Blue Marbles Project

Wallace J. Nichols. Photos by Neil Ever Osborne.

How — and why — marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols started a movement inspiring people to share random acts of “blue” gratitude around the world. The image of Earth captured by the crew of Apollo 17 is a stunning shot of the planet we call home. It is commonly known as the Blue Marble Shot and

Worldwide Fistula Fund

Dr. Rahel Nardos. Photo by Joni Kabana.

When Rahel Nardos was growing up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, her mother had her brother wait in line for a half a day so that an ill sibling could see a physician. Nardos was aware that the availability of medical care was an issue in her country, but notes that they lived in the country’s