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Nuns from a group of Dalit Christians, or India’s lowest caste who converted to Christianity, protest in New Delhi. AP Photo/Gurinder Osan

Caste doesn’t just exist in India or in Hinduism – it is pervasive across many religions in South Asia and the diaspora

Several US universities now recognize caste as part of nondiscrimination policies. Two scholars of South Asian studies explain how caste-based violence isn’t limited to Hinduism, or to India.
Some school-age children may not even remember what it was like to go to school without masks. Kali9/E+ via Getty Images

Surprise – your kids may be nervous about ditching the mask

As mask mandates fall and the CDC issues new mask guidance, kids may experience anxiety around removing their masks. Clear communication from grown-ups can help children navigate the uncertainty.
Anxiety may affect many more children than usual this fall. Cavan Images/Cavan Collection via Getty Images

How parents can help kids deal with back-to-school anxiety

It’s no surprise kids are feeling a lot of anxiety after a year and a half of a global pandemic. Here’s what signs parents can look out for, and what to do if their child is feeling overwhelmed.
Inscriptions on the Stanley Cup shows no winner was declared in 1919 when the final series between Montréal and Seattle was cancelled because of the flu pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The NHL put profit ahead of players’ health during last century’s pandemic

The Stanley Cup hockey finals were cancelled mid-series in 1919 because of the flu pandemic. Unlike a century ago, the NHL has put player health ahead of profit when dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Police in front of Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting on March 20, 2018, in Great Mills, Md. Alex Brandon/AP

School resource officers can prevent tragedies, but training is key

The debate over using school resource officers to prevent school shootings got a fresh airing, after an officer stopped a gunman at a Maryland high school. One researcher says training is key.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard died of complications from ALS on July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. Jakub Mosur/AP

Rural America: Where Sam Shepard’s roots ran deepest

To the recently deceased playwright, the nation’s greatest tragedy was its move from an agricultural society to an urban, industrial one.
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What we talk about when we talk about obesity

Either or statements about the causes of obesity don’t lead to better policies or solutions. The conversation needs to change, but where do we start?
When we talk about sexting, are we focusing on the real risks? Image of people texting from www.shutterstock.com

Everything you wanted to know about sexting, but were afraid to ask

Stories of teens taking and sending a naked picture of themselves with their phones have been all over the news media in recent years. The outcome? Shocking, according to reports which have suggested that…

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