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Indian Laundry Detergent Ad Urges Men to #SharetheLoad With Women
A commercial with a powerful message urging fathers and husbands to help women with household chores is going viral with the hashtag #SharetheLoad. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shared the commercial on her Facebook page Wednesday , calling it “one of the most powerful videos I have ever seen.” ] />
Microbiome Research Just Got a Mega Infusion of Government and Private Funding
The Obama administration announced a $121-million National Microbiome Initiative today to study how microscopic organisms that live all over the environment -- and our bodies -- can impact our health, climate and food security. The U.S. government had previously invested more than $900 million
Bill and Melinda Gates Urge Teens to ‘Get Involved’ in Annual Letter
At the beginning of every year, Bill and Melinda Gates publish a letter in which they outline the goals of their philanthropic organization. Their latest letter is written directly to high school students, the group they say will ultimately solve the world’s biggest problems. In the letter
Xbox Live Outage: Snoop Dogg Has a Few Choice Words for Microsoft, Bill Gates
An Xbox Live outage late Wednesday night for some users caused online pandemonium -- with even Snoop Dogg going on an expletive-laced social media tirade against Microsoft and Bill Gates after he said he was unable to play. We'll give you the PG-rated summary of what Snoop Dogg said. In an
Facebook CEO and Wife Mark Daughter's Birth With Pledge
In an open letter to their newborn daughter, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced they will give away 99 percent of Zuckerberg's Facebook shares.
See This, Skip That: Downtown Seattle
My 9-year-old son loves Seattle. We visited this vibrant town last spring, on a memorable family road trip that included that beautiful drive across the northern border from Vancouver. And the combination of cool vibes, neat places to visit and tons of things to do had him clamoring about coming
#ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign Battles Stereotypes
Platform engineer Isis Wenger started the hashtag after receiving sexist responses to ads featuring her photo for employer OneLogin.
Bill and Melinda Gates Talk to Rebecca Jarvis On 5 Year Anniversary of The Giving Pledge
ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis sits down with Bill and Melinda Gates, creators of The Giving Pledge on its five year anniversary to discuss current success and future plans.
World's Wealthiest Donate Billions Through the 'Giving Pledge'
How do Warren Buffett and Bill Gates convince the world's wealthiest people to give away most of their fortunes? The billionaires have organized the " Giving Pledge ,” an initiative launched five years ago to convince others to donate at least half of their wealth to charitable causes around the