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The $300 House Challenge
The challenge was to create affordable housing for the poor, keeping the total cost at $300 or less. The winners are moving on to a 2-week prototyping workshop.
The six winners»
Browse all the design proposals here.
(via jovoto / empowering creatives / ideas)

The $300 House Challenge

The challenge was to create affordable housing for the poor, keeping the total cost at $300 or less. The winners are moving on to a 2-week prototyping workshop.

The six winners»

Browse all the design proposals here.

(via jovoto / empowering creatives / ideas)

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Cable and Internet provider Comcast is launching a new initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, offering discounted web access and home computers to families that meet income requirements.

The plan, called Internet Essentials, will be available wherever Comcast offers Internet services — which it currently does in 39 states. The company has launched websites in English and Spanish to promote the program.

As you may recall, Comcast acquired NBC Universal earlier this year. In approving the merger, regulators also required the company to help low-income households get online. It seems that Comcast can afford the new program: when it reported earnings this week, its revenue had risen 51 percent, to $14.3 billion

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"Reading Rainbow" made its TV debut in 1983 with a simple idea: Use television to keep kids reading during summer by urging them to "take a look" in a book.
The popular public television show ended its run in 2009, but host and actor LeVar Burton hasn’t stepped away from children’s literacy, or the ideas behind the beloved show.
"If you are a reader, then you have the ability to educate yourself," Burton said. "When you have the ability to be a lifelong learner, there are no limits on what you can acquire in terms of knowledge and information. It represents the ultimate freedom of mankind."
This week, Burton will be recognized with the Impact Award for his efforts to instill “a lifelong love of reading in children” at the seventh Children’s Book Week Gala hosted by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader. While Burton has drawn critical and popular acclaim for his acting in “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” he said he wants “Reading Rainbow” to be his legacy.
LeVar Burton breathes new life into ‘Reading Rainbow’ through app - CNN.com)

"Reading Rainbow" made its TV debut in 1983 with a simple idea: Use television to keep kids reading during summer by urging them to "take a look" in a book.

The popular public television show ended its run in 2009, but host and actor LeVar Burton hasn’t stepped away from children’s literacy, or the ideas behind the beloved show.

"If you are a reader, then you have the ability to educate yourself," Burton said. "When you have the ability to be a lifelong learner, there are no limits on what you can acquire in terms of knowledge and information. It represents the ultimate freedom of mankind."

This week, Burton will be recognized with the Impact Award for his efforts to instill “a lifelong love of reading in children” at the seventh Children’s Book Week Gala hosted by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader. While Burton has drawn critical and popular acclaim for his acting in “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” he said he wants “Reading Rainbow” to be his legacy.

LeVar Burton breathes new life into ‘Reading Rainbow’ through app - CNN.com)