Trade an hour of your trouser-hemming expertise for a dental cleaning, or your computer-programming know-how for someone else’s home-weatherizing skills. Hour Exchange Portland has turned the lost art of time banking into a boon for its Maine community.
This year, the U.S. government will funnel $6 million to a select group of medical visionaries. Their mission: Fine-tune programs to solve life-and-death problems in our health-care system. Here are five of the most promising options.