A Smart, Satirical Look At What Development *Really* Does In Our World

When I think of global development, I mostly think of Westerners who either have well-intentioned ideas about the best ways to move the world forward and "advance" communities or, well, they have hidden $$$ agendas. Cue this satirical look at the "trust us, we know best, let us help you" approach that so often comes with development and how it can do more harm than good. Native peoples are being robbed of their land, self-sufficiency, and pride — hear more about how that is happening below.

A Smart, Satirical Look At What Development *Really* Does In Our World

This is causing serious harm in places like Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, even Arizona.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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