Posted By: Francis Koster Published: October 3, 2016

The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own. by Melissa Hellmann posted on “Yes! Magazine” Sep 22, 2016 For Debbie Green, purchasing a home was a dream come true. …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 30, 2016

Longtime Friends Start Mobile Shower Facility for the Homeless in Fla. “For us, that’s where dignity and self-respect starts … with the ability to stay clean and be presentable,” says one of the founders of Live FRESH Palm Beach County. Angela Bronner Helm posted August 7, 2016 on The Root.com Chris Bentley and Carlos Miller, …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 26, 2016

How to Raise an Environmentalist Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future. by Jill Suttie as posted in “Yes!” magazine Sep 24, 2016 Originally posted by “Greater Good” We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 23, 2016

A different kind of holler: Appalachia’s future is looking a lot more high-tech by Tom Eblen as appeared in the Lexington Herald Leader September 19, 2016 I have attended many conferences in the past two decades about creating a more diverse economy in Eastern Kentucky to replace the long-anticipated collapse of the region’s coal-mining industry. Most …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 20, 2016

A More Personalized Approach to Reducing Infant Mortality in Columbus, Ohio Facing one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, Columbus, Ohio, is taking the time to understand its unique causes. by Mattie Quinn | January 14, 2016 as appeared in “Governing” Health officials in Columbus, Ohio, have long known that they're facing a …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 20, 2016

Food for Fines in Lexington, Kentucky as appeared in the Lexington Herald Leader January 4, 2016 LexPark collects 10,000 canned food items in “Food for Fine” program The Lexington Parking Authority collected 10,000 canned goods and other food items as part of its five-week “food for fines” program. The program — now in its second …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 29, 2016

Computerized Cognitive Speed of Processing Training Reduces Dementia Incidence  from the AAIC (Alzheimer’s Association International Conference) Press Conference in Toronto  July 2016 by Jerri D. Edwards, PhD Huiping Xu, PhD Daniel O. Clark, PhD Lesley A Ross, PhD Fred W. Unverzagt, PhD as summarized by Jean Kadela The Advanced Cognitive Training in Vital Elderly Study …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 23, 2016

College Kid’s Junk is a Charity’s Treasure by Mark Price for the Charlotte Observer May 20, 2016 College students are notoriously untidy and no one appreciates it more than charities. That’s because the stuff abandoned by departing students this time of year is a treasure trove of usable goods for thrift stores and low-income housing …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 26, 2016

  Is Barcelona the Smartest City in the World? as appeared in “FutureStructure” by Laura Adler  February 19, 2016 This story was originally published on Data-Smart City Solutions. Cities around the world are beginning to understand the huge potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). In Barcelona, those possibilities have started to become the reality. …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 22, 2016

When Low-Income Parents Go Back to School By Leah Askarinam   February 19, 2016 The Atlantic Leon Sykes has eight children at home, works two jobs, and drives for Uber and Lyft on the side. Yet the 34-year-old father has found time to take classes Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. to earn his …

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