The Art of Giving | Modern philanthropy and the great disruption

We are living in the times of great disruption. Yesterday the world was identifying a set of pressing global challenges such as climate change, reskilling, blockchain, A.I., and reducing inequalities.

The Art of Giving | Modern philanthropy: the love of humankind and social distance

Social distance” is one of the most debated concepts in international sociology. The term is extensively used today in studies of ethnicity, class, gender, socio-economic status and

The Art of Giving | MODERN PHILANTHROPY: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND COMPASSION

When it comes to the very essence of philanthropy and its many definitions, associations (altruism, charitableness, bountifulness, kindness, humanitarianism, etc.) and manifestations (giving money, possessions, time, attention, aid etc.), we

Oscars 2020 | Big wins for ‘Parasite’ give awards night an emotional high

Called up to the stage again and again, Bong Joon Ho kept saying he was ready for a drink — “bloody ready.” But the Oscars weren’t bloody ready to stop giving

The Art of Giving | MODERN PHILANTHROPY: BATTLES IN A TIME OF PEACE

Coronavirus. If there is one word that Macau residents and the rest of China have been hearing endlessly these days, it must be this one. This epidemic has significantly affected more

Oscars 2020 | Predictions: Can ‘Parasite’ upset ‘1917’?

AHEAD of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards (Monday morning, in Macau), MDT/AP shares its predictions for a ceremony with a lot of locks but the potential for a few surprises. BEST PICTURE The

Management of Aretha Franklin’s estate still unsettled

A lawyer for a son of Aretha Franklin asked a judge to keep an eye on professional fees paid by the late singer’s estate, the latest jab in a dispute

No good vibrations for Beach Boys, split by hunting concert

One of the co-founders of The Beach Boys has joined a boycott of his own music to protest it being used by another band member at an animal hunting convention. Brian

Airbnb launches Bahamas sabbatical to help after Dorian

Airbnb is giving a few people a chance to spend a two-month sabbatical in the Bahamas in an attempt to boost the Caribbean island damaged last year by Hurricane Dorian. At

Huge, tropical jackfruit catches on as a meat substitute

If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, keep your eyes open: You’ll start noticing it everywhere. Jackfruit is a very large tropical fruit often used as a meat substitute. It packs some

Berlin zoo prepares panda cubs for their big day out

Two baby pandas born at Berlin’s zoo have been chipped and checked in preparation for their first public outing in a few days, officials said Monday. The zoo said the 5-month-old

Hallmark media CEO leaves, month after same-sex ad backlash

The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years, just a month after its flagship Hallmark Channel faced an outcry over a decision to

The Art of Giving | Modern Philanthropy and Education

Skills. It’s all about skills. Where are we now? The first industrial revolution used water and steam to mechanize production. The second used electric energy to create mass production, and the

How can you make healthy food resolutions really stick?

For many of us, January is all about giving things up: Maybe we’re going to stop eating meat and embrace a plant-based diet. Or we’re ready to kick excess sugar

Report: Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog. But that isn’t to

BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting challenges

BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced Monday that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws. The follow-up to

Documentary ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ to air on Lifetime

An investigative documentary about Jeffrey Epstein and how the millionaire sex offender avoided scrutiny is coming to Lifetime. The four-hour film, “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” will air this summer, the cable channel

‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community

THE U.S. intelligence sector has a staunch defender in “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin. During a panel discussion about the Showtime spy thriller’s final season, Patinkin delivered a passionate speech about the

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