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Matt Damon says he won’t use a toilet. Here’s why.

More people have cellphones than have access to a toilet. About 6 billion people have cellphones and only 4.5 billion have access to a...
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5 tips for starting a business

When you're developing a new project or venture, it's important to consider a range of things, from timing to planning to hiring.
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Diaspora Voices

On March 8 the State Department will host #DiasporaVoices, a live-streamed interactive video webchat for diaspora communities.

42 million ways international trade helps the environment

International trade means boatloads of grain, oil and lug nuts, right? You'll be surprised at how much environmental conservation happens through trade.
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April 4: GIST TechConnect – Building and supporting your startup community...

On April 4, join a webchat with experts on best practices for building a community that supports entrepreneurs, ventures and the startup community.
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Guy Raz, host of NPR’s ‘How I Built This,’ on entrepreneurship

Guy Raz is the host of the podcast “How I Built This,” where he interviews entrepreneurs, innovators and executives from all over the world.
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The 7 most tech-savvy countries in the world

Seven countries are getting the biggest bang for their buck in economic and digital innovation, according to a new survey.
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Can you force innovation?

People with successful businesses say the idea for their venture came to them “out of the blue.” But many experts believe that innovation follows patterns.
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Refugee: Faces of the displaced

Nearly 60 million people have been displaced from their homes and sought refuge. In this photo presentation, we take a close look at some of them.