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2012-01-17 08:00:00

NobleHour's service-oriented social platform helps volunteers and organizations connect for social change. LAKELAND, FLA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Tech-enabled change makers can increase volunteerism, civic engagement, corporate social responsibility, and social good through a new kind of social networking. NobleHour has announced the official launch of http://noblehour.com, an online platform for civic engagement that fosters community growth through volunteering and service learning....

Harvard Researchers Use Facebook To Study How Friendships Form
2011-12-22 05:04:05

Long-term study analyzes social selection and peer influence in online environments New research funded by the National Science Foundation and published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by three Harvard University sociologists examines how we select our friends and the role that friendship plays in transmitting tastes and new ideas. Relationships are basic building blocks of society, and understanding who befriends whom can therefore provide insight into...

2011-12-13 22:59:36

Restorative practices appear to be an effective alternative to exclusionary and punitive zero-tolerance behavior policies mandated in many schools today. So reports Laura Mirsky in an article in the December 2011 issue of The Prevention Researcher, a quarterly journal that focuses on successful adolescent development and serves professionals who work with young people. Mirsky interviewed educators and students at schools using restorative practices. She concludes that "although formal...


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Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'