U.S. Students Rise Up Against Gun Violence

Last Wednesday, fourteen students, two coaches, and one teacher were killed during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. More than a dozen others were wounded while trying to escape or protect their classmates. The Parkland students, who had practiced lockdown drills, barricaded themselves inside classrooms…

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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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“I just wanted an emoji of me.”

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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