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A Richer World - BBC News. What You Didn't Know About Your Childhood. BEING A MOM: EXPECTATION VS REALITY! What You Didn't Know About Your Childhood. What To Expect When You're Expecting Trailer 2012 - Official. Jimmy Gets Parenting Advice From Kids. Play online, learn online and feed the hungry. 25 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama Too often the trend in our society is for people to be separated from either other, to be cut off from the great mass of humanity, and in doing so to be dehumanized a little bit more with each step. Cars have taken us off the streets, where we used to greet each other and stop to chat. Cubicles have taken away a bit of the humanity in working, as have factories and even computers to some extent. And while I’m not railing against any of these inventions (except perhaps the cubicle), what we must guard against is the tendency of that individuality to have us focused on ourselves to the exclusion of our fellow human beings.

I’m not saying we’re all like that, but it can happen, if we’re not careful. So strike back against the selfishness and greed of our modern world, and help out a fellow human being today. So take just a few minutes today, and do a kindness for another person. Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done... Bill Gates Pushes Students Toward Philanthropy. 10 Biggest Philanthropists of All Time | Kizaz. Philanthropy has become big again.

Some of the world’s richest people have recently been seen giving away vast portions of their amassed fortunes to a variety of international causes. Some, like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, have reacted to the current global economic crisis by encouraging their fellow billionaires to give generously. Others have been doing it quietly ever since they made it big. While most of history’s biggest givers are from the boom times of the recent era, not all of them are. It is possible that the greatest philanthropist of all time lies in the murky histories of Ming China or Malian West Africa, both of which were times renown for their wealth.

We could try to trace back the threads of time to long past eras, find their richest individuals and calculate their philanthropic contribution in modern currency. Based on total amount pledged or actually given, these are the top 10 biggest philanthropists of all time. The 50 Philanthropists Who Have Given Away The Most Money. INTERACTIVE: The ranking of the 50 biggest givers is based solely on money given out, not pledged, in calendar year 2012. When Centre College in Kentucky declared in July that it had received a $250 million donation from its former trustee chair, Houston entrepreneur Robert Brockman, via a trust created by his father, it garnered national headlines. As one of the largest-ever gifts to higher education, it would almost double the tiny school’s endowment. A related announcement in September was less heralded: The gift, made in stock, as part of a recapitalization that never happened, had been withdrawn.

Centre College’s example, while extreme, isn’t unusual. Philanthropists who make pledges during boom times sometimes renege when markets tank; others pull back based on preconditions such as milestones or matches. The large majority of donors deliver on their word, but many a high-profile, big-money promise dribbles in over time frames that can exceed a decade. Want To Work At An NGO? Check Out This Kenyan Mockumentary First - BuzzFeed News. How to start a successful NGO in 10 steps. Photo by Ryan Libre .

Ryan Libre explains how to start a successful NGO. Editor’s Note: In response to the overwhelming number of comments, author Ryan Libre has asked us to post this update on April 4, 2010: “It is amazing to see how many people have seen and commented on this article. It is well beyond my expectations.Most all of the 200+ commenters seemed to have overlooked steps 1-6 and went to funding as the beginning point for starting an NGO.This approach will not be successful, in the short term or long term.First, you need to do something, anything, yourself with what is locally available (step 1). It will give you experience, credibility, and maybe even publicity.

I’ve worked with NGOs for most of my life, and even helped start a few. The following steps will help get your own NGO up and running: Step 1: Test the waters. Many new activists are ready to commit their lives to “the cause.” Maybe you’ll find that NGOs are not your life calling after all. Step 3: Clarify your goals. What is Cyberactivism? - Definition from Techopedia. Do Hashtags Count As Activism. Global citizenship is…

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If you are part of the press, feel free to use these logos when covering the Project for Awesome. TEDxJaffa -- Carlo Strenger -- The World Citizenship Project. A 1-Minute Answer For When Somebody Tries To Tell You That Humans Do Not Cause Global Warming. There is a simple fact that sometimes goes unnoticed. Including 2014, 13 of the last 15 years were the hottest on record. Could that be due to anything other than humans and the things we do — also known as global warming? Here are the chances: Less likely than you returning an NFL kickoff for a touchdown: Click image to Zoom Or this — being struck by lightning: Or ending up in the ER after a golf cart accident: Falling off a cruise ship? OK, one last shot ... less likely than you getting eaten by a shark: Here are the actual odds that 13 of the last 15 years being the hottest ever recorded are NOT due to global warming: So yeah, it's us — humans, aka homo sapiens, aka peeps on this planet — that are causing it.

Here's the video version of this, which is rather entertaining. Listen to These 6 People on Climate Change Instead of a Groundhog. Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215. Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In January 1965, Playboy published Alex Haley’s interview with the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., shortly after King received the Nobel Peace Prize. In those days, the magazine still wasn’t identifying the interviewer by name, so Haley reported anonymously: “So heavy were Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitments when we called him last summer for an interview that two months elapsed before he was able to accept our request for an appointment. We kept it—only to spend a week in Atlanta waiting in vain for him to find a moment for more than an apology and a hurried handshake… King was finally able to sandwich in a series of hour and half-hour conversations with us among the other demands of a grueling week.

The resultant interview is the longest he has ever granted to any publication. “Though he spoke with heartfelt and often eloquent sincerity, his tone was one of businesslike detachment. King: Very clearly. King: Yes, it was—in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. King: No, I do not. Haley: Why? Lesson Plans about the Environment based on Movies and Film. If We Cared About The Environment Like We Care About Football. Environment - Pollution.