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reviewed March 03, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Free Rice
Many a times, we claim charity work is costly, in terms of time or/& money or simply we are just too lazy to initiate. Well, this is definitely the site for those with excuses & those who are …
reviewed The Bluma Project. December 06, 2010
posted in Social Good
The Bluma Project
I found this colorful, ethnic jewelry line while perusing for holiday gifts. Of course the chunky statement pieces instantly drew my attention, but when I read about the company that …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 11, 2011
posted in Earth Watch
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
I remembered back when I was a child, there was a Japanese tv series titled "The Sinking of Japan" (A movie was later made in 2006, I believe). We love it so much so we were glued to the tv …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 20, 2011
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Now that the Japanese Yen has skyrocketed to an all time high against the US$, what are the raminifications for the world at large? Japan is after all the 2nd largest economy in the world for the majority …
reviewed Earth Day. April 21, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Earth Day
Why is it a mere +2 rating? Well, no, it's not because I don't appreciate the Earth or going green, but rather, the idea that we have to have an Earth Day to remind us that Earth exists! It's …
reviewed January 14, 2010
posted in Social Good
I saw Wyclef at a confernce at the Google headquarters last year, called Zeitgeist.  He not only performed, but more importantly, he sat on a panel where he discussed this charity he started and …
reviewed July 28, 2010
posted in Social Good
   I have a hectic life. I'm planning my own wedding and because of budget constraints, I'm DIYing a lot of it. I'm attempting to get my BA after I had to change majors due to circumstances …
reviewed Living Social. January 19, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Living Social
Yep, it's a Lunch Public Service Announcement: get a $20 Amazon gift card for $10 - but today only. There's no catch - they're just buying customers (naturally there's only one per person …
reviewed PITCH: AFRICA. July 13, 2010
posted in Social Good
Last week while flipping through the channels I came across a news report about PITCH: AFRICA. What I saw immediately drew me in and I wanted to know everything about it. I first saw people playing soccer …
reviewed Relay for Life. July 23, 2009
posted in Social Good
Relay for Life
Just last weekend, I participated in my fourth Relay for Life, my second one as a Team Captain for my team.  I have known Relay for Life to be one of the strongest most empowering events that I have …
reviewed Christian Foundation for Children and.... August 01, 2009
Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA)
Several years ago an elderly priest came to our inner city parish in Providence to speak about an organization called CFCA.   CFCA  (Christian Foundation for Children and Aging) is a lay …
reviewed The Lance Armstrong Foundation. October 07, 2009
posted in Social Good
The Livestrong Wristband
Let's face it, it takes a lot to deal with cancer.       While October serves as a month of awareness for it's potential to take away precious life, for millions of people in the US …
reviewed Habitat for Humanity. October 25, 2009
posted in Social Good
Habitat for Humanity can be an amazing hands-on service project, but make sure you know what you're getting into.      My review comes from a few experiences: a week spent with …
reviewed Stick Your Neck Out: A Street-Smart G.... January 05, 2010
Stick Your Neck Out
It certainly has been the case for as long as I can remember.  Stop and think about the community where you reside or about the organizations you might belong to.  Isn't it usually just …
reviewed We Are the World: 25 for Haiti. February 06, 2010
We Are The World (remake)
   It was twenty five years ago when the biggest names in the music industry gathered together in an effort to bring aid to Africa. What they created was a global sensation that topped all the …
reviewed SXSW 2010. March 19, 2010
posted in SXSW on Lunch
SXSW 2010
At first, it seems ironic to see the leaders of the “140-character culture” get together for a 5-day conference filled with hour-long presentations and panel discussions.   But this …
reviewed Earth Day. April 15, 2010
posted in Green Living
Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual holiday founded by peace activist John McConnell, who also designed the Earth Day Flag. It started as a grassroots effort to inform people to support environmental concerns and …
reviewed Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. April 22, 2010
posted in Social Good
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Originally posted on the ONEHOPE Wine Blog on March 9, 2010.      It all started with a lemonade stand and a lot of hope. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged …
reviewed TOMS Shoes. April 29, 2010
TOMS Shoes
If you haven't checked out TOMS Shoes' new Light Blue Bridgeport Linen Classics or the Red Newport Cordones, then you need to hit up the TOMS' Web Site right away! Wear them when you're walking to those …
reviewed TOMS Shoes. April 30, 2010
TOMS Shoes
I think the idea behind TOMS shoes is great!  They are really trying to make a difference in the world one step at a time (pun intended) through fashion.  It's wonderful that these shoes …
reviewed TOMS Shoes. April 30, 2010
TOMS Shoes
How can one be opposed to a company who is founded on the premise: with every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.       Buying shoes has …
reviewed The world is a dangerous place to live. August 11, 2010
posted in Social Good
The world is a dangerous place to live
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.      - Albert Einstein            …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 12, 2011
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
As if an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a 23 foot tsunami were not enough the people of Japan now have to deal with the potential fallout from a massive explosion that has rocked the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 20, 2011
posted in Go Japan
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Exactly a week after the 9.0 magnitude and tsunami in northern Japan, I found myself landing in Shanghai, a city which is a mere 2 hours flight from Tokyo. Flights, I was told, are full for those trying …
reviewed AIDS LifeCycle. August 05, 2008
posted in Social Good
AIDS LifeCycle
In my second year of college, a college professor of mine introduced the class to the AIDS LifeCycle, which is a 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that happens each year throughout …
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