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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association From providing support for Brazilian nut farmers to incentivize them to protect the forest to being the champions of 4 million acres of rainforest, Amazon Conservation Association has come a long way in the last 20 years. By uniting science, innovation and community, Amazon Conservation has established Peru's first conservation concession and worked to empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly practices and livelihoods.  Why the Amazon? Well, Jeff Bezos was onto something when he named his company after the forest. The piece of land where the Andes meet the rainforest is almost magical -- home to millions...

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Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger

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Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger

Charity spotlight: Action Against Hunger For nearly 40 years, Action Against Hunger has been leading the charge against hunger. Their 6,500 staff members assist more than 14.7 million people (ahem, that's more than triple the population of LA) in 50 different countries, helping communities prosper with food and clean water. To do so, they're developing revolutionary nutrition products and helping small-scale farmers increase production to battle malnutrition and drilling and decontaminating wells for safe water.  But there are scary numbers, too. Nearly half of all child deaths are from causes related to undernutrition. And 1/3 of children in low- and middle-income countries...

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Charity spotlight: Project C.U.R.E

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Charity spotlight: Project C.U.R.E

Charity spotlight: Project C.U.R.E. Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. From humble beginnings in Dr. James Jackson's garage circa 1987, what began as one man collecting $250,000 worth of medical supplies in 30 days has grown into an organization that has helped men, women and children in 130 countries. Dr. Jackson's charitable actions had such an impact on those around him that 10 years after that first donation, his son Dr. Douglas Jackson, would become the president and CEO of Project C.U.R.E....

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Meet the designer: Sally Beers

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Meet the designer: Sally Beers

Meet the designer: Sally Beers With more than 30 years in the design business, Sally is no rookie. Sally Beers joined forces with Marc Skid creator Dan Barry to help take Marc Skid undies from a dream to a reality. Her expertise in design and pattern making helps ensure that Marc Skid products are designed to perfection. According to Sally, it’s the key details that separate Marc Skid from other apparel companies. “Marc Skid uses a great organic Pima fabric that feels good on, and the recycled elastic in the waistband adds an important environmental component,” Sally said. One of...

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4 Tips for fighting off flu season

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4 Tips for fighting off flu season

4 Tips for fighting off flu season Stay healthy this winter with these easy, natural tips. Curing a cold is far trickier than preventing one, so practice as many cold and flu prevention techniques as you can before it’s too late. These four simple tips will help you strengthen your immune system and prevent the spread of illness, so you save others from falling victim to a vicious sickness as well. Wash your hands, and dry them too Everyone knows that washing your hands is super important, but drying them seals the deal. Germs left behind after a good hand-washing...

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