How Silicon Valley and the super rich are preparing for doomsday: [ Link ]

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich
Reports: Daily Mail A black man has single-handedly caused more than 200 white racists to leave the Ku Klux Klan simply by confronting their prejudice with friendship. Inspirational Daryl Davis, 58, a blues musician and author, has travelled all over the US since the early 1980s actively s

Killing hatred with kindness: Black man has convinced 200 racists to abandon the KKK by making friends with them despite their prejudiced views
BREAKING: After 60,000 of us signed City to Sea's petition, Tesco have announced they’re ditching plastic cotton buds, and switching to paper! It'll mean less plastic winding up in our seas and killing animals.

Sign the petition to turn up the pressure on other shops: [ Link ]
Wise words from JK Rowling:
Own an iPhone? Apple has just made it easier to make instant donations to nonprofits ranging from global organizations such as UNICEF to startups like the Charity Engine: more nonprofits will offer Apple Pay over the coming months so their supporters can make easy, secure and private payments. [ Link ]

If however you're on Android the best app we've seen is GiveEasy - pop your...
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A touch of giving with Apple Pay
Spending money on others or social causes gives a person more happiness than the memory of money spent on themselves. In fact, this kind of happiness is apparently is addictive enough to want you to do it all over again. These are actually scientifically validated findings, too.

Researchers Lara Aknin and Elizabeth Dunn from University of British Columbia and Michael Norton from Harvard...
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Spending money on social causes leads to happiness - GOCROWDERA
What comes after BLACK FRIDAY? Well, if you've been keeping your eyes open it's GIVING TUESDAY. Set up as an alternative to the mass consumerism of these times, Giving Tuesday is the perfect antidote. So share or retweet this link before the 29th November 2016 and see how you can get involved (even if it's just to share the news) [ Link ]
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He advanced civil rights using non-violent civil disobedience and won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality, along with over fifty honorary degrees from colleges and universities around the world. He is regarded as one of the greatest orators in...
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Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights. As a lawyer he defended slaves seeking their freedom, drafted the law for religious freedom and served as a wartime governor and the nations first Secretary of State. He spoke several...
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Impact Sourcing: employment for the world’s poor via digital work.

A Californian tech company is increasing workers’ incomes in the developing world from below the poverty line at $954 a year to $3,540, in three years. Samasource, based in San Francisco, is connecting workers in the developing world with employers in the developed world. This process, called impact sourcing, facilitates...
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Tech Company Samasource Employs World's Poor
If, like some large fossil fuel corporations around the world, you ever had any doubts about fracking, scientists in Canada have said they've found conclusive evidence that links it directly to earthquakes that have occurred in Alberta: [ Link ]

In Canada, a Direct Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes
Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League and is regarded as a literary and political rebel. He is the 3rd best selling poet of all tim. He was also an accomplished artist, especially in drawing and watercolour and has been reported to influence many modern performing artists including Elvis, The Beatles and David Bowie.
Ever thought about Ethical Banking. We've been focusing on this recently and you've sent us many examples so we thought we'd share. One more example is CHARITY BANK an ethical bank that exists to lend to charities and social enterprises.

"We are an ethical bank for everyone who knows that banks can do better. We are the bank for people who believe that banking should always work for...
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Charity Bank
John Bunyan was an English writer most know for writing The Pilgrim's Progress - one of the most published books in the English Language.He was repeatedly imprisoned for his religious beliefs which he refused to give up.
Ever thought about ETHICAL BANKING? One example is Triodes Bank. Triodes connects savers and investors who want to change the world for the better with entrepreneurs and sustainable companies doing just that. They are the only specialist bank to offer integrated lending and investment opportunities for sustainable sectors in a number of European countries. Their aim is:

- To help create a...
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John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He verbally supported racial integration and civil rights and oversaw the Apollo space program. Despite his short term in office his speeches are considered iconic.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. Aside from being one of the most internationally famous writier of his time he set up and managed a home for "the redemption of fallen women" of the working class.
Bill and Melinda Gates have pledged more than 99% of their own wealth to charitable causes already having given away $21.5 billion.
Bob Hope was an active honorary chairman of Fight for Sight is a nonprofit organization in the United States which funds medical research in vision and ophthalmology. He was also a comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. He made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991and lived to the age of 100.