Child poverty would be almost twice as high if there are no social protection programmes

Child poverty in the United States would be significantly worse if programs Government assistance out of place, suggests a new report.

A study released on Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a group for low-income children, that without government support programs such as food aid, subsidies for housing and tax credits – the child poverty rate swell from 18 per cent to 33 per cent.

According to the Foundation, the study, which used the complementary measure of poverty (SPM) to track data, does a better job at measuring how government programs are benefiting Americans of low income than official index of the federal Government–a measure that was developed in the 1960′s.

As the report explains, the Government index “breaks accurately estimate the actual need” not to consider certain factors, such as different levels of cost of living through the individual States.

Also does not consider the impact of some of the initiatives of the Government greater fight against poverty, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP). Last November, SNAP registration stood at more than 46 million – slightly from the same month a year before, mainly due to an improvement of United States economy.

Because the Government does not consider factors, it could not control its success or failure, says the Foundation. If the Government cannot determine which investments are working, you can not distinguish precisely the needs of the most vulnerable Americans.

“Relying on [official measure of the federal Government] only prevents that the authorities measure the effectiveness of government programs aimed at reducing child poverty,” Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, said in a statement on the web site of the organization.”Given that child poverty costs our society an estimated $500 billion per year in lost productivity and earnings, as well as health and crime costs, the SPM is an important tool that should be used to assess progress at the State level in the fight against poverty.”

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7 habits of highly successful entrepreneurs at startup

Successful entrepreneurs appear to be superficially the same as everyone else.

But look closely and you will see that in a few species it very, very differently are – and so is, as you start it and run their businesses.

1. they think always prefer action.

A detailed plan is great, but something happened, and most entrepreneurs do not make it through the first three action points before adapting to the reality. (Supposedly, I started a company, I would publishers; Buch-Design services I landed this ghost writers instead.)

Do spend some time planning and more time. If you are unsure, something to do, and then respond. It is easy to consider and evaluate and analyze themselves out of business.

2. fail see money as the root for all.

I know, a capital-intensive company significant amounts of money may be necessary.But most companies need money to get started. And often limited capital is a blessing in disguise; a venture-capital-friend of convinced there is an inverse relationship between the amount of financing and the long-term success of start-ups: bootstrapping teachings flush bank accounts cannot be taught.

Short-term success is easy, if you have money to burn. Without having to work through tons of money and benefit from throwing of a problem rather than just money.

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3. they spend only what the customer touches.

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The office of the future Chair is any Chair

Only, when you thought you’ve seen every alternative, muscle gaining Desk Chair possible, entering the mix, you through your workday surfing more.

The plane, created by former fire President of Teva Shoes Joel Heath, is technically a Chair substitute. The ultra-modern, sleek-designed balance forces Board to engage your core and move your body while you are available for phone calls or meetings.

The product page on IndieGogo Crowdfunding raised nearly $200,000 more than his original goal with weeks yet, that the people suggests go, are eager to change the Office sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle.

Marketed as a ‘tool’ for the workspace, that Board not only get from your Chair, gets you to move your hips and your heart rate increases to 15 percent, compared to only at your desk sit.

The tone is pretty straight forward.Place both feet on the wooden platform as a surfer and put your core Board equalised to keep. This movement, Heath says in the video above you will receive “just enough movement your heart rate a little stand up” and is “easy enough, that you while can multitask on board.”

FluidStance IndieGogo financing page.

Whereas the balance Board is most useful with a standing desk, Kent Hatcher, Director of the ergonomics research said ergonomics consulting Inc. HumanTech, TIME.com, he thought that the product “would an acclimatization with mouse and keyboard at the wobble to run well.”

The company promo photos suggest that you can use it also for discussions or brainstorming sessions.

We have to judge the product itself until May (IndieGogo end of March campaign and products shipping in the spring start) wait, but we love the fact that muscle-gaining boards the bulky and distracting treadmill desks by day before eclipse can this slim.

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Here are the secrets of HP, Unilever and other highly sustainable society

As we know, the climate warms. In fact, its so about 10 times faster that it has never in the past 65 million years, and it’s easy to point the finger when looking for authors.

The good news is that developed adaptive, inventive ways to mitigate climate change. And it turns out that innovate for sustainable development is good for business: according to McKinsey, the top three reasons sustainability address companies are to improve efficiency and reduce costs, to improve their reputation and satisfy their own business objectives.

We are seeing more and more consumers choose more brands that share their sense of purpose, said Paige Francis, Vice President of global marketing for chain Starwood Hotels and Resorts element, the first LEED certified hotel chain. She added that the dynamics of growth of eco-conscious companies is incredible and sustainability is more optional.

Where some see a threat, others see a challenge and an opportunity, that is this what companies prosperous are better. Presented in partnership with NRG, here are the inventive ways than some of the worlds most powerful companies have embraced sustainability.

Hewlett Packard: powers and with less energy

Meg Whitman, the direction of HPs, spoke on several panels NYC week climate of economic growth and the environment, urging a culture of doing more with less.

[N] e always say much less than what we are capable of, Shelley Zimmer, Manager of HPs environmental leadership program, said. Theres always anxiety greenwashing and not wanting too much promise.

Hydrogen peroxide used its advantage in all things, data-driven to create the Moonshot, a server high volume using up to 90 percent less energy than the servers in the data center current, or 1.5 watts per chip averaged over 20 watts by fleas causing the use of servers. HP provides also that the Moonshot costs 77 percent lower in a server environment traditional all essential elements for a manufacturer which comes 3.5 products per second.

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What I learned about the tragedy and resilience of 1,743 students and their teachers

The most difficult year of my life peaked a year ago. I think that I adjusted it; recovered seems too strong a Word.

Nestled in the suburbs of Kansas City, the Vikings from Shawnee Mission West High School are a tight, constructive community. This solid base of the community, as well as teacher, coach, support of clergy and the school opened through the separate events of three dead students and the death of the teacher during the school year, students when I was the main.

Life is rift with joy and sadness, and as long as transient occupants on a one-time basis, we hope that it outweighs the other most of the time. Joy of my life to be a secondary school principal, honestly, is priceless. It’s fun involved daily in the lives of young people by helping them to learn and succeed. Although death and personal and professional tragedy waylaid periodically that joy, I was schooled daily by zest of students for life and resiliency.

Keep friends and close family

During these difficult times, students were assigned to those whom they trusted; those who listened objectively, namely their loved ones. Physically, the students became closer. They have hugged more often love real and care for each other. The class was welded as they had celebrated a 6a football championship the previous season. Now, after a shot a beloved football athlete, star during a game, the devastation, not celebration, threw him into the arms of some and others again. One of their senior leaders, who had already committed to play at KU, had been stripped of their lives. Seniors are known for jokes, of course, but this senior class, somehow understand the remedy and limitations, has organized a group hug and Sleep-in between two classes a day.

We followed what we knew best practices and schedules which is is held in regular, every day and events so that students could converge. Of course, some classes did not go as usual. Children were physically there, but education, reflection, and the practice was in mourning. Teacher console and cried. Students reflected on the life of the peer lost and cried. Advisers reported in some classrooms if necessary. Parents checked the students frequently with more random texts, interrupting the moment. The bell to bell time intervals gave a semblance of sorrow managed – we were helping students chunk the grieving process.

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Implications for the children-media industry

It is a dream of an organizer to inaugurate a conference with a speech wave ripples in the water-making throughout the event. KIDSCREEN 2015 certainly has children with the introduction of Malik Ducard from the YouTube app.

Although the news had broken the previous week (and it has been speculated for months about), tutorial of logic Ducard and

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Store of Donuts allows you to customize the cake of your dreams

Donuts are definitely having a moment. Dunkin’ and Entenmann are like Sega games you retired to the attic when your parents finally bought you a PlayStation. Keep them you in your heart and they offer like the feelings of nostalgia tingling, but thats all. Consider you is more a quality game.

Yes, the beignets were raised. The famous Cronut, a hybrid pastry, an innovative creation that brings together partners classic peanut butter and jelly back once again, Donuts have expanded beyond icing and Princess color glitter. Bakers think outside the Fryer, and now, a donut shop left the orchestrated in the hands of its customers.

To prune fractured, patrons do not take a donut pointing to him who sits behind a glass. Instead, they give you the ability to customize their own donut – what is done from scratch.Fractured prune offers 19 different (from banana Marshmallow) and 13 enamels different toppings (like sea salt and bacon!). Once they choose their toppings and the glaze, seekers of hunger donut will only wait three to five minutes for their upcoming pastry to life.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who ever chomped into a donut and thought, “Hmm, is missed it something”, or “man, I would like that it did not have sprinkles because I’m driving and now they’re stuck between my clutch.” The concept of design-your-own donut recognizes and celebrates that each consumer is an individual with a mouth specialized. It is democracy donut! Check out some of brilliant concoctions devised in the past below. Then, think about what your perfect donut would consist in, pause and smile.

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Latest sample of impact investing.–the Millennium

When you think about the generation y, those who were born between 1979 and 1990, what comes to mind? Perhaps someone in the late twenties still living at home with their parents? What the young graduate who has just completed their third mastery? What about someone who understood how to use their money to create a financial and social return? I still get hot? I guess that the sophisticated young investor wasn’t your first choice.

However, the reality is that rolling duffel bag are many in the financial markets and the social sector who believe firmly that the generation is stakeholders criticisms that will trigger the true potential of the impact investing during the next two decades.

[Spoiler alert: I do too.]

In fact, in the next 10 to 20 years, I bet that the investor ‘impact’ will be one of the most common phrases used to describe the next generation.The generation has come to define themselves as a generation driven by purpose and passion, and rolling gym bag seems like a done deal would also choose to lead their private capital and that of the organizations with which rolling duffel bag work, in order to generate good returns and measurable social financial. For champions of impact investing, the next generation represents an unprecedented opportunity to galvanize perceptions and to catalyze the way investors look at long-term risks and returns.

Recognizing that generation y will play an important role in the future of impact investing, we must also recognize that they will not and cannot do it alone. With this immense growth potential and rapid impact invest ecosystem comes various considerations that can dramatically influence what jumps up to 10, 15, 20 years – including or not our big bet on generation y and impact investing will become a reality.

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The problem with “Manorexia” and why we need a neutral approach to disorders of

While terms like “steroid” have been tossed to alert the public that eating disorders are not exclusive to women, these labels can be harmful.

In a conversation Tuesday, HuffPost Live adult psychiatrist Dr Ted Weltzin have highlighted the need to move away from these deceptive ways, usually specific to discuss eating disorders.

“It really does not help people to really understand what’s going on,” said Caroline Modarressay host-Tehrani. “We really need to get to a gender-neutral approach to eating disorders”.

Sam Thomas, who drew from her struggle with bulimia to found the Organization men get eating disorders too, said eating disorders cross gender lines alone.

“The message should be that eating disorders have no gender. Anyone and everyone can be a sufferer of eating disorders, “said Thomas.”Ultimately this is a problem that can affect anyone, [regardless] sex, age, orientation, ethnicity, religion and even their social background. So I think it’s really important that actually try to be more inclusive when we talk about eating disorders, so that no one feels excluded. “

In the United States, 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder clinically significant at some time in their lives, but the public conversation tends to “sensationalize” such cases, Weltzin said.

“[We] keep it as an oddity, as opposed to a young teenager, young adult or a middle-aged man, who is really struggling with their relationship with food, got in, whatever risk factors, really dangerous areas in terms of their eating, their weight, their nutritional status,” he said. “We really have to take this much more seriously.”

Watch the conversation Live on HuffPost comprehensive eating disorders and sex here.

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Illinois, Wisconsin Governors propose deep spending cuts at universities

If approved the proposals of two Republican Governors, public universities in Illinois and Wisconsin may soon experience sweeping layoffs, program deletions and closures of campus possible.

This month, the Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner r and the Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker r unveiled budget with deep cuts in spending for public universities. Rauner 2016 budget proposal contains a 31.5 per cent, or $387 million reduction in funding for public universities. Wisconsin budget 2015-2017 would reduce State funding by 13 percent, or $300 million in two years, the greatest in the history of the State reduction.

The steep cuts are disconcerting for some school officials because the economy improves has helped the public universities in other States to recover some of the funds that lost during the recession. In the last decade, lawmakers of both parties significantly reduced the public University, spending across the country.

Increases enrollment are not on the table in any State, the universities meaning would have to make up the difference through layoffs and cuts to the programs on the campus. Walker budget requires a freeze on tuition for all State public universities as well as mandatory spending cuts. According to the Illinois Board of higher education Executive Director, Dr. James L. Applegate, its State universities do not expect to raise tuition either. The University of Illinois system instituted a tuition freeze a month until the Governor presented his budget.

It is unlikely that administrators will take salary cuts to close the budget gap, instead, officials predict, lower campus-level employees will be addressed probably by cuts in employment.

Professor Jennifer Delaney of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “all the institutions of higher ed, are very heavy people”, said The Huffington Post.”Most of our budgets go to people, so that a cut of this magnitude would undoubtedly affect [personal]“.

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