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Clothing company tells customers to buy less

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

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Why do we waste so much food?

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

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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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The history of the U.S. welfare program and reform

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Welfare recipients have come into the spotlight as states crack down on how they can spend welfare money. Continue reading

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How an Afghan dressmaker became a policy-maker

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When Kamila Sidiqi was a teenager during Taliban rule in Afghanistan, she was not permitted to work, attend school or leave her house without a male chaperone. Today, she holds the powerful position of deputy chief of staff to Afghan President Ashraf Ghan Continue reading

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