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How Give & Surf’s Neil Christiansen Chases Dreams And Waves

BY LENA KAZER We’ve all heard the age-old advice that the key to a successful non-profit, or any business for that matter, is passion. If your heart isn’t in it, it is going be difficult if not impossible to stay the course when things get complicated. And when your job operates by the whims of […]

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L. Condoms Seeks To Wrap Up AIDS Epidemic

BY LENA KAZER Who knew doing the deed could also do some global good? Photojournalist Talia Frenkel founded L. after photographing AIDS ridden countries for the Red Cross. Frustrated by the lack of infrastructure emphasizing prevention education and overall in-access to protection from sexually transmitted diseases, Frenkel decided to create a sustainable solution and founded […]

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UK Trending: Where’s Your #NoMakeupSelfie?

BY WENDY HUNG Cancer awareness has gone viral! If you haven’t seen your friends posting photos of themselves without any makeup on, then you probably don’t know much about the latest trending hashtag #NoMakeupSelfie hovering massive Twitter and Instagram feeds. It all started with American author, Laura Lippman’s selfie sans makeup to support 81-year-old actress Kim […]

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A Tale of Giving – South Africa

BY FABIOLA PEREZ The rickety bus shuddered and grumbled as we made our way through the inner paths of South Africa. At that moment, the heat was the only thing on anyone’s mind. Sweat dripped down the faces of every one of us high school students, and the mixture of dust and sand from the makeshift […]

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Tales Of Giving – Amsterdam Edition

BY DESIREE CONSTANCE CHOY This particular tale is dedicated to a kind waiter I met on a weekend trip to Amsterdam. Let me start by prefacing the story: Two friends are traveling in Amsterdam for the first time and have turned to AirBnb for comfort for days one and two of their stay; day three […]

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A Tale Of Giving – Nepal Edition

BY SCHUYLER ARAKAWA I arrived at Pema Ts’al Monastic Institute in Pokhara, Nepal with nine other Yalies, ready and eager to meet our future English students. After the previous few weeks of all-nighters, papers, tests, and tech weeks,  I was more than ready to be in this monastery, teaching kids, and truly living a life […]

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5 Ways To Give Back This Thanksgiving (Or Any Occasion)

BY DESIREE CONSTANCE CHOY As we anticipate the upcoming holidays and look forward to the feelings of cheer, abudance, and full bellies, sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in the things that are not truly at the heart of the season. Thanksgiving reminds us to not only give thanks and appreciate the things we have, […]

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