Building better learners is 2007 BRICK Award winner William Hwang's goal and the reason he launched Innoworks, a program to get underprivileged kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
2007 BRICK Award winner Ruth DeGolia always thought of herself as a social activist, but she discovered becoming a businesswoman would allow her to help women in Guatemala earn a living wage with their jewelry creations.
2007 BRICK Award Winner Jacob Komar's fascination with computers led to a passion for helping others. Now Jacob rebuilds computers and provides them to schools, prisons and other organizations in need.
What problem in the world really stinks? What can you do to change it? For many, the first question is easy to answer, but the second one is difficult. Learn how Do Something inspires and helps young people make a difference.
In a move that has shaken up online-gaming profiteers everywhere, eBay has decided to ban the sale of virtual assets in its marketplace. eBay says it is acting to protect its users and maintain the integrity of the marketplace. But is there a bigger
If you've got at least one kidney, a company called Biogen owns the patent for at least one of your genes. Find about about the contoversial "life patent" trend and what it could mean to the future of medical research.
Have you ever gotten a chain e-mail that promised riches if you just sent $5 to everybody on the list? The person who began that e-mail is a con artist -- someone who lies, cheats and fool people into thinking they've happened onto a great deal. Learn about basic cons, how to avoid being conned and what to do if you're a victim.
The phrase intellectual property (IP) refers to the bundle of legal rights that arise from the creative genius of the human mind. Intellectual property has become an issue as the digital music market expands. Learn how it works.
While the reasons behind strikes can be complex, they all boil down to two key elements: money and power. In this article, we'll explain labor unions' role in worker strikes, investigate U.S. labor laws and more.
The Freecycle Network hopes to encourage a "worldwide gift economy” by connecting individuals locally who want to exchange goods. Explore how the Freecycle network aims to reduce landfill waste and decrease consumerism.