of them, here are 10 ways to transform them into brand new duds.<p>1. Shoulder-less Shirt Dress: Take an oversized shirt and turn it into a hot …

Clothing

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

Exercise

33 Stylish DIY Shoe Hacks

No matter whether you’re all about the ballet flat, love a strappy pair of sandals, or are always looking for a little color-blocked height, we’re guessing that you like a good pair of shoes. But lately you find yourself looking at the bottom of your closet, filled with bins of shoes, and just want …

Shoes

How-To: Stella and Dot-Inspired Feather Necklace

Make your own Stella and Dot-inspired statement necklace with this eye-catching feather necklace tutorial from Stacie at Stars for Streetlights!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Stars for Streetlights to see the full how-to.

How To Make Your Own DIY Vintage Plate Tiered Dessert Stand

Here's a quick and easy project for parties of all types; whether for kids or adults, casual or formal. These tiered stands are inexpensive to make, …

The Ultimate Guide to Healthier Baking [Infographic]

Text by Kate Morin<p>Graphic by Tantika Tivorat<p><i>What's your favorite healthy baking substitution? Share with us in the comments below, and don't forget</i> …

How-To's

We Totes Rounded Up 40 Awesome DIY Totes!

Guess what time it is? Totes o’clock! This week we’re kicking off a series on totes and all the creative and clever ways you can make them, trick them out, and style them. But first, presenting 40 of our favorite tote tutorials from all over the web.<p>1. Painted Heart Tote: We love this combination …

Crafting

Popular birth control suspected in 23 deaths

Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills have been linked to the deaths of 23 women, many of whom died from blood clots<p>According to documents obtained by CBC News, at least 24 Canadian women have died as a result of what health authorities believe is an adverse reaction to popular birth control pills Yaz …

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

<b>For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates.</b><p>It's a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and …

It all starts with clean water... | WaterAid US

1.9 million people with clean water<p>For Fatima, Lourdes and Amelia in Timor-Leste, that means being able to drink from the tap without worrying about …