by Jeff Spross Posted on September 18, 2014 Updated: September 22, 2014
How urban farming can increase jobs, health, sustainability and happiness for low-income communities in cities across the country.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 18, 2014
Marijuana stores will be barred from accepting welfare EBT cards at registers and ATMs, despite evidence that recipients use drugs far less than others.
by Igor Volsky Posted on September 17, 2014
The Heritage foundation's new anti-poverty initiative: trade in your refrigerator for an ice box.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on September 16, 2014
The world's malnourished population is declining, but too many people are still going hungry.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 16, 2014
Official poverty estimates don't fully capture the realities of poverty in America, but they still give a useful snapshot of inequality in our economy.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 16, 2014
The indoor air pollution from fuels the global poor burn to cook and light and heat their homes cause as many as 4.3 million deaths a year. Here's how solar power could begin alleviating the problem.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on September 10, 2014 Updated: September 10, 2014
The CDC warns that children are at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
by Scott Keyes Posted on September 8, 2014
Perhaps the best way to end homelessness is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 2, 2014
The "SNAP Challenge" can only simulate a certain amount of the challenges actual low-income families face in obtaining and using food stamps.
by Bryce Covert Posted on August 29, 2014
Nearly 40 percent of Indians don't have access to a mainstream bank account, but that may be about to change.