Today’s Solutions: February 29, 2024

Corporate Social Responsibility

Keeping up with the latest news in all four corporate social responsibility categories: environment, human rights, philanthropy, and economic responsibility.

Restitution of Asante Kingdom

Restitution of Asante Kingdom treasures: US museum returns stolen artifacts after 150 years

In a historic event, the Asante kingdom of Ghana welcomed the return of seven royal treasures seized by British colonial forces 150 years ago from the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles. This is a significant development in the ongoing global campaign to return stolen Read More...

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Why culturally diverse datasets are critical for training AI

In the constantly evolving field of artificial intelligence, the demand to embrace cultural diversity in training datasets is more than a suggestion; it is a global need. A new study by the University of Copenhagen and AI start-up Anthropic revealed a startling reality: Large Language Models (LLMs) Read More...

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6 books for young readers to celebrate Black History Month

Each February, the United States recognizes the efforts and sacrifices of African Americans who helped shape the country. If you're unsure how to teach youngsters about Black history this month or throughout the year, experts frequently recommend turning to literature for help. Literature as a Read More...

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Somalia's first-ever women-led current affairs TV program shakes things up for the better

Somalia is preparing to launch its first-ever current affairs TV show led by women. The pioneering show, created by Bilan, the country's only all-female media team, represents a dramatic shift in a male-dominated media sector. Pushing boundaries on Somali airwaves Bilan, founded in 2022 with Read More...

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Hospitality workers’ wages get unprecedented boost with 30% wage increases

In an unexpected turn of events, the hospitality industry, long associated with some of the lowest-paid occupations, is undergoing a wage revolution. Over the last four years, salary raises in the industry have pushed hospitality workers' wages up by almost 30 percent, a significant increase that Read More...

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The power of skill-based hiring in building an equitable workforce landscape

In the world of job recruitment, a prevalent trend known as qualification inflation developed, turning hiring processes into a difficult landscape. Qualification inflation, also known as degree inflation, is the increasing demand for degrees and significant experience, to the point that job Read More...

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From guerrilla fighters to beer brewers: former FARC members craft peace in every sip

In the center of Bogotá, La Trocha Brewery, an unexpected company started by former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) militants, is more than simply beer. It's a tribute to transformation, resilience, and a commitment to peace. Doris Suárez, co-founder of La Trocha, recounts the Read More...

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Soda taxes have a remarkable impact: sales plummet as prices rise in US cities

A recent study published in the journal JAMA Health Forum provides solid evidence that soda levies are beneficial in reducing sugary drink consumption. The study examines five U.S. cities, including Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, and Boulder, and finds a consistent decline in sales Read More...

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The leading startups transforming CO2 into everyday wonders

For Stafford Sheehan, a cofounder and chemist at Air Company, perfume-making is more than simply creating an enticing scent. Air Company, established in New York, uses technology that transforms carbon dioxide into ethanol, which is then blended with essential oils and water to create the pale Read More...

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Where to go for help if the Israel-Hamas war is negatively impacting your mental health

As the Israel-Hamas conflict continues, many people are feeling overwhelmed by the daily flood of terrible information and imagery. The battle has dominated news and social media, causing political differences at times. The toll on mental health is evident, especially for those who are immediately Read More...