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Let's Break Down Ethnic and Gender Barriers in STEM Fields

By: Alicia Abella
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As a Hispanic woman in a male-dominated field, I've experienced firsthand how one's gender and ethnicity can create unjust roadblocks on the path to professional success. As a result, women and Hispanics are both underrepresented in the STEM industry, but I believe we can break through these barriers.

Is the Impact of Mobile Phones a Myth?

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco
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At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day, mobile data use is expected to grow twentyfold by the end of 2019, according to a June 2014 mobility study by Ericsson.

Rethinking The Three Rs: Why We Need A New Model Of Education

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In America, traditional schooling has frequently drawn inspiration from the trusty “three Rs”: writing, reading and arithmetic.

But as the technology sector continues to boom, educators have realized that this trifecta is no longer the end-all, be-all recipe for their students’ success. For today’s K-12 students, technology is a fact of life that affects everything from the way they digest information to the way they socialize.

Sea Rise Drowning Alaskan Village

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We have heard the warnings for years now: climate change will someday force people to move from their homes. Sea level rise will put places from Miami to the Maldives underwater. For the remote Alaskan village of Shishmaref, that time has already arrived. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk with  environmental journalist Kate Sheppard of the Huffington Post.
 

Let's Not Wait Another Year: Together We Can Move Millions From Hunger to Hope

by Christina Aguilera, Performer and volunteer spokesperson for World Hunger Relief
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No mother should have to worry about feeding her children.

So much can change in life in just one year.

Huffington Post Launches CSRHub Sustainability Ratings Widget on HuffPost Green

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CSRHub is proud to announce the launch of its Sustainability Ratings Widget on Huffington Post Green. This tool enables users to quickly access environmental, employee, community and governance ratings on 8,900 companies in 135 industries in 103 countries. You can see the widget in the right side bar on The Huffington Post Green.  

How Can We Encourage Students Of All Backgrounds To Go Into STEM?

by Alexis Raymond
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Today in the Huffington Post, Blair Christie, Cisco Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and Eric Schwarz, cofounder and CEO of Citizen Schools wrote about our organizations’ collective commitment to increase the number of students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers.

Why Now is the Time to Start Drinking Fair Trade Coffee

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Like other certifications, fair trade requires that a certain set of social and environmental standards be upheld. But fair trade farmers also earn a 20-cent social premium and an additional 30 cents per pound if their coffee is certified organic. And there's one other huge difference: Fair trade has a set minimum price, currently at $1.40 per pound, which protects farmers from falling prices.

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Like other certifications, fair trade requires that a certain set of social and environmental standards be upheld. But fair trade farmers also earn a 20-cent social premium and an additional 30 cents per pound if their coffee is certified organic. And there's one other huge difference: Fair trade has a set minimum price, currently at $1.40 per pound, which protects farmers from falling prices.

How Mentors Are Changing the Conversation For Young Women

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It can be lonely for a woman in the technology field.

At the college level, men earn 82 percent of engineering and computer science degrees. And while women make up 47 percent of the overall workforce, they constitute only 27 percent of the science and engineering workforce. Isolation and lack of mentors often prevent women from pursuing and advancing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

How Web Conferencing Is Helping HIV/AIDS Patients in Kenya

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This post was written by Dr. Stanley Ndwiga, Outreach/Project Doctor at Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. It was originally published on the Huffington Post.

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