Raising Kids Is Hard, Surviving Childbirth Shouldn't Be: Make It Obvious.

Search for the Obvious and ABC's Be the Change: Save a Life are challenging the world to show that moms matter.

There have been lots of trends in childbirth in the past few decades: underwater births, natural births, births under hypnosis. But you know what's hot in the developing world? Surviving. For many women, childbirth today is no safer than it was 100 years ago.

Helping people absorb that alarming fact is the aim of the latest Search for the Obvious challenge. The Search for the Obvious, a project of Acumen Fund, is an effort to collect and distribute obvious solutions to pervasive problems. For this challenge, they've teamed up with our partners at ABC News' Be the Change: Save a Life to bring attention to the absurd—and decidedly fixable—fact that giving birth is still a life-threatening event for many women.

Their challenge, announced on International Women's Day, asks you to "Use your creative genius to show that moms around the world deserve more" and that "quality maternal health is not an option, it's a right." According to their challenge brief,

The vast majority of maternal deaths (eight in ten, if you want to be precise) could be averted with simple—often low-cost—treatments and quality obstetric care. We're not talking rocket science; we’re talking quality reproductive health services, skilled care during pregnancy, childbirth and the first month after delivery, and turning existing mothers into mentors, educators, and advocates.


You can meet the challenge with a poster, essay, video, or Tweet. Entries are due by April 17 and will be judged by a who's who list of influencers in media, design, and maternal health. We'll share the winning entries on GOOD, and winners will likewise receive coverage on and Acumen Fund.

The end result? A newfound commitment to solving a deadly problem.

GOOD is working with Be the Change: Save a Life to showcase today's top global health problem-solvers, and to grow an online community committed to taking action. For more, check out and

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Tonight's Democratic debate is a must-watch for followers of the 2020 election. And it's a nice distraction from the impeachment inquiry currently enveloping all of the political oxygen in America right now.

For most people, the main draw will be newly anointed frontrunner Pete Buttigieg, who has surprisingly surged to first place in Iowa and suddenly competing in New Hampshire. Will the other Democrats attack him? How will Elizabeth Warren react now that she's no longer sitting alone atop the primary field? After all, part of Buttigieg's rise has been his criticisms of Warren and her refusal to get into budgetary specifics over how she'd pay for her healthcare plan.

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The Reykjavik Index for Leadership, which measures attitude towards women leaders, evaluated the attitudes of those living in the G7 countries as well as Brazil, China, India, and Russia. 22,000 adults in those 11 countries were surveyed on their attitudes about female leadership in 22 different sectors, including government, fashion, technology, media, banking and finance, education, and childcare.

Only two countries, Canada and the U.K., had a majority of respondents say they would be more comfortable with a female head of state. Germany (which currently has a female Chancellor), Japan, and Russia were the countries least comfortable with a female head of state.

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After three years on the sidelines, Colin Kapernick will be working out for multiple NFL teams on Saturday, November 16 at the Atlanta Falcons facility.

The former 49er quarterback who inflamed the culture wars by peacefully protesting against social injustice during the national anthem made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday.

Kaepernick is scheduled for a 15-minute on-field workout and an interview that will be recorded and sent to all 32 teams. The Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions are expected to have representatives in attendance.

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"We like our quarterback situation right now," Miami head coach, Brian Flores said. "We're going to do our due diligence."

NFL Insider Steve Wyche believes that the workout is the NFL's response to multiple teams inquiring about the 32-year-old quarterback. A league-wide workout would help to mitigate any potential political backlash that any one team may face for making an overture to the controversial figure.

Kapernick is an unrestricted free agent (UFA) so any team could have reached out to him. But it's believed that the interested teams are considering him for next season.

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Earlier this year, Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid reached a financial settlement with the league in a joint collusion complaint. The players alleged that the league conspired to keep them out after they began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.

Before the 2019 season, Kaepernick posted a video of himself working out on twitter to show he was in great physical condition and ready to play.

Kaepnick took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship game in 2013.

He has the 23rd-highest career passer rating in NFL history, the second-best interception rate, and the ninth-most rushing yards per game of any quarterback ever. In 2016, his career to a sharp dive and he won only of 11 games as a starter.