Girls Coding Kosova are two young women good at coding that try to change the status quo in society. They aim at encouraging women to reach their full academic and professional potential in technical fields.

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A project called Exploding Kittens made Kickstarter history. With 219,382 backers, it became the most-backed Kickstarter project of all  time! It more than doubled the previous record of 105,857, held by Reading Rainbow since last summer. Wondering what the backings leaderboard looks like? 

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Their daily life is a never-ending struggle. They have to worry about what to eat, where to spend their night, what to wear and how to wash their clothes. They are many and they do not only live in poor societies, but also in developed countries. They are the homeless people of the world, and their voices are unfortunately not always heard.

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A 26-year-old Czech entrepreneur Petr Hudeček doesn’t waste time waiting for the riches to fall into his lap. Instead, he is working on a new concept – the so-called Bagobago backpack, which already has a potential of succeeding abroad.

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Today, the world generates more than 2.5 trillion pounds of garbage! That is certainly a big number, which is unfortunately rising. Unsurprisingly, the global cost of dealing with all that trash is rising too: it will be $375 billion a year in 10 years from now, after it was $205 billion in 2010, with the sharpest cost increases in the less developed countries. This makes our planet easily damaged, not only by the trash we make, but also by the different practices we use to deal with it. We are using ridiculous amounts of products and packaging that could easily be cut down if we just take a moment to think about this and make some effort to make a change.

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Girls Coding Kosova is one of the latest initiative coming up from Kosovo. The group have the aim to gather women excited about programming.

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Social media users have lately been criticized for being narcissistic and self-centered, and activism through social media has been looked down upon as “slacktivism”. However, as it turns out, social networks can actually be used to do some good, as proves a recent startup called Centscere.

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Year 2014 was filled with stories about people who changed their lives and those of others, looking beyond the conventional definitions of success, prioritizing giving and compassion and being part of something bigger than themselves. A Brazilian news site Brasil Post put together a series called “Go Givers” about the stories of such inspirational people. Looking at some of them, here are 6 lessons that everyone can apply in their lives in 2015.

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The Huffington Post and The World Economic Forum made a post about digital economy and it’s ability to help to understand and reduce youth unemployment. As mentioned in the post, upstarts like Uber, Airbnb, Kickstarter and Square are proving that technology pioneers win more and more consumers over with innovative thinking. This raises the question of how such market solutions can be used to tackle some of society's most pressing issues such as youth unemployment.

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Africa is full of young inspiring and outstanding entrepreneurs who want to be positive change makers in their communities but lack access to investment, technical expertise and mentorship. In order to do something about this, a group of more than 20 people from Africa, Europe and the United States have been dedicating their time to support, train and encourage Africa's brightest business minds to find innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises.

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