Nihit Bajaj

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16 Astounding Backpacking Trips To Add To Your Bucket List

Hit the rugged, dusty, spectacular road.

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

<b>Using a toilet is something most people take for granted - but about 1.1 billion people around the world defecate in the open because they do not have access to proper sanitation. Now a scheme in India is aiming to instil better toilet habits in children by "paying them to poo".</b><p>Open defecation is a …

From Social Experiments To Social Entrepreneurship: Injoy Giving Uses Gifting To Make A Difference

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social entrepreneurship is booming globally, and the MENA region is no exception, especially in the UAE. When it comes to this GCC-based …

Entrepreneurship

Kiah Williams, 28

Cofounder, SIRUM<p>Kiah Williams teamed up with her fellow Stanford grads Adam Kircher and George Wang to develop SIRUM (Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine). The non-profit currently works with 12 healthcare sites (largely in California, but also in Colorado and Oregon) and has …

Does the Development Sector Need Its Own WikiLeaks? (SSIR)

Within a year of going live in 2006, WikiLeaks’ servers hosted more than a million leaked documents. This indicates at least two important things: 1) …

Inside The Mind That Built Google Brain: On Life, Creativity, And Failure

<i>(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty)</i><p>Here's a list of universities with arguably the greatest computer science programs: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. These are the same places, respectively, where Andrew Ng received his bachelor's degree, his master's, his Ph.D., and has taught for 12 …

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

How Japan's Line App Became A Culture-Changing Phenomenon

It’s already a powerhouse in messaging, entertainment, and merchandise, with payments and more on the way. Next stop: America.<p>When the young people of Tokyo want to go shopping, they head for Harajuku. A fabled wellspring of youth culture, the neighborhood offers international retail chains on its …

Social Marketing

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy

Best of 2014

4 Things You Probably Know About Poverty That Bill and Melinda Gates Don’t

To fix global poverty, you first need to acknowledge where it comes from.<p>Bill and Melinda Gates just released their annual letter, “Our Big Bet for the Future,” with their thoughts on the current state of global poverty and the suite of projects they are funding to tackle it. While their hopeful …

2015 Gates Annual Letter

Our foundation gives more money to education than to any other cause in the United States because it's the best lever we've seen for giving every …

Bill Gates Is About To Unveil The Most Powerful Tool In The History of Social Activism

Since Bill Gates started writing his annual letter in 2009, he’s pretty much stuck with the accomplishments and plans of the Gates Foundation. Not this year: tacked at the end of an ambitious outline for the next 15 years, to be made public today, Gates will announce an initiative with the …

The Travel Hacks You Should Know (But Probably Don't)

Travel hacking is often synonymous with credit card churn and gaming points and miles. I'm no stranger to those tactics but I've always been more interested in the nifty, devious ways to get what you want while on the road. Here's the best of the best, tried true and tested.<p>I think it has to do …

Photograph: Heba Elkholy/AP<p>Baher Mohamed (L), Mohammed Fahmy (C), and correspondent Peter Greste (R), appear in court during their trial on terror charges in Cairo, …

Africa

Mike Brady and Dion Drew: Hiring the unemployable

About these speakers<p>Mike, the President and CEO at Greyston Bakery, is building on the Bakery’s thirty year heritage as a model for social enterprise …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

You already know that Africa isn’t a country. But what else? Check out these maps and put the continent’s population, income, growth, and potential …

Tanzania Photos

Wildlife

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …

Raspberry Pi