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Experiment highlights effects of poor neighborhoods


Where children grow up has a big impact on their ability to improve their economic standing later in life, new research says. Continue reading

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Clothing company tells customers to buy less


In the age of consumerism, can a successful clothing manufacturer also promote conservationist values? Continue reading


Why do we waste so much food?


Nearly 50 million people in the U.S. do not know where their next meal will come from; meanwhile, 40 percent of the country’s produce ends up in the garbage. Continue reading

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Five things your class needs to know about U.S.-Cuban relations


By Gabby Shacknai President Barack Obama announced this year that the U.S. would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, a major landmark in the history of…read more

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Shift in U.S. policy opens Cuba to American tourists


The end of the embargo on Cuba brings new possibilities for tourism and cross-cultural exchange with a country that has a fraught relationship with the U.S. Continue reading

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