Popular movements to buy local food or support small business aren’t just about economics. They’re about knowing where your products and food come from and whether the people who build, grow or produce them work in fair and safe conditions.
Studies show that Americans–young adults in particular–are geographically illiterate. Fifty percent of 18 to 24 year olds can’t locate New York. These statistics though embarrassing, aren’t meant to shame—but rather inspire everyone to sit down and get to know the world we live in.
This past week, several celebrities helped draw attention to a new campaign launched by the Girl Scouts of the USA and Leanin.Org, the nonprofit organization founded by Facebook honcho Sheryl Sandberg, author of the book Lean In. It’s the Ban Bossy campaign, and the goal is to encourage girls to be leaders. “I’m not bossy,” […]
Tablets, smartphones, e-readers. Ever wonder how easily a child has access to these ubiquitous touchscreens and all the applications made for them? As in, how often are kids really getting their hot little hands on handhelds, and what are they doing once they do?