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Why individual donors matter: An interview with PSI’s Karl Hofmann Posted by Charles Bresler on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Last week Charlie Bresler met with Karl Hofmann, President and CEO of Population Services International (PSI) to discuss PSI's recent healthcare initiatives and the importance of individual donors for PSI's life-changing poverty relief work. Today’s post highlights some of PSI’s recent achievements in its goal of eradicating extreme poverty during our lifetime. This is the first piece in a blog series written by Charlie that will feature perspectives, insights, and recommendations from the directors of The Life You Can Save’s recommended charities. If the Feds Get Their Way, Big Pharma Could Sell Pot February 22, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list:

Projects - Projects Below you'll find a list of EA projects that have been launched, that are undergoing active development before launch, and that are in early stages (in planning, unstarted ideas, etc.) Launched Projects Is the Pentagon Strong-Arming the White House into Subverting Mideast Democratic Uprisings? March 15, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from Editor's note: On March 15, Bahraini King Hamad declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law to quell weeks of protests. Here Are The Charities You Should Support, According To Data Individual donors in the United States collectively give far more money to charities than foundations and corporations combined. There are countless charities to choose from, and many do good work. But a precious few can say they dramatically improve or save people's lives in a cost-effective way, and then back up their claims with hard data.

Ownership Chart: The Big Six Broadcasters make billions in profits while using the public airwaves for free. In return, they are supposed to provide programming that fulfills community needs. Instead, lobbyists have successfully fought to make it easier for broadcast companies to gobble up even more free airspace while doing less to serve the public. Take Action to end the big broadcast swindle. 2011 Revenue: $6.2 billion How much attention does climate change warrant? - Harvard College Effective Altruism David Keith is Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His academic work currently focuses on solar geoengineering: assessments of the technology, public engagement with its social consequences, and the development of related public policies and governance mechanisms. Following years of research on direct air capture, Keith founded and currently serves as president of Carbon Engineering, a Calgary-based start-up that works on capturing carbon dioxide from ambient air to produce low carbon fuels for transportation on an industrial scale. Keith also co-manages the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research, a multimillion-dollar philanthropic geoengineering research fund established by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Keith was named Canadian Geographic’s Environmental Scientist of the Year in 2006 and one of TIME magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in 2009.

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biomarker Analysis - InsideTracker Blog Stress fractures are an important concern for athletes and everyday folks alike, as they can really make an impact on the ability to not only perform, but to move around with ease. What causes stress fractures? The literature will tell you that there are many potential causes, such as: the type of sport in which an athlete competes; the intensity of the athletic activity and if the athlete does too much too soon during training; if the athlete has high or low arched feet or chronic foot problems; what type of diet and nutrition the athlete has; what types of shoe gear the athlete uses; and finally, if the athlete is a woman (due to the female athlete triad, a syndrome marked by disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis).

Conversation with Michael Bitton about EA Marketing – Everyday Utilitarian Michael Bitton is a graduate student in Media Production in Toronto. For his thesis paper, he’s been researching effective uses of media for doing good in the world. He currently sees the most potential in health communication and social marketing in the developing world. You can find out about his writings at his blog, A Nice Place to Live. Mancow, Ventura Interview Scrambled by Big Brother! Death, Taxes, and False Flags: Government Certainties Mainstream Media Backs The Feds In Nevada Ranch Standoff Nevada Rancher Speaks Out Against Tyrannical Government Ukraine On The Brink Of War Effective altruism critique: Few charities stand up to rational evaluation. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Andrei Pungovschi/AFP/Getty Images, Thinkstock. Suppose someone walks by a pond and notices a bit of garbage floating in it. A devoted environmentalist, he wades into the pond, retrieves the garbage, and throws it in a wastebasket. However, he doesn’t help a small child who has fallen into the pond and subsequently drowns. We would all condemn this person, wouldn’t we?

HR 645: Congress Seeks to Authorize & Legalize FEMA Camps A new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645. This bill, if passed into law, will direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers otherwise known as FEMA camp facilities on military installations.