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Is the Water to Wine Miracle Machine a GOOD Hoax?

Is it okay to trick people when it helps a great cause? That’s what people are debating after the nonprofit Wine to Water, global PR agency MSLGROUP, and two wine…

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Fair Trade Has Never Been Better for Worldstock.com

“What in the world is Worldstock?” That’s what I asked when a friend recently mentioned an online fair trade program that has returned $100 million to artisans around the world.…

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A Lesson from charity:water on How To Close the Loop

Predominantly, it’s probably safe to say, most cause organizations concentrate on how to get people to donate to their cause. When fundraising events are going on, there is a single…

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Finally, A "Pinktober" Fundraiser That’s Growing On Me

I’m already missing the summer months. I’m an avid gardener and I had a wonderful flower garden this year. You know when everything clicks? That was me this past summer.…

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Music, Memory, Doing The Right Thing

Early this summer, I watched residents from Sunrise Senior Living present a choral performance organized by the Levine School of Music. The choir was made up of people like my…

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Bringing Light To "Energy Poor"

On day three of the power outage, courtesy of hurricane Isabel, I got some things done. I cleaned, cooked, and showered, thanks to gas-powered appliances that worked off the grid.…

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How to Help the Victims of the Boston Explosion

Patriots Day is a special day in Boston. There’s the reenactment of the first battles of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord. The Red Sox play at home in…

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Boston's ClimbCorps Helps Unfit Take a Step in Right Direction

ClimbCorps is the brainchild of one of Boston’s best hospitals, Brigham & Women’s, and Steven Biondolillo, a founder and leader in the walk-fundraising movement in this country. Way back in…

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WomenHeart Makes Strides to Fight Heart Disease in Women

Have you heard of WomenHeart? It’s a special effort to raise awareness about the toll heart disease is taking on women. This group, led by the organization is called The…

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day for 1/22/13

Astronomers Without Borders Brings Stars to Everyone

As the youngest of seven growing up in a two-family just south of Boston, I shared a small bedroom with four other boys. I found some space for myself by…