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This breakthrough discovery may provide a new target for therapy development.

4 Meaningful Ways to Give Back

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, Real Simple is partnering with four stellar organizations that transform lives—by educating kids, housing families, feeding the homebound, and saving animals.

How to Make Charitable Donations Really Count

If you're not a Rockefeller, a Gates, or a Zuckerberg, what can you do to maximize the impact of your charitable contributions? Follow these expert strategies for giving the most bang with each buck.

6 Products With a Charitable Purpose

Unique ideas with proceeds that support worthy causes around the world.

9 Foods You Can Feel Good About Buying

When you buy these delicious picks, a portion goes to charity—proving you can eat well and do good at the same time.

10 Gifts That Give Back

Unique ideas that also support worthy causes from our 2012 gift guide.

10 Top Charities

Ready to donate? Consider sending a gift to one (or more) of these outstanding nonprofits—each of which combines Scrooge’s fiscal discipline with Saint Nick’s generosity.

5 Things to Look for in a Charity

Whether you’re looking to spread some goodwill this holiday or to be more charitable in general, consider these five criteria when selecting a nonprofit.

A Guide to Micro-Lending

Learn how to use micro-lending websites to help struggling small-business owners worldwide.

10 Tips for Donating to Charity

Making a charitable donation not only helps those in need, it also has important tax benefits for you.