How Sarah Baartman’s hips went from a symbol of exploitation to a source of empowerment for Black women

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  Sarah Baartman was an international sensation of objectification.British Library Rokeshia Renné Ashley, Florida International University How Sarah Baartman’s hips went from a symbol of exploitation to a source of empowerment for Black women In “BLACK EFFECT,” a track from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s 2018 collaborative album “EVERYTHING IS LOVE,” Beyoncé describes […]

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It’s not just bad behavior – why social media design makes it hard to have constructive disagreements online

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It’s not just bad behavior – why social media design makes it hard to have constructive disagreements online Technology can trip people up on the road to finding common ground. Johanna Svennberg/iStock via Getty Images Amanda Baughan, University of Washington Good-faith disagreements are a normal part of society and building […]

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Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

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Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD? A common sight: smartphones at mealtime. Phones at dinner via shutterstock.com Kostadin Kushlev, University of Virginia When was the last time you opened your laptop midconversation or brought your desktop computer to the dinner table? Ridiculous, right? But if you are […]

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How where you’re born influences the person you become

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In some societies, kids are taught that they’re in control of their own happiness – which makes them more indulgent.Oleksii Synelnykov/Shutterstock.com Samuel Putnam, Bowdoin College and Masha A. Gartstein, Washington State University How where you’re born influences the person you become. As early as the fifth century, the Greek historian […]

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Zaila Avant-garde – 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champ

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Zaila Avant-garde – 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champ – stands where Black children were once kept out Zaila Avant-garde is the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.Jim Watson/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Shalini Shankar, Northwestern University When Zaila Avant-garde, 14, won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee […]

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Why vacations feel like they’re over before they even start

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People tend to reflexively assume that fun events will go by really quickly. Chris Clor/Getty Images Selin Malkoc, The Ohio State University Why vacations feel like they’re over before they even start. For many people, summer vacation can’t come soon enough – especially for the half of Americans who canceled […]

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Local Communities Empower a Resilient Global Food System

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Local Communities Empower a Resilient Global Food System. Global Communities found themselves facing food insecurity at unprecedented levels due to COVID-19, but a focus on sustainability, support from partners, and frontline workers kept food on tables – and proved, with agility, the food system can respond to a crisis. The […]

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How The Economic Machine Works

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How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio Economics 101 — “How the Economic Machine Works.” Created by Ray Dalio this simple but not simplistic and easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, “How does the economy really work?” Based on Dalio’s practical template for understanding the […]

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Driving Diversity: How business leaders can spur workplace change

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Driving Diversity: How business leaders can spur workplace change. The spotlight on inequality is driving increased dialogue and inspiring change on social and cultural levels, and the same is true of the business community. According to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, just 18% of businesses in […]

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