Best Photo of 2016

Each December, National Geographic picks their best 52 photos of the year. While they are all of course breathtaking, my favorite is from a September article titled, "Why There’s New Hope About Ending Blindness" — give it a read during the holidays. Trust me, you won't regret it. Eye-care workers use test-lens frames to conduct eye exams in India’s [...]

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Catalyzing Cooperation

Donald Trump has seemingly slipped into every thought I have had since Tuesday's U.S. Election. Naturally, I thought I should write about this shocking outcome. I had a fairly long list of potential ideas: A post on the effects of a Trump Presidency on emerging countries (Answer—It's not looking good) A post about the worldwide reaction [...]

From SSIR: A Different Way to Play

The article "A Different Way to Play" featured below was published this fall by the Stanford Social Innovation Review (An incredible publication). Why is a journal as highly regarded as the SSIR discussing child's play you may ask? It turns out that play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, [...]

Breaking the Bloody Taboo

Today is May 28—Menstrual Hygiene Day. Some would scoff at the notion that we need a specific day to remember women get their periods once a month. What's the big deal, right? We all know it happens, so why even talk about it? In Kenya, girls can miss between 3-7 days of school each month because of [...]

Private Prisons — Making Bank on Injustice

For-profit businesses try to make as much money as they can. Profit is how they, and the rest of society, measure value creation and the overall success of their company. This all makes reasonable sense, until one learns about for-profit prisons. Typically, a country's goal is to decrease its incarceration rate; however, for-profit prisons want to increase revenue, [...]