Public service announcement: watch out for advertising
The United States consumes more than half of the total global advertising market.
Globe's girls still have trouble getting to school
Despite slow but significant progress achieved in the 1990s, girls continue to face "sharp discrimination in access to schooling" in a majority of developing countries.
Blaine enables: A hunger artist draws attention to a mounting death toll
During the month since David Blaine started his starvation stunt in London, a staggering 672,000 people worldwide have died from hunger.
Quick stats to remember Labor Day by. . .
Numbers to quote by for Labor day.
It's a small-arms-filled world
Small arms not only kill thousands of people annually, they have become a detriment to economic development in the impoverished world.
An Independence Day Injustice Index
U.S. off to a poor start on affordable housing
A lack of affordable housing and the limited scale of housing assistance programs are the primary causes of homelessness.
A brief breakdown of child hunger in America
Fair trade and the cocoa industry by the numbers
Life in Iraq: a snapshot of a nation on the verge of war
Public misperceptions persist about poverty in America
It's an armed world after all: world military expenditures 1999-2000
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