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23Apr2012
Avocado Oil has Anti-Ageing Properties

ActiveQuote Health

Avocado oil may have anti-ageing properties like those attributed to olive oil, says a team of scientists from Mexico. Consumption of olive oil is often associated with low levels of chronic disease in some Mediterranean countries.

22Apr2012
Future Of Prostitution is Robots, Researchers Claim

redOrbit.com

Researchers believe that one day prostitutes might lose their grip on the underground sex realm to robots. The slutty robots would become the apple of the eye for those wanting to partake in the sex-for-profit industry in 2050.

20Apr2012
Advocacy in a Flash

TheNonProfitTimes

Armed with cowboy hats, towels around their hips and questionable dance moves, Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County's flash mob might have been able to spur conversation about the organization's mission, but did little in terms of raising money.

20Apr2012
'Monolith' Object on Mars? You Could Call It That

LiveScience

Amateur stargazers have discovered an intriguing object jutting out from the surface of Mars. The seemingly perfectly rectangular, upright structure, bears a striking resemblance to the monoliths planted on Earth and the moon by aliens in the classic sci-fi film "2001: A Space Odyssey."

19Apr2012
Diverse Range of Nonprofits Nominated for Online Awards

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Amnesty USA, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Sesame Workshop are among the nonprofits whose sites and Internet projects were nominated for the 16th annual Webby Awards and Webby People's Voice Awards, which recognize the best online content.

19Apr2012
Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time

TheNonProfitTimes

In her book "Twitter for Good," Claire Diaz-Ortiz offers a few strategies for tweeting. She emphasizes the importance of having an effective target, or goal, as the guiding principle for using Twitter.

19Apr2012
Tycoon Slim Taps Online Gaming Market in Mexico

Reuters

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim plans to enter the online gaming market in his home country, offering more than 600 free titles to some 8 million users of his high-speed broadband for a month, with the aim of charging for the service afterward.

18Apr2012
DoGooder Awards Highlight Effective Nonprofit Videos

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Eight charities have won cash grants through the DoGooder Awards, an annual contest that highlights the best nonprofit videos.

17Apr2012
Video of Children Acting Out Mexico Drug War Goes Viral

KVUE News

A video featuring children acting scenes of the drug war has gone viral in Mexico. The kids play the roles of kidnappers, drug traffickers, corrupt cops and politicians. The images are ripped from the headlines.

16Apr2012
Future Unclear for Megaupload Files

Associated Press

Tens of millions of digital files kept on Megaupload.com went dark earlier this year. Currently the data sits on 1,100 powered-down servers stored in a climate-controlled warehouse in Virginia, and nobody quite knows what to do with it.


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