Category Archives: Interesting Topics

National Book Lovers Day is Today!

Apparently today, Friday, August 9, is national book lover’s day. I guess that means we are supposed to just sit back and read a book? Today I just finished The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. I gave it a 3.5 stars on Goodreads. … Continue reading

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International Women-Run Cooperatives: An Exhibit at the Burke Museum

The Burke Museum has an “Empowering Women’s Artisan Exhibit” featuring women-run cooperatives from all around the world. Read all about it here.

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Philanthropic Colonialism

Someone sent me this thought-provoking article in the New York Times by Peter Buffett, the son of billionaire (and philanthropist) Warren Buffett. I did a little research about this term: “philanthropic colonialism.” According to this source, philanthropic colonialism means “barging in as outsiders … Continue reading

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Do Females Encourage More Generosity in Males?

Adam Grant has done it again. He wrote an excellent article in yesterday’s New York Times about the positive correlation between the amount of money a man donates and how many female relatives he has. Bill Gates was used as the … Continue reading

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Voluntourism: A Different Way of Seeing the World

A cool way to see the world: by simultaneously being a tourist and a volunteer! Check out my Parentmap post about some families who did this with their children and how you can get started on this path.

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