28 Jun '11, 6am

A Billion Seeds Get Fertilized | Care2 Causes

A Billion Seeds Get Fertilized | Care2 Causes

I was extremely fortunate to have some time to chat with Idris at Startingbloc and get acquainted with this exciting new venture. My biggest reservation at this point is successful monetization. Social enterprise is an evolving field with many corporate structures being tested; there is no true consensus on what the term means or even what this field will evolve into. Although LAA is a non-profit, I see financial sustainability as a requisite regardless of organizational structure to be considered a social venture as opposed to philanthropy. On its website, LAA claims that “core services” will offset the low operating costs, and “expanded services” rolled out over time will even yield a profit to be reinvested into the community. The key question is how fast LAA will be able to recoup what I imagine must be considerable sunk costs in setting up a location in the first plac...

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Pole Dancing Classes for Girls As Young As 3-Ye...

care2.com 28 Jun '11, 3am

Wow. Whatever happened to kids being kids and playing on playgrounds? To start the indoctrination of women only being valu...

Your DVR Wastes More Energy Than Your Refrigerator | Care2 Causes

Your DVR Wastes More Energy Than Your Refrigera...

care2.com 27 Jun '11, 11pm

There are approximately 160 million set-top boxes installed in U.S. homes. Almost all of these boxes are owned and install...

Woman Saves Baby Coyote on Highway | Care2 Causes

Woman Saves Baby Coyote on Highway | Care2 Causes

care2.com 28 Jun '11, 2am

It watched me with the most hypnotic smokey, blue eyes I had ever seen. I called 911 to have someone come to take it to a ...

Pictures: Man eats 16 seeds of durian in 1 minute via @cmswire

Pictures: Man eats 16 seeds of durian in 1 minu...

straitstimes.com 26 Jun '11, 1pm

SingTel held a durian speed eating contest on Sunday at Jurong Point mall. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN TO GET hearts here rac...

The Safe Cosmetics Act Would Protect Consumers | Care2 Causes

The Safe Cosmetics Act Would Protect Consumers ...

care2.com 28 Jun '11, 12am

Trying to protect yourself from the toxic ingredients in some cosmetics is a task that requires you to read labels and do ...

US Debt Ceiling, Greek Debt Crisis | Care2 Causes #crisis

US Debt Ceiling, Greek Debt Crisis | Care2 Caus...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 5am

$14.3 trillion: That’s the amount of the US debt ceiling. Negotiations about the debt ceiling are, hopefully, in their fin...

SGX-listed firms to get sustainability guide

channelnewsasia.com 27 Jun '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: In a bid to boost transparency and stay ahead, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) has launched a sustainability guide...

From Ella | Care2 Causes

From Ella | Care2 Causes

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 10am

If you’ve ever loved a pet, you can understand this poignant song written by Allison Morgan. Missing her husband one night...

Grateful Skunk "Thanks" Woman For Saving Him | ...

care2.com 27 Jun '11, 7am

I used to work at a stae psychiatric hospital on midnights. I had to pick up reports from all of our satellite buildings a...

Recent Graduates Head for Green Jobs | Care2 Causes

Recent Graduates Head for Green Jobs | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 27 Jun '11, 1am

In the months before I graduated from college, my conversations were dominated by the job search – how people were doing,...

Health Alarm! Overweight Toddlers | Care2 Causes

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 11am

I'm sorry, but IME, this is BS. First of all, that photo used is of a *baby*, and not even a particularly fat looking baby...

Indiana Law To Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked | Care2 Causes

Indiana Law To Defund Planned Parenthood Blocke...

care2.com 26 Jun '11, 9am

Planned Parenthood of Indiana was granted an injunction against the new Indiana state law that forbids any federal funding...

Virginia Attorney General Tells Pastors to Get More Involved in Politics So much for separation of church & state #p2

Virginia Attorney General Tells Pastors to Get ...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 9pm

Virginia’s attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, has made quite a name for himself in the past few years with his loose interp...

New Focus on Media Consolidation | Care2 Causes

New Focus on Media Consolidation | Care2 Causes

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 7pm

A new campaign launched by SavetheNews.org targets a growing threat to the free-flow of information and ideas, so crucial ...

Man Robs Bank For $1 To Get Health Care In Jail...

care2.com 22 Jun '11, 7am

He did what he had to do! I dont know if he is "manipulating" or not, frankly, dont really care. It's a sad reflection on ...