Free Paper Toys From The Toymaker!

http://www.thetoymaker.com/2Toys.html

Wonderful paper toys site. Lovely!
From the page: “Here are some free paper toys that you can make yourself. Just print them out, cut, glue and enjoy. I’ve tried to keep them easy to figure out. I hope that they amuse you. Marilyn”

For example:
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Jane Goodall on what separates us from the apes | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/11

“Jane Goodall takes the audience on an ecological journey, discussing highlights and low points of her experiences in the jungle. She draws a dozen parallels between primate and human behavior, making the point that we really aren’t all that different. Our big advantage, she says, is the ability to communicate with sophisticated spoken language — yet, sadly, we are abusing this power and destroying the planet.”

Vusi Mahlasela sings &Thula Mama& | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/158

Inspiring! From the page: “South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela dedicates his song, ‘Thula Mama’, to all women, with a special mention for his grandmother, who showed spine-tingling bravery in the face of apartheid-era police oppression. His story, voice and music will leave you speechless.”

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Woza, another song of Vusi Mahlasela: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/169

Kiva – Loans that change lives

http://www.kiva.org/app.php

Great initiative. Micro-loans. From the side: “Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By choosing a business on Kiva.org, you can “sponsor a business” and help the world’s working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates from the business you’ve sponsored. As loans are repaid, you get your loan money back.”

Thanks to Richard1108 for pointing me to this site!