While westerners design products to aid the "developing world," Carolina Vallejo created a competition for people from the developing world to design for the west.
Even among people making less than $1.00 each day, many Indonesians make room in their budgets for cigarettes.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to have "country codes" written in Arabic scripts.
Home prices are skyrocketing in China, leading to a class of people calling themselves "house slaves." But is this overheated market a bubble ready to burst?
Europe's environmental laws are forcing US companies to take responsibility for the full ecological impact of their products.
A factory in Haiti provides a tree-saving alternative to charcoal by producing briquettes made from trash.
A new animation academy is bringing hope to some of the most violent neighborhoods in South Africa.
Residents of Canada's capital city, Ottawa, are finding a new way to get closer to their food: by growing it in their apartments and front yards.
While President Obama pushes banking reform in the US, leaders in other countries call for a more coordinated global effort.
A growing movement among Palestinians in the West Bank advocates non-violent resistance to Israeli occupation.