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In Defense of Netflix and Chill: 130 Hours a Year Not Watching Ads
by Keith Barbalato, Joe Scott
And 21 other facts you should know.
Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground
by Bill McKibben
Life depends on it. Bill McKibben on the big changes we’ve already made in remarkably short order.
How Kissing Empowers Women
by Jeremy Adam Smith
The rise of sexual-romantic kissing throughout history has defied cultural norms and put women in charge of romance.
Why Massive Snowstorms and Stranded Cars Make Us So Happy
by Colin Beavan
With cars stuck under mounds of snow, city streets become safe public spaces for people. So why wait for a blizzard?
The Feminist Rappers Who Are Updating Sweden’s Old-Fashioned Definition of Rape
by Lindsey Weedston
In Sweden, Femtastic gives survivors of sexual violence a voice in a male-dominated music industry.
Does Baltimore #BlackLivesMatter Activist Have a Shot at Becoming Mayor?
by Yessenia Funes
Activists turned politicians are nothing new. Just look at Bernie Sanders.
The Economy We Want Starts With a Constitutional Amendment
by Keith Harrington
A more democratic and equal election system is the first step toward a more democratic and equal economy.
How Far Can We Get Without Flying?
by Peter Kalmus
When a climate scientist decided to stop flying to cut his carbon emissions, he caught a glimpse of the post-oil future.
Rebuilding Trust After Flint: What About the Water In Your City?
by Daniel Moss
Despite decaying infrastructure and budget pressures, city water utilities have mostly delivered on their promise of healthy water.
Life in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Along the Kenya-Somalia border, people have been displaced for decades. A new book profiles nine Somali refugees to explain the political forces that keep them—and hundreds of thousands more—from getting out.
A Kentucky Domestic Violence Shelter Helps Women Grow Food—and Confidence
by Sarah van Gelder
Many survivors of domestic violence have had their attempts at work and creativity sabotaged for years. On these 40 acres of rolling farmland, they're being restored.
When You Can’t Afford the Cost of Clearing Your Record
by Jaclyn Zubrzycki
People who’ve done their time and paid their fines still face barriers to employment. Memphis-based Just City helps them start fresh.
In Photos: 50 Years in a Housing Project Through the Eyes of Kids Who Lived There
by Alexa Mills
Thanks to Polaroid and a basement arts center, the kids of Newtowne Court have built a photographic monument to their neighborhood since the 1960s.
Is Cooking the Future of Medicine?
by Jasleena Grewal
At Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, students are learning to pair nutrition with allopathic care—and other schools are catching on.
People Are Happier in States That Allow Ballot Initiatives
by Michael Krassa, Benjamin Radcliff
Twenty-four states allow citizens to vote directly on policy matters, and research shows that life satisfaction is higher in them.