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2013-09-13 23:02:31

Statement from the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and For Malaria in response to UNICEF report on child survival progress. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Statement from the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and For Malaria noting that despite great progress, we must accelerate pace by 4X to achieve MDG 4: “Today UNICEF released its progress report on child mortality, Committing to Child Survival: A...

2013-09-10 23:19:01

Social Swag Co. in partnership with Wynwood Walls and The LAB Miami, will host the 4th annual Social Good Summit – a unique convening of world leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators – for the first time live in Miami, to explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a better future and facilitate a global conversation on the world we want in 2030 using the next generation of innovation to make it a reality. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September...

Canadian Report Claims The World Is Becoming Happier
2013-09-10 10:35:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Given the current financial and political climate, it may be hard to believe that overall happiness is on the rise. This is the claim made by Canadian professor John F. Helliwell,  whose latest World Happiness Report details the corners of our globe where happiness prevails. This report, the second of its kind, has been released in the weeks leading up to the United Nations General Assembly as a way to judge a type of well-being...

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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.