Two of the top donors who made constructing the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture possible were black.
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Billionaire Robert F. Smith made a big splash when he told Morehouse grads he would pay off their student debt. Yet his generosity adheres to a long African American tradition.
Protests and lawsuits against opioid manufacturers are growing more common, but drug distributors are also facing scrutiny.
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Previously secret documents and data make it clear that many companies engaged in the distribution of prescription painkillers either skirted or ignored their legal obligations for years.
Cub Scouts outings aren’t possible without dedicated volunteers.
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Scholars researched whether bestowing awards on volunteers who pitch in with the Boy Scouts made a difference. The answer seems to depend on whether the recognition is expected or not.
Certains ingrédients dans ces fines particules peuvent avoir un impact important sur votre santé.
Quelle est la nature de la poussière qui nous entoure? Des chercheurs étudient la composition de ces particules d'intérieur et leurs répercussions possibles sur la santé humaine.
Individual givers, including celebrity couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, are the main source of charitable support.
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Although far fewer Americans took the charitable deduction on their tax returns, giving stayed fairly steady, according to the annual Giving USA report.
Some ingredients in those tiny particles can have big impacts.
Even the tidiest space has some dust. Researchers are investigating just what these indoor particles are made of and their possible implications for human health.
Understanding the facial cues from another person is a component of empathy.
Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries, and many lose the ability to emotionally connect with others. A new study suggests there's a way to help them regain their ability to connect.
Sodium metal explodes on contact with water.
If you are intimidated by the periodic table, then this introduction through the first column of elements will give you a feel for how and why the elements are arranged in this order.
Carol Folt, the next president of the University of Southern California.
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New systems with stricter rules would make it easier to hold colleges and universities accountable on behalf of the taxpayers who support them.
An the field and off, Rachel Robinson was a pillar of emotional support.
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Rachel was by Jackie's side during his most trying moments. Throughout a journey that required self-control, grace and perseverance, she was the unsung hero.
Central American migrants playing soccer at a temporary shelter in Tijuana.
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This help is often given in kind rather than in dollars and cents. Without it, these migrants might have nowhere to go and nothing to eat.
A makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue.
The shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue joins a list of more than 200 other ideologically motivated attacks by far-right extremists since 1990.
A sign posted in New Bern, North Carolina after Hurricane Florence.
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Donations to relief efforts tend to dry up within a few months.
President Ronald Reagan during a 1984 debate.
How politicians have won over voters through the art of the comeback throughout history.
Charitable giving hit record levels in 2017.
Total gifts from individual donors are rising, at least for now.
Alone in the crowd, but not lonely.
Recent news reports suggest that the US is experiencing a loneliness epidemic. But the research is a bit more complicated.
What people decide to bequeath to charity depends on many factors, including tax laws.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.
Young people in relationships tend to have as many backups cooking as singles do.
It isn't cheating, per se. But if you're in a committed relationship and have multiple 'back burners' that you keep in touch with, is your relationship doomed?
About 1 in 20 taxpayers may fill out this part of their returns beginning with the 2018 tax year.
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The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
Changes to the tax code may strike a blow to the charitable world.
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.