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15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Rand Paul’s civil rights fiasco: How Jon Stewart just unmasked him — and exposed libertarians’ perverted view of freedom

Rand Paul talks a good game about rights and liberty. What he’s actually promising is oppression of the worst kind<p>In addition to serially changing positions on several key issue areas, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is a slippery operator when it comes to LGBT rights and marriage equality. Tuesday night, on …

3 Ways Wearable Technology Could Revolutionize Human Health Over the Next 10 Years

For many consumers and investors, the term "wearable tech" immediately conjures up thoughts of <b>Google</b> Glass, smartwatches, and <b>Nike</b> fitness bands. …

Spreading Global Health, One Flash Mob at a Time

Come for the flash mob, stay for the sex education.<p>That's how a few Global Health Corps fellows in Burundi are getting through to hard-to-reach …

5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

2013 was a big year for consumer health technology. According to mobile tech consultancy Research2Guidance, there are now close to 100,000 mobile …

In rural ERs, telemed reduces drug errors for kids - Futurity

Telemedicine consultations from pediatric specialists reduce the number of drug errors in rural emergency departments, new research shows.

UN calls for greater focus on sanitation and an end to open defecation

Deputy secretary general uses World Water Week address to push social and economic case for renewed efforts on sanitation<p>The UN has called on countries to give greater urgency to sanitation, particularly efforts to end open defecation.<p>"We must break taboos. As was the case for the word 'toilets' a …

We Need to Rethink How We Measure 'Improved Sanitation'

<i>Building on the first debate to accelerate progress towards the MDGs, the Skoll World Forum partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Huffington Post to produce another online debate--this time focused on critical issues that do</i> …

Innovation

Poor Sanitation Is Costing The World $260 Billion Every Year [Infographic]

The World Bank is an international organization dedicated to eliminating poverty. It should be no surprise then that they've formed a partnership organization, the Water and Sanitation Program, to alleviate one of the biggest issues for the poor, a lack of sanitation.<p>While sanitation might sound …

Business and water: an uneasy but vital relationship

A new report emphasises the role of companies in the water debate, but can they put public good above their own private interests?<p>To address today's pending water challenges, the private sector needs to help establish "safe spaces" for dialogue and action without falling into the trap of resource …

Water

Californians want water issues fixed but not enough to pay for it

USC DORNSIFE / TIMES POLL<p>Californians want water issues fixed but not enough to pay for it<p>Voters acknowledge serious water supply problems but balk when told the multibillion-dollar price tags to address them, poll finds.<p>September 30, 2013|By Bettina Boxall<p>The lights of Walnut Grove illuminate the …

Water

What healthcare leaders can do to nurture innovation

To nurture innovation in healthcare, leaders must do less. This counter-intuitive advice draws on years of innovation research and the practices of the world's most innovative organisations, the ones that get 10 times more bang for buck on their innovation activities than the rest.<p>Innovation is …