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Do you control your phone or does your phone control you?

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As we turn to our screens more and more, it is important to understand why modern society finds smartphones so addicting and the implications of this worldwide epidemic on our brains. Download a tracking app such as Moment to monitor how many times you engage with your phone daily and how much time is spent on various apps. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How new inventions help us use social media for social good

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Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

Game on: Key facts about the Republican health care bill

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This week might determine the fate of a Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care program popularly known as…read more

10 facts about the U.S. exit from the Paris climate agreement

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President Trump announced at a speech in the Rose Garden on June 1, 2017, that his administration would begin the four-year process of withdrawing the…read more

White House withdraws from Paris climate agreement amid controversy

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President Trump announced on June 1 that the United States will begin the four-year process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accords, a greenhouse gas mitigation agreement among 196 countries. Continue reading

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