Child Poverty



Literacy is an area where we can have a profound effect on people's lives.  If you cannot read in this modern age, it puts you at a severe disadvantage.  

Teaching people to read and write is a very direct way to help the disadvantaged.

One in six adults struggles to read.  (UK)


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Today, we came across the awesome Tumblr Bookshelfies (via Business Insider)

What is a "bookshelfie," you might ask? Well, it's a selfie taken in front of your bookshelf, of course! (the contributors also list some of the books that can be found on their bookshelves.

This is definitely our favorite bookish thing on the Internet right now.
Submit your own on the Tumblr! 

 Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/bookshelfies-_n_3785796.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

High Rent Blues

In 2000s, more than 2/3 of the increase in metro areas occurred in the suburbs
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