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Going Ballistic: The Bulletproof School Backback

A rise in school shootings has resulted in one company developing an armored protection backpack for students, travelers and first responders. In 2016 there were 385 mass shootings in which four or more people were injured or killed in the U.S., according to the Gun Violence Archive as of February 2017. According to the FBI’s […]

UEFA’s #EqualGame Has Nothing to do With Politics or Religion

The city of Kyiv in the Ukraine was the focus of worldwide attention last month with the UEFA Champions League final taking place at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium between Real Madrid and Liverpool. A big part of the competition this season has been UEFA’s #EqualGame campaign which aims at celebrating the positive effects that football brings to communities while highlighting […]

Lawmaker Urges More U.S. Support For Businesses That do Good

A lack of U.S. government support is holding back businesses that seek to do good as well as making a profit, according to a Republican congressman who says the private sector often does a better job of solving society’s problems. Tom MacArthur introduced a bill to Congress in 2016 seeking to establish a commission to […]

Therapy Dogs Heal Traumatized Survivors of Brutal Ugandan War

Francis Okello wanted to kill himself after he was blinded at the age of 12 by an unexploded bomb while digging in his family garden in northern Uganda – until he made friends with a dog. “I would have nightmares,” said Okello, who lives in an area that has been scarred by two decades of […]

Two Koreas Under The Same Flag is The First Olympic Victory

Recently, the entire world had its eyes turned towards Pyeongchang. Everyone watched the splendid pageant of the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony with excitement and emotion. During the delegations’ procession, they saw 166 Korean athletes walking in step behind a blue and white flag. A unifying flag for two countries separated by one border, but […]

Man-made Star Goes Into Orbit For Humanity

A newly launched satellite is expected to become the brightest object in the night sky, creating a shared experience for all humanity, after being launched on board Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle in January. The Humanity Star is intended to serve as a focal point for humanity, as every single person on Earth will have […]

Nespresso Invests in Post-conflict Colombian Coffee

Nespresso has announced it will expand its coffee-sourcing program for the first time into several former conflict zones as part of a $50 million investment in sustainable high-quality coffee cultivation in Colombia. President Juan Manuel Santos addressed the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board where he welcomed the company’s commitment. He cited the investment as an important contribution to the development of post-conflict areas. The […]

The American Question: Rethinking Values in Order to Survive as a Superpower

A year after the historically divisive 2016 elections, a new documentary is challenging Americans to stop blaming others and question how their own decisions and actions shape the contours of our society and our country. By asking questions about family, money, religion, civics and more, the film gets viewers to question whether the divisions in our society […]

From Mugabe to Wonder Woman: When Goodwill Ambassadors go Bad

The decision to appoint a goodwill ambassador can backfire if the organisation – or brand – doesn’t understand the public’s perception of their ambassador. First, Wonder Woman fell from grace, lambasted for her curves. Next, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lost his honorary status as a goodwill ambassador, deemed more strongman than beacon of U.N. hope. […]

Nobel Peace Prize Takes Aim at Nuclear Weapons

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The organization received the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such […]