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Will We Be the First Generation in History to See It? Will We Be the First Generation in History to See It?

A few weeks ago, the POINT blog talked about the Global Goals and how they actually might be possible to achieve. The first goal was Ending Poverty, and we learned that the Millennium Goal of cutting global poverty in half by 2015 was not only...

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Startups from Developing Countries are Fixing 4 Major Problems Startups from Developing Countries are Fixing 4 Major Problems

Where there are problems, there are opportunities. And there is no shortage of problems in developing countries. There are some pretty amazing people out there solving some of the developing world's biggest needs using tech.

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Why the 17 Global Goals For 2030 Are Actually Not Impossible Why the 17 Global Goals For 2030 Are Actually Not Impossible

If you follow POINT on Twitter, you probably saw a number of mentions about the Global Goals which were recently graveled by the United Nations. If you missed it, let’s catch you up:

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#62MillionGirls #62MillionGirls

Michelle Obama sees herself - and her daughters - in them: the 62 million girls worldwide without the opportunity for education. That is why our FLOTUS "simply cannot walk away from them," and strives to bring them the equal opportunity to learn. 

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Slavery Still Exists Slavery Still Exists

This week a news station in Denver, Colorado, featured a 3-part story on sex slavery. In the past three years, they have rescued over 250 children and teens in Denver alone.

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133 Billion is Too Much 133 Billion is Too Much

133 billion pounds. That is the amount of food that is wasted in America every year. Thrown out. Trashed. Dumped. It's so much food wasted, it could fill the Sears Tower (AKA Willis Tower, now) 44 times!

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Pope Francis Reminds U.S. of True American Dream on Whirlwind Visit Pope Francis Reminds U.S. of True American Dream on Whirlwind Visit

Of the 265 before him, only three have visited stateside, two of which have visited Washington. Pope Francis’ 6-day, 3-city visit to the United States last week brought with it a refocusing on the communities and families by which America was...

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Environment Can Have $10K Impact On Your Health Environment Can Have $10K Impact On Your Health

If you want to live like you’re $10,000 wealthier, or thrive as if you’re seven years younger, you may want to hold off on that white picket fence and leave the trees alone.

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Refugees Entering U.S. Raises Common Questions Refugees Entering U.S. Raises Common Questions

There has been a lot of talk lately about the Refugee Crisis in Europe, but sometimes news stories don’t really answer all the questions people have. Amid all those questions and soundbites, it’s time for a crash course of questions you may...

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Please Help: Seeking Refuge Please Help: Seeking Refuge

Imagine yourself in a country filled with fear that is perpetuated by a corrupt government which is divided into violent factions. Your life and safety are threatened everyday, so you pack up your family and flee.

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How I Found Naked on Instagram How I Found Naked on Instagram

In only 30 minutes or less, Naked Juice Co. was asking me to DM them on Instagram after I had tagged them in that photo. Next thing I know, they’re sending me something in the mail.

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Mondays at POINT (on Tuesday) Mondays at POINT (on Tuesday)

"Without labor, nothing prospers." - Sophocles And without a day off, everybody would go nuts. In all due seriousness though, we do hope your Labor Day was enjoyably spent, hopefully in appreciation of the hard work this nation was built upon...

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