This week's roundup of Good Reads includes crowdfunding for school teachers, parliamentary elections in North Korea, the timekeeper for the satellite clock, computer-generated recipes, and a currency for Lakota nation.
Microloans get all the publicity, but the key to upward mobility for the world's poor may be to rely on simple savings plans, which offer a debt-free way to build wealth, make investments, and better one's life.
The ruling party praised the mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe, and said he was part of a 'patriotic bourgeoisie' of rich black South Africans with a social conscience.
Every year, Forbes releases a list of the world’s most powerful woman, influential in everything from politics to technology to culture. The list includes obvious choices, such as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also includes unexpected choices, such as Lady Gaga (No. 11 this year). Here are the 10 most powerful women: (See full list here)
The Los Angeles Unified School District is testing a pilot program for teacher evaluation that includes parent feedback and peer review. But unions are not happy.
Sophomores read in an Air Force ROTC class in their school uniforms, which are color-coded by grade at Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois. They also wear ID badges that include their daily schedules on the back.