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Microfinance Organizations: Who Are They and How Do They Work

  What is Microfinance? Some consider Microfinance a movement with the objective of creating a world in which as many poor and near-poor households as possible have permanent access to an appropriate range of high quality financial services. (wikipedia)   Microfinance for many brings to mind a model of offering small loans to entrepreneurs in […]

Yoga: Origins and Why It’s Good For You

Many people today believe that Yoga is all about stretches, poses, twists, and complex turns that are accompanied with controlled breathing.But as humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “Yoga is not just exercise and asanas. It is the emotional integration and spiritual elevation with a touch of mystic […]

Health and Well-Being: What Happens When Kids Meditate

Meditation has been proven to have emotional, social, and personal life-changing effects and positive impacts on one’s health and well-being. There hasn’t been as much research done on the benefits of meditation on kids as there have been on adults. Nonetheless, existing studies on kids who practice meditation are continuing to emerge. Here’s what has […]

Green Companies Are Outperforming Profit-First Businesses

Despite the additional costs involved in becoming environmentally compliant, companies who are committed to sustainability are proving to outperform non-green companies. The Carbon Clean 200 list claim that the world’s greenest large companies are outperforming their more polluting counterparts. Included in the Carbon Clean 200 list are companies Tesla, Vestas, Toyota, DONG Energy and Panasonic […]

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Organizations that Empower Women

The Best Women’s Organizations Empowering Women   On January 21, 2017, 5 million people worldwide joined together at the Women’s March to send their message to the world that women’s rights are human rights. Awesome women’s advocacy groups helped inspire more than 1 million people in the U.S. and abroad on that day and in […]

6 Natural Solutions to Keep Your Home Green and Clean

Most store-bought cleaning products are full of toxins and chemicals. While they do a good job cleaning, you are putting you and your family at risk by having all those unnatural, potentially dangerous substances in your home. Free your home of these hazardous toxins by making your own homemade all-natural cleansers with ingredients you probably […]