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The Face of the Millennial Anti-Abortion Movement

“The right to abortion is not a real right,” says Lila Rose, the founding president of the pro-life organization Live Action, in a new documentary from The Atlantic. Rose first attracted national media attention in 2008, when, under the tutelage…

The 5 types of mentors you need in your life

  Here’s how to assemble your personal dream team, with tips from business expert Anthony Tjan. Everyone can use a mentor. Scratch that — as it turns out, we could all use five mentors. “The best mentors can help us…

South Park tackles America’s problem with school shootings in latest episode

 South Park has taken on America’s school shooting issue, and it’s being called ‘one of the best takes on mass shootings television has produced in years’. ‘Dead Kids’, episode one of season 22, is about the unprecedented rise in…

Anger is fire for creativity — and it’s time to let it burn

Women can let their rage scorch them slowly from the inside out — or they can channel it and express it in powerful and beautiful new ways, says writer and activist Soraya Chemaly. On September 15, 1963, a Sunday morning,…

Photo gallery: Who in the world would live next to an active volcano? Meet the neighbors.

Volcanoes have a certain hypnotic appeal — but would you want one in your backyard? Photographer Cris Toala Olivares introduces us to the humans who co-exist with these unstable and sometimes deadly forces of nature. In 2014, photographer Cris Toala…

Librarians share the strangest questions they’ve been asked by the public

In the days before Google, how did people find out answers to important questions? They went to the library, of course – and not just to look up their area of interest in an encyclopedia. At the New York Public…

‘Man-Killing Jobs’ and Environmental Racism

  Video by Rosie Haber via Topic / Author: Emily Buder/ This article was originally published on TheAtlantic.com “Six people out of 12 of us have gotten cancer,” says Tony Buba, a long-time resident of Braddock, Pennsylvania, in a new short…

Fruit diet : ‘We do not brush our teeth anymore’

Flemish Simon (26) and Polish Tina (39) have been eating nothing but fruit for three years. The couple travels around the world looking for new fruits to expand their menu. And such a diet has, in its own words, some…

Why Is College in America So Expensive?

The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world. Before the automobile<, before the Statue of Liberty, before the vast majority of contemporary colleges existed, the rising cost of higher education was shocking the American conscience: “Gentlemen…

Airport trays contain more germs than toilet seats: Study

While several surfaces tested positive for respiratory viruses, researchers found that trays at security checkpoints were the worst. Half the trays possessed germs, including influenza A and rhinovirus, which causes cold and influenza. The next time you go through airport…