Sometimes an anonymous online forum is just what a teenager needs.
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A significant portion of teenagers' social development happens online. The risks are well known, but the benefits of peer support are often overlooked.
Recent college graduates owed an average of nearly $30,000 in student loans in 2019.
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Student loan debt can affect not only the financial health of recent grads but also their mental and emotional health. Three scholars weigh in on the greater costs student loans can have on borrowers.
Rivko Knox, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters in Phoenix, and other voters sued Arizona over a law that bans the third-party collection of early mail-in ballots. The issue is now before the Supreme Court.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a ban on the third-party collection of mail-in ballots is legal. The practice is allowed in 26 states.
Inspiration for a mob of angry white men?
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Long overlooked in the West, the Byzantine Empire has recently picked up interest among far-right and conspiracist circles. A historian of medieval culture explains what white supremacists get wrong.
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The global pandemic caused an unprecedented drop in global emissions. But this is likely to rebound as economies start to recover.
Rioters carrying white supremacist symbols were inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Different groups carried their own symbols at the riot, but they all share a common idea.
The yellow-and-red striped flag of the defeated American-backed Republic of Vietnam flies at the U.S. Capitol insurrection Jan. 6.
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Onlookers who recognized the flag wondered why the mostly white mob had 'coopted' Vietnamese history. But Vietnamese Americans are Trump supporters, too, some driven by a potent fear of socialism.
Congress had very few women members back in 1960, and just one woman of color: Representative Patsy Mink of Hawaii.
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Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women's history largely overlooks her.
Kids can ask the best questions.
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Tolerating inquiry is essential even if there are such things as questions no one should ask.
Agriculture is the dominant cause for the increasing N₂O concentrations. Emissions must be reduced if we hope to stabilise Earth's climate.
Making friends isn’t necessary for solving America’s divisions.
The advocates of friendship as a way to solve America's partisan divide are wrong. There are more effective ways to tackle intractable political problems.
Hydrogen is hailed as a new clean fuel, but little attention has been paid to the potential environmental challenges presented by the energy shift.
Stressors put on children and adolescents as a result of the pandemic response may have long-lasting effects on their health and well-being.
The pandemic response has put the long-term health and well-being of children and adolescents at risk, with the possibility of seismic shifts in population health if we do not act.
Franklin Roosevelt and other administration officials visit a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp during the New Deal.
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Similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ignore, but Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal teaches us that several developments have to coincide to generate a lasting social safety net.
The courts are sheltering in place too.
The bankruptcy system has always been difficult to navigate, especially for minorities and other vulnerable groups. The pandemic is making it a lot harder.
The shortage of masks could get worse.
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Shortages of face masks may grow worse as state-wide lockdowns end. An economist suggests price controls.
Colombian soldiers patrol the streets of Bogota on March 30, 2020, during a mandatory national quarantine.
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A nationally mandated quarantine isn't keeping Colombia's armed groups at home. Despite calls for a ceasefire, they are still killing activists, threatening humanitarian workers and seizing aid.
Collecting water from a street pump in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 13, 2020.
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Water is essential for health, economic well-being and social equity, but too many people around the world still don't have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
Senator Huey Long at the Capitol in 1935.
The very first scientific horse race poll, which took place 85 years ago, was shrouded in secrecy and may have changed history – even though it was faulty.
In the wake of U.S. killings, Iran’s supreme leader vowed ‘harsh revenge’ – which could come in the form of cyber attacks.
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Less overt than conventional military actions, cyber attacks can have dangerous consequences – especially when they target critical infrastructure systems controlled by the private sector.