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The Top 10 TriplePundit Stories During 2018

By Leon Kaye
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We’ve had quite the year here at TriplePundit, as there was no shortage of news stories, from brands taking stands to more advancements in clean energy technologies to more companies jumping on the circular economy bandwagon. Over the weekend, we crunched the numbers along with taking a look at the talk we generated on social media – and came up what we conclude are the ten most popular stories for 2019. The articles’ authors are mentioned at the end of each summary.

Shire and SeriousFun Camps Help Children with Rare Diseases Discover Hope

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For hundreds of thousands of children living with serious illnesses and their families around the world, a serious illness can disrupt their childhood and add strain to families. But for those children living with rare diseases and their families, the experience can be even more challenging and isolating. That’s where camp comes in.

NH Liquor Commission & Jack Daniel’s Emphasizing Responsibility During the Holiday Season

Award-winning Live Free & Host Responsibly campaign features tips for entertaining responsibly, as well as holiday-inspired cocktail and alcohol-free drink recipes
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CONCORD, N.H. December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/– The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey are reminding the public to serve and consume alcohol responsibly this holiday season through their award-winning Live Free & Host Responsibly campaign. The innovative and interactive campaign offers holiday-themed food and drink recipes, tips for responsible entertaining and videos on the responsibility-focused webpage: www.LiquorandWineOutlets.com/responsibility.

Shire’s Partnership with SeriousFun Children’s Network Enabled Nearly 1,000 Children with Serious Illnesses to Attend Life-Changing Camps

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SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, provides fun, life-changing camp experiences to children living with serious illnesses and their families throughout the world—totally free of charge. These medically safe, inclusive experiences allow campers to connect with peers and build confidence, empowering them to value the possibility and potential of their lives beyond camp—and beyond their illnesses.

PurpleAir Founder Adrian Dybwad

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Northern California’s now infamous Camp Fire was not only the largest, longest, and deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, it also produced record amounts of smoke. Schools closed, there was a run on protective masks, and people were fashioning do-it-yourself air purifiers because there were none left in stores. And it looks like we will only see an acceleration of wildfires in the future. This grim forecast has brought a surge in traffic to websites that monitor air quality like AirNow, Weather Underground, and PurpleAir.

2019 Resolution: Rejecting the Tyranny of Positivity

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This year, we learned we have fewer than 15 years to prevent catastrophic climate change. We saw suicide rates rise at a rapid rate and watched journalists experience an unprecedented degree of abuse. When the news is overwhelmingly depressing, we find ourselves saying things like, “Just be positive – things will be alright” – or worse, “It doesn’t do any good to get upset.”

Indian Tech Start Up Transforms Rural Health Care Through the Power of Technology

A Social enterprise delivers health services in India’s rural communities driven by disruptive technology and trained frontline health workers
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KOLKATA, India, December 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - iKure is a rapidly growing tech start up, providing primary healthcare across rural, semi urban and urban populations in India. The company’s business model is composed of a unique combination of health outreach initiatives, skills development and technology-based interventions, promising to empower 5000 health entrepreneurs and deliver affordable health care to 25 million people across 11 Indian States.

Disney Movie Moments Program Expands to Even More Children’s Hospitals

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The one-of-a-kind Disney Movie Moments program brings current Disney theatrical releases to children’s hospitals, enabling young patients to see the latest films from Disney while they are undergoing treatment and may not be able to visit movie theaters. The Walt Disney Studios celebrated a major expansion of the program with a special screening of Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where children and families also enjoyed photo opportunities with characters, giveaways distributed by Disney VoluntEARS and meet-and-greets with some of the film’s a

Give Hope to Every Child Fighting Cancer This Holiday Season

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During the holiday season, when most families gather to share festive meals and to exchange gifts, some families face the unthinkable.

Take Harlan for example. Harlan was an active and happy toddler when his world changed forever. At just two-years-old, Harlan was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer for which there was no cure.

DNA Testing Is Popular, But Many Are Unaware of Privacy Concerns

by Amy Brown
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Genetic testing is a booming business. The global DNA testing market is set to reach over $10 billion by 2022, according to a study by Grand View Research. More than 12 million Americans have already sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and 

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