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What’s in the Dumpster? Exploring Food Waste and Hunger in America

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Doctors Without Borders Explains Decision to Pull Out of World Humanitarian Summit

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Why I Want to Take Over the World with Shea Butter

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Why Students Like Malia Obama Should Go Abroad for Gap Year

This week, the White House announced that President Obama’s daughter Malia will take a gap year before attending Harvard University, where both her parents went to law school.

Tiny Spark discussed the merits of postponing college with Abby Falik, founder of Global Citizen Year. Read more…

Struggling to Erase the Stigma of Trauma

By Amy Ta

I’m in the business of questions and answers — writing questions, procuring answers for our podcast. But when I take off my producer/editor cap and go about my personal life, these are the questions I get ad nauseam from strangers:

“What happened to your face? How’d you get those scars? Were you in a car accident?”

For those who don’t know, road bike racing was the tragic accident that happened to me — three increasingly severe crashes within two years. They damaged my skin, bones, brain, bank account, and worse of all – the way I felt about myself.

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Mom Survives Terrorist Attack With Baby, Vows to Keep Fighting Violent Extremism

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Is Philanthropy Fueling Wealth Inequality?

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Doing Good as Muslim American and Being Shut Down

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Rebecca Hamilton interviews Vice President Riek Machar when covering the South Sudan referendum for Te Washington Post. Credit: Cédric Gerbehaye.

In Solving Global Crises, How Useful Are Hashtags and Likes?

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From War Photographer to War Crimes Investigator

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