Category Archives: Interesting Topics

The Boys in the Boat

A friend recently told me, “You have to read this book!” And she was referring to The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. It’s a work of nonfiction and both this friend and I are crazy about this genre. … Continue reading

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Experiencing Another Culture Without Leaving Home

If you have ever thought about hosting someone from another country in your home, this article I wrote might convince you it’s a great idea. It’s not for everyone, but it has been a fun experience for me and my … Continue reading

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Income Generating Opportunities for Fistula Patients

I have written a few times about obstetric fistula in the past– it is such a preventable public health issue and it makes me want to yell from the rooftops so everyone knows about it. If more people know about … Continue reading

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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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