Tunisia has many advantages that set it up well for progress. But the country's future will not be assured without international support. It must fortify a weak economy, combat crime and terrorism, and continue government reforms.
Income inequality has bred gaps in public health in Brazil where a community-based program first piloted in the 1980s now offers health services and advice to those most in need.
MInimum wage reform is gaining steam around the country, and Senate Democrats will soon introduce legislation raising it nationally to $10.10. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Trying to measure social progress with a global index that compares countries can be as fraught as the reliance on GDP statistics. Yet it points to new ways to view progress.
The share of US mothers with children under age 18 who do not work outside the home has risen in recent decades, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.
The Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard School of Public Health have partnered to bring the food service industry, nutrition sector, public health and environmental sector together in their Menus of Change initiative. Food Tank had the opportunity to speak with a Culinary Institute director about what this means.