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Drawing of two men exchanging bribe while flashlight shines on money (State Department/Doug Thompson)

Stopping corruption might seem impossible. But there are simple ways to...

Every year, $3.5 trillion is paid in bribes or stolen by corrupt officials. Stopping graft might seem impossible. But there are simple ways to fight it.

Michelle Obama tells girls to be the leaders of tomorrow

During a 2015 visit to Cambodia, first lady Michelle Obama urged female students to finish their education and become role models in their communities.

Where is Santa Claus right now? Track him with NORAD

A wrong number launched NORAD's 60-year tradition of tracking Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. Today you can track Santa on the telephone or online.

Power to the people, literally. How one social entrepreneur is helping...

Social entrepreneurs are making a difference around the world with innovative designs and business models, including creating a mobile power grid in Africa.

Breathe easy: Air-quality monitoring goes local

A new generation of inexpensive, portable devices that allow air quality monitoring to be more targeted is being tested in cities across the U.S.

To get the world to fund your startup, start with your...

Peisy Ting’s relationship with crowdfunding began more than two years ago, when the Malaysian citizen quit her job in advertising. “I started to feel burnt out," she...

Here’s what it will take to be your own boss

"It's useful to remember that you’re going to fail," says Evan Burfield, co-founder of the small-business incubator 1776, in Washington. Anticipating setbacks, he said, builds an...

Starting a business? Here’s how to get expert advice.

At some point, all aspiring business owners need advice. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg learned team building from Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs. Bill Gates, co-founder...
Man jumping across a ravine holding a briefcase.

Got a business idea? Take this leap.

The world improves one great idea at a time. Ask the Kenyan who turned a bicycle into a cellphone charger. Or the South African...