Sandy Stonesifer

Sandy Stonesifer works on issues related to adolescent girls' health at a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

My Goodness
March 21 2010 7:36 AMGarden-Variety ActivismCan I plant some vegetables in the vacant lot nearby?
My Goodness
March 10 2010 7:01 AMA Private MatterAm I hurting my local public schools—and hurting America—by sending my kids to expensive private schools?
Jan. 13 2010 2:32 PMHow To Help HaitiThe best ways respond to natural disaster abroad.
My Goodness
Dec. 29 2009 11:13 AMServe With MeHow can I get my friend to come volunteer with me?
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Dec. 23 2009 10:31 AMA Nobel GoalHow President Obama should donate his Nobel Peace Prize winnings.
My Goodness
Dec. 16 2009 12:41 PMA Little Charity Goes a Long WayDonating internationally packs more punch than giving money locally.
My Goodness
Nov. 11 2009 11:07 AMChristmas ConfusionAre holiday "adopt-a-family" programs a waste of my charitable giving?
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Oct. 14 2009 10:58 AMAnd the Winner Is ...Does the Nobel Peace Prize improve the world, or is it just a money-wasting ego trip?
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Sept. 23 2009 7:07 AMLast ResortsHow can I take an ethical vacation and still have a good time?
My Goodness
Sept. 9 2009 12:52 PMThe 50-Cent RuleIf a charity spends less than half its funds on its programs, does that mean it's ineffective?
My Goodness
Aug. 26 2009 9:28 AMMeet Me in St. LouisDoes volunteer work have more impact if you do it on the East Coast?
My Goodness
Aug. 5 2009 9:26 AMGarden-Variety ActivismCan I plant some vegetables in the vacant lot nearby?
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July 22 2009 10:01 AMDrink to ThatWhat's the best way to help make the world's water supply safer?
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July 8 2009 9:30 AMThe Environmental EntrepreneurShould I go work for a green nonprofit or start my own?
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June 24 2009 6:59 AMShop Right The best ways to support worthy causes by buying cool products.
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March 17 2010 7:04 AMVolunteer VacationsHow to be of service while you travel—and not get swindled in the process.
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Jan. 27 2010 9:34 AMText To GiveThe pros and cons of donating money to Haiti via cell phone.
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Jan. 13 2010 11:00 AMFeeling ResoluteSandy shares her vows to do better in the new year.
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Dec. 28 2009 3:51 PMLast ResortsHow can I take an ethical vacation and still have a good time?
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Dec. 22 2009 12:59 PMA Socially Conscious ChristmasThe best ways to support worthy causes by buying cool products.
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Dec. 2 2009 10:01 AMHungry for ChangeMore U.S. households are going without food. Here's how to help.
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Oct. 21 2009 7:01 AMBrother, Can You Lend a Dime?Do Web sites like Kiva really help alleviate poverty?
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Oct. 7 2009 7:01 AMTyphoon in Burma! Tsunami in Samoa!What's the absolute best way to help after a natural disaster abroad? Should I send cash?
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Sept. 16 2009 6:58 AMParalyzed by Health Care ReformI want to act, but I don't remotely understand the issues. What should I do?
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Sept. 2 2009 9:37 AMDonate … or ElseI'm the boss. Can I ask my employees to give to my favorite charity?
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Aug. 12 2009 9:44 AMThou Shalt Be Debt FreeWhich is more important: tithing or paying off my $13,000 credit-card debt?
My Goodness
July 29 2009 7:03 AMI Do GoodCan I turn my wedding into a charity fundraiser?
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July 15 2009 9:23 AMNo Friends? No Problem.I want to join an "activist community," but I'm shy. What do I do?
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July 1 2009 7:00 AMCharity MuggersI avoid street canvassers for do-gooding organizations. Does that make me a jerk?
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June 17 2009 10:30 AMCharity Fat CatsThe CEO of my favorite nonprofit earns more than $200,000. Is that outrageous?



The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics

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Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse

An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

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The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

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Can Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Pull Off One More Louisiana Miracle?

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Oct. 23 2014 11:51 AM It Seems No One Is Rich or Happy: I Looked
The Eye
Oct. 23 2014 12:48 PM Track Your Bag and Charge Your Phone With This Carry-On Smart Suitcase
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 12:01 PM Who Is Constantine, and Should You Watch His New Show?
Oct. 23 2014 11:45 AM The United States of Reddit  How social media is redrawing our borders. 
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.