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Portland Train Incident

The New York Times recently wrote an article about the Portland, Oregon train incident. Here is an excerpt: “America may seem leaderless, with nastiness and bullying ascendant, but the best of our nation materialized during a moral crisis on a commuter train in...
Surprising Celebrity Charitable Efforts

Surprising Celebrity Charitable Efforts

It is no surprise that celebrities give money to charity; they do it all the time, either for tax purposes, good publicity or because they are genuinely nice people. That being said, there are celebrities who are involved in a number of unusual charities or...
Celebrity Entrepreneurs

Celebrity Entrepreneurs

When we think of celebrities we tend to envision vast sums of money, lavish lifestyles, some form of artistic or athletic talent, and not much else. While we love watching celebrities, from actors to athletes, as a society, we do not normally think of them as savvy...
Easy Ways to Volunteer

Easy Ways to Volunteer

April is National Volunteer Month. And although April is long gone, it isn’t too late to focus on volunteerism. While having a month dedicated to volunteerism is important, we should not only focus on the subject for one month out of the year. Volunteering is a...
Is Being a Millionaire Not Enough?

Is Being a Millionaire Not Enough?

Have you ever struggled with money? Have you had issues just trying to put food on the table, while you constantly work as hard as you can in the hopes that someday you can achieve the ultimate American Dream? Becoming a millionaire was once lauded as one of the...
Marijuana as a Business

Marijuana as a Business

It has been the subject of many debates. Originally grown to create ropes, sails and clothing, and later used medicinally, this hotly contested crop has been a part of human civilization for centuries. The use of marijuana was legally outlawed in the 1930s but in...
Charles F. Feeney: The James Bond of Philanthropy

Charles F. Feeney: The James Bond of Philanthropy

When one thinks of charitable contributions to society and philanthropic work, the first thing to come to mind is typically not James Bond. The debonaire spy is well known for his high-speed car chases, shootouts, and successful attempts at thwarting villains...
How To Scam Proof Your Charitable Donations

How To Scam Proof Your Charitable Donations

The holiday season has come and gone once again, and made way for a brand new year. And with a brand new year comes the inevitable and infamous new year resolutions. If you have yet to devise a resolution for 2017, why not look into charitable donations? It is always...
NYC AIDS Memorial Unveiled on World AIDS Day

NYC AIDS Memorial Unveiled on World AIDS Day

We typically associate the month of December with festivities, holidays and ringing in the New Year but there is also another, all too important topic that tends to be overlooked by the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and celebration: AIDS. Since its discovery...