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Article Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
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Article Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set
Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl urged the toy company to “make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!” Here’s what they did.
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Article Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit
Stepping into the realm of creativity can be scary for little ones. But reward for sticking with it is the powerful feeling of making something beautiful with your own hands.
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Article Hey Russell Brand, The Revolution Is Over Here! Come Join Us!
The actor Russell Brand made headlines when he called for a "revolution" on British TV. Here are five movements working to create the "genuine alternatives" Brand said he was looking for.
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Article Hey, NY Times, Want Fairness in Pacific Trade Deal? Then Advocates Must Get Seat at the Table
A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.
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Article How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together)
The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another.
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Article How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
By keeping workers healthy, the Affordable Care Act will help the working poor achieve greater financial stability—and will probably boost the economy as well.
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Article How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons
After decades of exclusion, home care workers are finally covered by federal minimum wage laws. Anyone who works for social change can learn from how they did it.
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Article Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"
Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
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Article Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?
A presidential block of Keystone XL could help reset the international negotiations that Obama allowed to go aground at Copenhagen.
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