We all remember seeing the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on TV, but the media is less interested in covering the rebuilding or showing that the beautiful beach towns of the Jersey Shore are back in business. Tourism brings jobs to the Jersey shore. Without a good summer season, many small businesses-- and even larger hotels-- will not survive the year.
In the underdeveloped areas of the world without access to water, droughts are common, which cause severe food shortages. Lack of water also results in improper sanitation and hygiene measures, and prevents the development of these countries in areas such as education, nutrition, and economic growth. The deaths that occur as a result of these chain reactions measure more than any other natural disaster during the last century.
Over 1. 4 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty - it's been called the greatest crisis of our time. Here's the inspiring story of one organization, founded by a Marine Corps platoon commander who saw the link between poverty, terrorism, and global instability and created a holistic, integrated approach to support leaders building solutions in their own communities.
One of the worst consequences of violence against women is the impact it has on children. Evidence suggests that children who experience violence in the home are at an increased risk of becoming victims or perpetrators when they grow up. The circle of violence continues.
Kids can change the world: this is the inspiring story of Peruvian Hearts, a nonprofit founded by an 11-year-old to meet the basic and educational needs of girls living in an orphanage, and empower those girls to strengthen their communities. The founder tells her story, and offers words of wisdom for parents looking to support future change-makers, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders in their own homes.
In the Hispanic community, statistics show that women are developing heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic women. Even worse than that number is the fact that only 1 in 3 Latinas are aware that heart disease is the number 1 killer in our community.
Giving old dolls, teacups, anything we weren't using was part of the ritual of visiting my grandmother's village of Cambita in San CristÃ³bal. I remember feeling good when my cousins saw the toys and played with them. Making my kids share their toys when they aren't using them with other children will show them how lucky they are to have toys to play with in the first place.
On a daily basis, doctors at overcrowded public hospitals in the Dominican Republic are faced with having to provide urgent medical care to walk-in patients experiencing complications of second-rate procedures performed by unofficial providers. The ban on abortions has impacted negatively the lives of young women in the Caribbean. Before a new law is in place, the only route is empowerment.
The Beauty and the Beast themed Be Our Guest Restaurant opened in the New Fantasyland section in Magic Kingdom to rave reviews about both the food and the incredible setting. Located at the rear of Fantasyland in a breathtaking castle, this attraction is hard to miss.
Be part of big fun under the big top in Storybook Circus - part of the New Fantasyland expansion! From the circus tents to the walkways embedded with peanut shells, its the best circus you'll ever see! As Walt Disney himself said, "Fantasyland is dedicated to the young at heart and those who believe that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true." And Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland certainly delivers dreams and fun for everyone!
Disney is more than a princess land – but it may seem that way when you have a sister! There are tons of rides that boys love, of course. (How many times can you ride Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in one day?) But we’ve found some cool attractions that boys of all ages –...
Whoever you are, whatever age you are, you can't miss Fantasyland on a trip to Disney World! The sights, the characters, the rides, the castle... its like having your whole childhood in one place. What a better way to commemorate your trip than picking up a souvenir from Fantasyland itself. The choices are endless - from dinglehoppers to mouse ear toppers, weve found some unique Fantasyland souvenirs that are must-have momentos from your trip.