B2U Project

We are Bystanders to Upstanders.

An application that promotes volunteer work through innovation in social media and game design.

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springwise:

At pop-up restaurant, customers wash the dishes instead of paying

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but we’re increasingly seeing businesses offer their service in exchange for other forms of currency than plain old cash. We recently wrote about several NYC gyms that are using work-trade programs to enable volunteers to get free workout sessions. Now a French washing liquid brand has created the Mir Restaurant, which is charging customers in the form of dishwashing tasks, instead of money. READ MORE…

I think a part of being successful or trying to be successful is staying true to who you are. Be genuine.
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huffingtonpost:

Vatican Proposes Dramatic Shift In Attitude Towards Gays, Same Sex Couples

In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer” and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples.

For more on this change in the Catholic church go here. 

Too exciting!

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thetrevorproject:

As National Suicide Prevention Month comes to a close, we want to remind you that it’s brave to ask for help! Keep that in mind every day!

Thank you to everyone who participated by taking selfies, sharing our posts on social media, and by reaching out for help when you needed to. 

It’s okay to ask for help!

mothernaturenetwork:

50 ways to reuse your garbage
From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

newyorker:

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Nicola Twilley explores a recent experiment’s implications for our understanding of touch, taste, and the way the brain distinguishes between self and other.

Illustration by Kris Mukai

Science is so great

aljazeeraamerica:

Hong Kong’s people want full decolonization

FULL GALLERY

think-progress:

Wow, no one is really getting much off…

American workers are putting in more and more hours each week, as the supposedly 40-hour workweek has stretched to 47 hours. At the same time, they’re getting very little paid time off of work to recharge.

dailynonprofit:

Our mission:

We inspire our communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world. 

Our vision: 

Healthier Children. A Better World.™

  • Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children.
  • The Foundation’s fundraising is driven by the belief that improving the health and well-being of children is one of the most powerful ways to improve society.

Community support, separate and distinct from government and granting agencies, is a critical source of funding for SickKids.

  • In the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2014, SickKids Foundation invested $129.3 million in child health research, learning and care.

The Hospital for Sick Children

Established in 1875, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) was the first paediatric hospital in Canada. SickKids is known as one of the world’s top children’s hospital. It is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to improving children’s health and home to Canada’s largest, hospital-based child health research institute.  

Innovation, excellence, compassion and family-centred care distinguish SickKids and enable its success in using research discoveries to quickly improve patient care. SickKids treats more than 100,000 patients every year and is home to more than 10,000 staff, researchers and volunteers.

SickKids Foundation

Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children. SickKids Foundation is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Today, SickKids Foundation has more than 262,000 donors. In 2012-2013, SickKids Foundation raised a record-breaking total of $112 million and invested $92.6 million in child health care, research and education.

ecodiseno:

The Greenest School on Earth

John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world’s largest freestanding bamboo building.

TED TALK

The Green School (Bali) is a private, kindergarten to secondary school located along the Ayung River near Ubud, BaliIndonesia.The school’s ecologically-sustainable design and focus on sustainability education.

The school’s 25+ buildings are not off the grid but use some renewable energy sources including micro-hydro power from a “hydroelectric vortex”, solar power, and bio-diesel.

The school’s campus is designed on an “organic permaculture system”, and some of the school’s students cultivate an organic garden as part of their school activities. The school’s buildings are built primarily from renewable resources including bamboo, local grass, and traditional mud walls.

The Green School of Bali

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msnbc:

A hunger crisis is sweeping America’s universities. 

Hunger affects more people than you might think. Learn more at Feeding America.

creativemornings:

"I believe if we’re doing it right, it should feel difficult, it should feel exhilarating, and, most importantly, it should feel new."

— Chris Doyle. Watch the talk.

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In all likelihood we’re not just seeing the death of the iPod Classic, but the death of the dedicated portable music player. Now it’s all phones and apps. Everything is a camera. The single-use device is gone—and with it, the very notion of cool that it once carried. The iPhone is about as subversive as a bag of potato chips, and music doesn’t define anyone anymore.