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The Shoe That Grows Inspires Donations That Shock Its Inventor
Offbeat  (tags: climate, environment, healthconditions, GoodNews, government, green, habitat, humans, protection, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty, weather, world, abuse, activists, children, culture, education, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, GoodNews, government )

Wendy
- 2 days ago - msn.com
Kenton Lee is the brain behind the innovative new shoe. He was working at a home for 140 HIV/AIDS orphans at a children's home in Nairobi when he saw that none of the children had shoes that fit. .THERE ARE -300 million children who do not have shoes.!
Boys Persuade Girls Back to School in Indian Education Campaign
Offbeat  (tags: asia, children, goodnews, education, India, Educate Girls, back to school )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - in.reuters.com
Boys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in Rajasthan they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools.
Beautiful Knowledge: Complicated Numbers Made Simple
Offbeat  (tags: Beautiful knowledge, Education, Timeline of the Future )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When will men become extinct? Which times table sums do children find most difficult? What are the most common computer passwords?
$75k Income Not Enough to Keep a Third of US Households From Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Austerity, Economy, Education, Inflation, Investment, Prices, Retail, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
A third of higher income Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, even when they earn $75,000 a year because they would rather spend money on eating out and experiences than save money for retirement, according to a new survey.
Global Muslim Population to Surpass Christians By 2070 âEUR" Study
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Children, Ecology, Education, Global economy, Globalization, History, Internet, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
By 2050, followers of Islam will match those following Christianity, with the number of Muslims surpassing Christians globally by 2070, the Pew Research Center projects, citing current differences in fertility rates, youth populations and conversions.
Israeli Portrait of Rose-Tinted Past Gives Way to Rage at Settlers
Offbeat  (tags: settlements, lies. history, Palestine, British Mandate, occupation, racism-zionism, wall, discrimination, Israel, Israeli Palestinians, Christians, Ottoman Empire, Palestinian culture-history, erasure, Arabs, education, literature, truthtelling, Nakba )

Jess
- 25 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Jerusalem, he notes, is said in schoolbooks to have Christians and Muslims but no reference to Palestinians is made.
The Queen Guitarist Is Angry at Corruption in Politics - and Thinks He's Come Up With a Way to Fix It
Offbeat  (tags: animals, climate-change, endangered, energy, forests, government, green, habitat, politics, oceans, pollution, protection, nature, wildlife, trees, water, Sustainabililty, activists, americans, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, environmen )

Wendy
- 31 days ago - mirror.co.uk
Brian May on Ukip, Russell Brand and how he went from Tory to left-of-centre activist, with the General Elections coming up 6th May in the UK this is a great read, I am sure , everyone will like this, unless they are knuckle dragging racists in hoods.
Fire Teacher for Spewing Racist Slurs at Student
Offbeat  (tags: teacher, education, racist, US school )

Penny
- 33 days ago - forcechange.com
A teacher who made racist comments to a 14-year-old student in front of her entire class was recently suspended for five days. Maria Valdes, who has been working as a Broward Schools teacher for 11 years, referred to a young Lebanese-Moroccan student
Ladybird Books: The Strange Things We Learned
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Books, Lady Bird )

Ray
- 49 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Ladybird Books is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The books delighted children for decades, but what did they teach us and have their lessons stood the test of time?
Leonard Nimoy: 14 Things You DidnâEUR(TM)t Know About His Career
Offbeat  (tags: usa, world, society, politics, religion, philanthropy, obituary, humans, ethics, culture, death, celebrity, arts, americans, activists, education, media, movies, news, performance, business, animals, interesting, photos )

O O
- 55 days ago - variety.com
Who knew Nimoy once owned a pet shop in Canoga Park? Or that he teamed with Vic Morrow in 1962 to produce an indie film based on Jean GenetâEUR(TM)s edgy play Deathwatch.Here are14intriguing tidbits about NimoyâEUR(TM)s life&work as culled from the pages of Variety
I-Wonder: How Did Oil Come to Run Our World?
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Oil, Environment, Business )

Ray
- 56 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Oil dominates every aspect of our lives. It fuels our cars, it is used in the production of our plastic goods, the electricity for our homes and factories and can even be found in the fertiliser for the soil in which our food grows.
Earth: What Was Arabia Like Before It Was Desert?
Offbeat  (tags: education, natural history, Arabia )

Ray
- 56 days ago - bbc.com
Nowadays Arabia is a fierce desert, but it was once densely vegetated, and could have been a home to the first humans that left Africa
Bill Would Let Texas Teachers Legally Kill Students
Offbeat  (tags: education, schools, teachers, arms, shooting, crime, bill, USA )

Ray
- 84 days ago - rt.com
Schoolteachers in Texas will be allowed to use lethal force against students without risking legal repercussions if a new bill being considered in the Lone Star StateâEUR(TM)s legislature becomes a law.
 

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