New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, co-author Half the Sky & A Path Appears,

Nicholas Kristof: Want to Make a Difference? Tell a Compelling Story. — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof has a new book out (co-authored by his wife and fellow Big Think expert Sheryl WuDunn ) called A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity . Kristof describes it as a sort of "how to" for making a lasting impact on the world. One of ...

How to Defeat Ebola — An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard. In New Jersey, two students from Rwanda, which has had no Ebola cases and is 2,800 miles from the affected countries in West Africa, are being kept home.

Step One to Fighting Ebola? Start with Corruption — The story of the current Ebola pandemic appears still in its opening chapter. Will the virus be contained, or will it spread its horror across Africa and beyond? The question is being raised around many family tables, including ours, particularly as my wife and I and our three small children, New Yorkers, live in Rwanda where I work in public health and she operates a job training program and a gourmet restaurant.

Why We Stayed - — "I stayed because I didn't think anyone would believe a terminally ill person could abuse," a woman wrote to me. "Although he was losing weight he was still strong. He could overpower me and throw things. But he needed me." A woman we'll call "Sharon" chose to stay in a violent marriage.

Japanese Cult Leaders Sought in Huge Police Manhunt — About 30,000 police officers conducted searches and set up roadblocks around Japan today in a hunt for leaders of the Aum Shinrikyo sect, and the authorities arrested two sect followers who were previously active in the Japanese underworld.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3 — SOME white Americans may be surprised to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu describe Bryan Stevenson, an African-American lawyer fighting for racial justice, as "America's young Nelson Mandela." Huh? Why do we need a Mandela over here? We've made so much progress on race over 50 years! And who is this guy Stevenson, anyway?

China, the World's Capital — KAIFENG, China As this millennium dawns, New York City is the most important city in the world, the unofficial capital of planet Earth. But before we New Yorkers become too full of ourselves, it might be worthwhile to glance at dilapidated Kaifeng in central China.

What the Islamic State could teach the West — Originally published Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM As we fight the Islamic State and other extremists, there's something that President Obama and all of us can learn from them. For, in one sense, the terrorists are fighting smarter than we are.

The best antidote to extremism? A girl with a book — When she was 15, Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban because she had campaigned for education for girls. Photo: Reuters As we fight the Islamic State and other extremists, there's something President Barack Obama and all of us can learn from them.

China Police Have Gang Link In Hong Kong, Official Says — China's top law enforcement official said today that the police maintained links with Mafia-style gangs based in Hong Kong and once even used them to help protect a Chinese leader traveling abroad. The statement was a startling admission of China's cooperation with the gangs, known as Triads, which engage in extortion, prostitution, bank robbery, smuggling, drug trafficking and murder.
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Oct 23, 2014

RT @bostonsocks: @pourmecoffee @NickKristof Actually you can contract Ebola from Twitter if you follow a person who writes fluid, touching tweets.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @pourmecoffee: You cannot catch Ebola from someone on Twitter unless you *directly* follow them. Use a list or search for their name and you'll be fine.

Oct 23, 2014

Thoughts with Dr. Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients in Guinea and now has come down with it in New York

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MSIWorldwide: Seen this interview with NYT's @NickKristof? Very informative about common issues writers face when covering Africa

Oct 23, 2014

Short, too! RT @leannecgray: .@NickKristof's brilliant, straight-forward, informative article on defeating #Ebola:

Oct 23, 2014

@JSalamonAuthor I think the fear is actually lessening. That's why incarceration rates are finally dropping for adults and juveniles alike

Oct 23, 2014

@bat_whisperer thanks! I am curious about whether fruit bats with Ebola could survive in other parts of the world, expanding the reservoir.

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