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Recessions hurt, no matter what country you’re in or how wealthy you are. People lose their homes, their jobs and their livelihoods. But could recessions also help us? A substantial body of academic literature suggests that short-term economic...
Illustration of a human neck. Getty Images Baltimore City’s State Attorney Marilyn Mosby at a press conference today said that Freddie Gray “suffered a severe and critical neck injury” as a result of being handcuffed, shackled and...
First Lady Michelle Obama attends the First-Ever Citywide College Signing Day in Detroit on Friday. Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Get Schooled May 1 is decision time for graduating high school seniors. Today is the day that most selective...
When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on April 25, it triggered a massive avalanche that covered the base camp at Mount Everest. To date, the death toll at base camp sits at 19, with dozens more injured. This is the latest incident in what...
Dechen Phodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan. Photo by James MollisonWhen photographer James Mollison set out to capture different school playgrounds across the world, he was surprised by something that in retrospect was obvious but which hadn’t occurred...
AUSTIN, Ind. — Holli Reynolds didn’t entirely understand what the HIV virus was when the news broke earlier this year that 11 people in her tiny town had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Neither did her classmates...