Fight Back Against the Flu

Health authorities around the world are reporting a record high number of influenza cases. The H3N2 strain, also known as the “Aussie flu,” caused a severe outbreak in Australia and spread to other countries, hitting especially hard in Europe and North America. How can you fight the flu? Doctors recommend…

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Happy New Year!

Many people use the New Year as an opportunity to think about the future and make changes in their life. The two most common resolutions are usually saving money and getting more exercise, but research shows that only about 8 percent of people are successful at making consistent changes. Instead…

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ā€œI just wanted an emoji of me.ā€

Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 15-year-old Saudi girl, was creating a group chat with her friends and realized that she couldn’t find an emoji of a woman wearing a hijab (the headscarf worn by some Muslim women). Alhumedhi tried contacting Apple, but soon took matters into her own hands. She created an…

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The Boy Scouts Will Allow Girls to Join

The Boy Scouts of America is making a big change: starting next year, girls will be allowed to join the Cub Scouts. By 2019, older girls will be allowed to earn the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in the boy scouting program. The Girl Scouts of America responded by…

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