With all the giving that takes place during the holiday season, it's good to know where you can cut back. Here are 7 ways to limit the excess this holiday season, on Babble.
Today marks the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. I cannot imagine what today will be like for all of the families who lost a loved one so senselessly. In all honesty, I never seem to have the right words to express my sadness about this day, so I just don’t say anything at all. MORE »
I have written before that only a few short years ago I never wanted to visit Africa because I believed what the media fed me about the continent. I believed that Africa was full of child soldiers and brutal dictators. I believed that diseases were rife across the continent. I believed that every country was MORE »
Want to give back for Halloween? Here are four organizations to support with your hard-earned dollars.
If I weren’t a writer I would work in the logistics industry in some capacity. I relish discovering how products are efficiently routed from Point A to Point B from international mail to emergency food aid, to domestic consumer goods. That is why I was like a kid in the candy store when I visited MORE »
Tonight as I sit on my hotel room’s balcony during the African summer under a bright full moon I am reflecting on my week here in Zambia that has taken me to the country’s industrial Copperbelt region to urban centers to rural outposts in the outlying areas of Lusaka province. Since being in Zambia I MORE »
No matter when the rains changed, the result now is harsh, arid conditions that force traditional Tanzanian Maasai pastoralists to keep fewer cattle in their herds and drives them to grow crops like maize and beans even though agro-pastoralism is completely unknown to them. Due to the changing weather the Maasai are being forced to change their entire culture in order to survive.
I am writing this post sitting in my hotel room in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Right outside my patio window in the near distance is a beautiful, blue bay with connecting waters to the Indian Ocean. Dar es Salaam is the first coastal city I’ve visited in Africa. Its brightly colored buildings, abundant bougainvillea and MORE »
Each time I am abroad I meet some of the most amazing, selfless frontline health workers in the world. Health workers from doctors, nurses, and midwives here in the States to frontline health workers in rural areas in Africa and Asia are oftentimes never acknowledged for the life-saving work they do for people on a MORE »
Grace Hightower De Niro (wife of Robert De Niro) is committed to helping Rwandan coffee farmers through her company, Grace Hightower and Coffees of Rwanda. Her company practices not only fair trade, but also direct sourcing, ethical practices and environmental stewardship in Rwanda.
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