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Airbnb asks for hosts to open their homes to volcano evacuees in Bali

Airbnb is calling for homeowners on the Indonesian island of Bali to offer shelter to the thousands that have been displaced, as the volcano Mount Agung threatens to erupt. By Friday afternoon, over 144,000 people had been evacuated in Bali, reports CNN. SEE ALSO: Scientists discover 91 volcanoes slumbering beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet...CONTINUE READING

Saudi women celebrate end of driving ban, while reminding us there’s more work to be done

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday through a royal decree that it would finally allow women to drive, eventually ending a ban that has long been considered an abuse of human rights and inspired protests in the country for decades. In the 24 hours since the announcement was made on state TV and picked up by news...CONTINUE READING

Philips and ICRC want to change the world — with your help

   Another year, another chance to improve lives around the world.  This year’s Social Good Summit, held at the historic 92nd Street Y in New York, was a whirlwind of inspiration. A full roster of panelists included changemakers, global citizens, and progressive thought leaders from around the world. Collectively, they inspired a packed audience with...CONTINUE READING

Why Zendaya wants to close the digital divide in classrooms across America

Zendaya is one of the hottest rising talents in Hollywood. Between starring in the Spider-Man franchise, curating the second collection of her clothing line, and appearing in a new Bruno Mars video, the 21-year-old didn’t waste a moment this summer.  SEE ALSO: MIT scientists created a dance party kit to get girls interested in STEM...CONTINUE READING

How one healthcare initiative is using tech to train health workers in remote villages

Healthcare is among one of the hottest topics circulating around the world right now. It’s an issue that no single person can solve on their own — a frustrating detail for those in critical need of help. One CEO is tired of the inaction and is fighting back by providing healthcare to those in developing...CONTINUE READING

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Here’s what you can do to help.

The news reports from Puerto Rico are hard to fathom.  The island’s crops and livestock were decimated by Hurricane Maria. Survivors can’t get food, water, gas, or cash. The electrical grid was all but wiped out when the storm swept over the U.S. territory last week.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria plunged Puerto Rico into a...CONTINUE READING

It may be time to replace your pillows and you can do it now for under $40

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. They say a good pillow can be the key to a good night’s sleep. They also say you should replace your pillow every year. If neither of these things has proved true in your life, you’re not alone—and...CONTINUE READING
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