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How much makes a difference?
Can you really make a difference in the lives of others? Live Below the Line shows us just how much good we can do.

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This Mother's Day, Give a Mother the Gift of Life
In honor of Mother's Day 2014, we are featuring one of our recommended charities, The Fistula Foundation. Childbirth should be a joyous event, but for some 1,000,000 women worldwide, it has resulted in the development of an obstetric fistula which leads to ostracism and social isolation.

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Spreading the message through Live Below the Line
How do you spread a message nobody wants to hear?

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Bravo AMF!
The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) has once again demonstrated why they deserve to be among our top-rated charities. Their recent agreement to distribute 676,000 bed nets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is likely to save many lives and provides further evidence that should encourage donors and inspire NGOs.

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Choosing to give
If we accept the premise that human lives are equal regardless of their circumstances, then we also accept that each of us has the power to alter those circumstances for the better.

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How Much Should Go to the Cause?
Think of your favourite charity. Now imagine that they reported overhead costs (admin, salaries, etc.) of 40% or more. Would you still hold them in such high regard? If not, you may have fallen victim to the overhead myth. For a long time, overheads, or the portion of funds used on operating costs, have taken centre stage in the evaluation of nonprofit efficiency and effectiveness. Recently this notion has been dragged out and put under scrutiny, and it's not faring well.

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Identifying Barriers
As a psychologist, I spend a lot of time trying to understand human behavior. If there is one concept that I reference more frequently than any other, it is that of my former grad school professor, who said, “People don’t come into therapy to be told what they should do. People already know what they should do. They need help identifying the barriers that are preventing them from doing it.” ... In blogging for The Life You Can Save website, I’d like to focus on what I think are the most common barriers that prevent people from giving money to those in extreme poverty. My intention is to elaborate on the barriers identified by Peter Singer in The Life You Can Save by sharing my perspective as a psychologist working in the US and Sub Saharan Africa and my perspective as a human being who struggles daily with how much I should give.

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How I Give on Less than $30,000 a Year (Part 3)
In my last two posts, I talked about how I chose to set up a giving plan and make some lifestyle changes so that I could give while living on less than $30,000 a year. Now that I’m four years into my pledge to give, I want to share some of the things that have helped keep me on my goal to give—even during times when I found it harder to do so.

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How I Give on Less than $30,000 a Year (Part 2)
In my last post, I discussed what I did when I was first setting up a plan to give while living on less than $30,000. In today’s post, I talk about some lifestyle decisions I’ve made that allow me to meet my giving pledge each year.

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How I Give on Less than $30,000 a Year (Part 1)
Is there a place in the effective altruistic movement for those of us making less than $30,000 a year? Giving is something we all can do to help the world’s poorest people, no matter what our income. Here are a few things that I’ve found helpful for myself as I learned more about what it means to give while living on a salary of less than $30,000 a year.

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