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Sasha Dichter: The Generosity Experiment

In this inspiring Ted Talk at the NextGen: Charity conference, Sasha Dichter of the Acumen Fund shares the results of his month-long "Generosity Experiment" where he said "yes" to every request for help. Sasha Dichter is director of business development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit VC for enterprises serving the poor. He is the author of the "Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs" and a blogger on philanthropy and social change.

Balancing Energy-Efficiency <br/>With Our Lust for Electronics?

Balancing Energy-Efficiency
With Our Lust for Electronics?

Most home appliances have become more efficient over the past 30 years, but those gains have been offset by the influx of personal computers, televisions and related devices, according to data released recently by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Over the past three decades, the share of residential electricity used by appliances and electronics in U.S. homes has nearly doubled from 17 percent to 31 percent.