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Study Finds That Surprised Babies Are More Curious and Eager to Learn

Everyone knows messing with babies is fun, but who knew it could be good for them

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Your first-year initiation into this planet is a constant flood of external stimuli, wonders, and surprises that is overwhelming in the most beautiful way.

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How a Group of Surfers Give Back to Coastal Communities Around the World

Surf For Life is based on the premise that human development is all of our responsibility.

Surf For Life started as a group of surfers that decided to do something about the harm that sometimes comes from an international surf/travel lifestyle. People who surf often feed their obsession through world travel. The waves we're looking for are at times found in some very 'undeveloped' parts of the world. Through this, we have a chance to see what life looks like before new business opportunities and the first world comes crashing in. Many of us are also aware that surf breaks in developing nations are often exploited by corporate tourist industries that ignore the needs of the local population. Hotels explode around discovered point breaks. Sometimes, the most a local can hope for is a janitorial or maid job in this new boom town economy.

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The Playbook on How to Become an Agent of Innovation

The 2Seeds Network started with humble beginnings—just a conversation—when a small group of young Americans visited a Tanzanian village.

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The 2Seeds Network started with humble beginnings—just a conversation—when a small group of young Americans visited a Tanzanian village. They got to know the community (composed mostly of small-holder farmers), observed the breakdown in agricultural production and distribution, and a conversation on why the breakdown existed began. What resulted was an invitation from the community to stay, try some new concepts, and work together to improve their yield and profit. Their initial conversation led to much more dialogue, and three months later, their efforts were met with big reward—their Tanzanian partners' income tripled in the first harvest and the village did not have to face its usual hunger season. What 2Seeds learned in that first project, and what it continues to experience throughout the eight projects since, is how to become agents of innovation in the poorest villages in Tanzania.

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What A Box of Sea Cucumbers Teaches Us About Foreign Aid

“If the Chinese can eat this for the last 2,000 years, it means that the Haitian can export it for another 2,000 years forward.”

“This is slimy stuff,” says Ernst Charles. “It’s smelly and everything. I’ve never heard of it, never seen it.”

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