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“A study of Nobel physics laureates found that, since the 1980s, they have made their discoveries, on average, at age 50. The study also found that the peak of creativity for Nobel winners is getting …

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BJ Miller and a New Model of Palliative Care

January 30, 2017 – 2:12 pm

“Don’t we all treat suffering as a disruption to existence, instead of an inevitable part of it? He wondered what would happen if you could ‘reincorporate your version of reality, of normalcy, to accommodate suffering.’”
Had …

When There Aren’t Enough Lawyers to Go Around

October 27, 2016 – 3:44 pm

Not just appalling but in direct contradiction with the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. Ridiculous.
-James Ferrari
 
Read the article at the Marshall Project website here.

Private Sector Participants to the Call to Action

September 20, 2016 – 1:22 pm

As a result of the president’s request, 51 private companies pledge resources and support in order to help alleviate the global refugee crisis. This is not just a government issue, it’s a human one. A …

The Uncondemned

August 3, 2016 – 2:11 pm
Filmmakers discuss after the screening

Was lucky enough to catch a screening of The Uncondemned last night, thanks to the Hamptons International Film Festival. Very powerful material and put together masterfully.
‘”The Uncondemned” tells the gripping and world-changing story of a …

Andela secures Series B from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

June 20, 2016 – 11:50 am

“In the past two years, Andela has evolved from a crazy idea into an elite engineering organization of nearly 300 people spanning three continents. Today, Andela developers are building products for Google, Facebook and IBM, …

Kennedy Odede, co-founder of Shining Hope for Communities, on creating change

May 6, 2016 – 1:32 pm

“Finally, SHOFCO saved my life and helped me to remain positive even when the worst happened. It made me feel not like a passive victim, but like I had agency and power to change what was happening in my community.

“I think starting Shofco also gave me a sense of the power of ‘ubuntu,’ feeling connected to a universal humanity.”