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  • How well do you know your family sitcoms?

    Over the years, the family sitcom has proven to be a great equalizer that has consistently been able to bring parents and children together to share a brief half hour of laughter. Those fictional families have become part of our cultural heritage, and thanks to the reissuing of sitcoms of decades past on DVD, today's parents can share their favorite childhood programs with their own children. But first, let's see just how well you know your sitcom families.

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  • Difference Maker Leslie Hawke helps Roma children get an education

    She cofounded OvidiuRo, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping severely impoverished children in Romania succeed in school.

  • How well do you know your family sitcoms?

    Over the years, the family sitcom has proven to be a great equalizer that has consistently been able to bring parents and children together to share a brief half hour of laughter. Those fictional families have become part of our cultural heritage, and thanks to the reissuing of sitcoms of decades past on DVD, today's parents can share their favorite childhood programs with their own children. But first, let's see just how well you know your sitcom families.

  • Readers Write: Teens can't really erase Internet regrets; A new era of colonialism

    Letters to the Editor for the December 23, 2013 weekly magazine:What is the use of an 'eraser law' such as California's that only allows teens to delete Internet activity that hasn't been retweeted, reposted, or otherwise dispersed online?Kenya has a right to question the ICC's 'fairness' toward Africa, because of the enduring history of colonialism. As US retirees move to Latin America, that history may just be repeating itself. 

  • Modern Parenthood On the passing of Nelson Mandela: A letter to my children

    Nelson Mandela’s passing has impacted the global community, and a letter from a father to his children aims to capture the impact the South African leader had on his life.

  • JFK assassination: 10 'where I was' stories

    "November 22, 1963" gathers dozens of "where I was" stories from the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

  • The Sound of Things Falling

    A young Colombian, drawn into the story of a murdered acquaintance, is forced to confront the history of the drug trade in his country.

  • Opinion In fighting gangs, US should look to El Salvador

    In combating the MS-13 gang, the Obama administration should look to El Salvador, which has adopted a far less confrontational approach, and is seeing a drop in gang violence as a result. A negotiated 'truce' with gangs is possible in the US and Mexico.

  • A Peace Corps for geeks? Nonprofit donates apps to cities.

    Code for America has developed apps that have trimmed Boston's costs for digging out fire hydrants after snow and made Philadelphia city services more accessible. The 'Peace Corps for geeks' is the leading edge of nonprofits looking to make government more efficient.

  • For Libyans, Amb. Stevens was simply 'Chris'

    US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who was killed last month, made a rare and powerful difference as a US diplomat through his accessibility to Libyans.

  • A 'work boots' diplomat

    Chris Stevens exemplified the new people-oriented envoy.

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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