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How the World Is Predicting and Preparing for Climate Extremes



If we look at the hard facts of climate change, science is telling us we’re running out of time.

That’s what Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said during a panel at the 2014 Social Good Summit on Sunday. Moderated by Mashable‘s senior climate reporter Andrew Freedman, the panel focused on what actions we’re taking to make cities more resilient in the face of climate-related extremes over the next 15 years.

How Thought Leaders Approach the Global Health Conversation



Improving global health is a universal goal, but it has been a challenge to gather enough resources and put them to good use in order to reduce poverty and death around the world

The conversation surrounding what we can do to improve global health is one of the most prominent topics of this year’s Social Good Summit, with multiple panels on the agenda.

Leading up to the Summit, LinkedIn asked its Influencers to share…

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9 Women to Be Honored for Breaking New Ground in Communications



Women are changing the landscape of communications. From recreating the way we consume news and producing innovative formats of content, to using the power of new media to address some of the greatest challenges of our time, women are redefining all aspects of communications: marketing, journalism, advertising, broadcast, public relations and social good.

The honorees of the second annual WiCi Awards are some of the women who are pioneering those efforts. Hosted by New York Women in…

The U.N. Climate Summit: Finally, a Chance for a New Beginning



It is supposed to be different this time.

The United Nations Climate Summit, which kicks off next Tuesday, Sept. 23, in New York City, is designed to break through two decades of stymied efforts to reach a binding global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, even as the world rapidly approaches the point of no return to prevent catastrophic climate change.

For the first time since the failed 2009 negotiations in Copenhagen, world leaders — more than 120 are expected to attend — will gather…

15 Polite GIFs to Help You Celebrate National Courtesy Month



A little kindness can go a long way. You’d be surprised how much a little polite gesture can brighten someone’s day.

September is National Courtesy Month, which means it’s the perfect time to be kind and polite to your fellow human beings. Of course, that’s never a problem for you. You’re always awesome. And you have great hair.

Never the less, everyone needs a little reminding to be a good citizen of the world from time to time….

World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print



One day, in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to walk into a car dealership, choose a design — including the number of seats — and have a 3D printed car by the end of the day

This is Jay Rogers’ vision. Rogers is the CEO of Local Motors, the company that just built the world’s first 3D printed car known as the Strati. The electric, pint-sized two-seater was officially unveiled last week at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois.

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Paws the Work Week for These 18 Cute Kitty GIFs



Sorry everyone, it’s back again to ruin your weekend — Monday.

But before your work week spirals out of control, and you accidentally yell at your boss or have a nervous breakdown because you’re stuck in traffic, just remember: Everything will be okay and Friday will be here soon.

Sometimes, a good cat boop GIF is the perfect remedy for getting through the worst day of the week.


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What Do You Hope Will Still Exist in 2030?



Humanity will change more in the next 15 years than it did in the past century. Some of us may have our pizzas and packages delivered on flying drones. We could travel in driverless cars, use 3D printers to make our meals and makeup, and wear technology from head to toe

Others may face issues with land degradation and water shortages, which could cause droughts in some areas and floods in others.

It’s crazy what can happen over time. It should get us thinking: What kind of world do we want…

A Sneak Peek at the ‘Simpsons’-'Family Guy’ Crossover We Can’t Wait For



One of the greatest events in animated TV history is upon us — and now, we have new pictures of the one-hour Simpsons crossover with Family Guy.

In the episode, which airs Sept. 28, The Griffins find themselves in Springfield, befriending the Simpsons family. For a while, at least — as Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson, teases

“Lisa befriends Meg and they try to find something that Meg is good at, which as we know…

Ukraine President: 70% of Russian Troops Have Left



Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that most Russian troops have left the country, giving new hope that the shaky ceasefire reached last week might lead to real peace.

“According to the latest information I have received from our intelligence, 70% of Russian troops have been moved back across the border,” Poroshenko said during a televised cabinet meeting. “This further strengthens our hope that the peace initiatives have good prospects.”