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Want to Help People? Just Give Them Money

“We give money directly to the poor — no strings attached.”<p>I was skeptical of the idea being pitched to my team. Two decades in philanthropy, including eight years at The Gates Foundation and six at Google Giving, had shown me the power of development done well. Living in India, I saw firsthand how …

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A Data Scientist’s Real Job: Storytelling

Every morning at DoSomething.org, our computers greet us with a report containing over 350 million data points tracking our organization’s performance. Our challenge as data scientists is to translate this haystack of information into guidance for staff so they can make smart decisions — whether …

2014 Range Rover Sport First Look

Putting the "Sport" Back in Range Rover Sport<p>Cars are like people in many ways. They have moods, personalities, faces, and sometimes even weight problems. The Range Rover Sport was one of those vehicles that needed to lose some weight. We say was because the 2014 Range Rover Sport that just made …

Goodbye supermarkets: how I lived for a year without the multinationals

It's exactly 12 months since I decided to see if I could live for a year without visiting a supermarket. When I started this experiment I wasn't sure …