Making Antibacterial Bandages From Fruit Waste

At Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, scientists are tackling food waste by turning discarded durian husks into antibacterial gel bandages. The process extracts cellulose powder from the fruit’s husks after they are sliced and freeze-dried, then mixes it with glycerol. This mixture becomes soft hydrogel, which is then cut into bandage strips. “In Singapore, […]

Will You be LinkedIn or LinkedOut?

Take one look at the Real Leaders Team page on the Real-Leaders.com website, and you will see the word, LinkedIn at the end of every featured member. Actually, LinkedIn appears on more pages than that one. In my book, Tactical LinkedIn Secrets: Rantings from a Superconnector, I coin the phrase, “Will you be LinkedIn or LinkedOut?” The LinkedIn platform […]

Celebrating Courageous Women on International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women who are telling their stories and changing the world. Women like Jaha Dukureh, a female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor and mother of two in the U.S., who successfully petitioned President Obama to start a task force to investigate the prevalence of FGM, and went on to […]

Sparrow Mobile Steps Up To Refugee Crisis

In America today there are more than 250 million mobile devices in service. Yet, within a country that’s viewed as the global leader in technology, there are over 45 million people living in poverty, and millions left unable to afford a quality mobile device or service. While many consider a smartphone a luxury, to those at […]

Leonardo DiCaprio: Don’t be on the Wrong Side of History

Forget the movie “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” Leonardo DiCaprio hasn’t got a bad bone in his body. In real life, he can be found raising awareness around global warming and driving his electric Tesla around town. What kind of villan has solar panels on his roof anyway? Winning his first Oscar for best actor […]

Connect for Good: Social Networking with a Purpose

For the past ten years and more, in Yaoundé, Georges Bwelle, a surgeon, has been dedicating all his free time to bring medical care to the people of the underserved remote areas and villages of Cameroon, bringing smiles to the faces of the distressed and sharing hope with those who had reason to believe they […]

How To Release Your Inner Hero

The first man who thought about building a fence around a piece of land and calling it his own, had no idea how much he would change the world. As if foretold by a magic elf, in enclosing a part of nature, he also trapped a part of himself forever. Thousands of years later, breaking down our […]

Free The Children Celebrates 20 Years Of Children’s Rights

As Free The Children celebrates 20 years of empowering youth from every corner of the world to inspire change in their communities and beyond, we’d like to take a moment to extend a huge thank you to all of our supporters who have shown tremendous kindness, friendship and generosity over the years. Without you, we’re […]

Can We Create Planet 50-50 by 2030?

In her message for International Women’s Day 2015, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says gender parity must be reached before 2030, so that the sluggish trajectory of progress can be reversed that condemns a child born today to wait 80 years before they see an equal world. She calls on all countries to “step […]

Clinton Global Initiative Announces Commitments to Action

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders year-round and at its Annual Meeting to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI also convenes CGI University, which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to […]