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In this personal testimonial, a woman considers her life's dual challenge. How can one invoke the internal emotion required to write good songs while maintaining the external vision to make a difference in the world? In other words, can you feed your soul and feed the world? [more]

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The year's 20 honorees extraordinary ideas, actions, and organizations helping create a better world

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:: Breaking the Silence
Fighting poverty Alarmed by recent reports of the toll of HIV and AIDS on the young girls of the Caribbean, a woman with a passion for film dedicates its transformative power to tackling the crisis. [more]

:: Gifts from the Soul
Great ideas The holiday season is a time of anticipation. But what is it we're waiting for? One woman shares her own ritual for changing holiday expectations: her gifts give something back. [more]





Constructive news from the world grabs archive
For the past couple of years, we've found our favorite positive or constructive pieces of world news and have featured them here as our Good Grabs of the week. If you have a positive headline to suggest, please let us know!

The automobile industry's shifting paradigm
Hybrid cars going mainstream?
(CNN.com)

Alternatives to oil
Drive to Survive 2003
(Institute of Ecolonomics)
[more]
[still more] (New York Times)

Asking important questions
Reclaiming our courage
(WorkingForChange.com -- Working Assets)

Mandela's wisdom
Peace is made with enemies
(Cape Cod Times)

Personal passions
Woman's bid to break AIDS cycle
(BBC World News)

The power of words
The human factor: What makes our species unique?
(Boston Globe)

New human-interest stories on public radio
The Next Big Thing
(WNYC.org)

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