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13-year-old “Girl Meets World” star pens powerful essay on intersectional feminism: “The way a black woman experiences sexism and inequality is different”

The young star also recently spoke at UN Women’s annual conference as part of the #HeForShe initiative<p>13-year-old "Girl Meets World” star Rowan Blanchard has already proven herself wise beyond her years, speaking about the #HeForShe campaign at UN Women’s annual conference about gender inequality …

Feminism

People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

Mental Health

Noam Chomsky: “Intentional ignorance” fuels American racism

Linguist and activist tackles America’s original sin in new interview<p>Racism is deeply embedded in the institutions of American life, and has been enabled by an "intentional ignorance" of inconvenient truths, Noam Chomsky says in a new interview.<p>Speaking with the philosopher George Yancy for a …

Noam Chomsky

Eating a Burger or Driving a Car: Which Harms Planet More?

Up to 93 million cows and counting—find out how our reliance on industrial feedlots is affecting the environment.<p>They provide us with beef and milk, the gel coating for pills, soap, ice cream, baseballs, and printing ink. But our dependence on cattle, especially the beef we consume in larger …

South Pasadena dentist helps chronically homeless smile again

SOUTH PASADENA >> For years, lifelong South Pasadena resident and dentist Mary Chess-Abelson has been improving local residents’ smiles, but this …

Sustainable photoluminescent architecture has the potential to light up the night

Architect Eleonora Nicoletti has a rather bright idea: she’s proposing the use of photoluminescent architecture that glows in the dark without …

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up …

What holiday lights look like from space - Futurity

Changes in light patterns during Christmas in the United States and the Muslim holy month …

Middle East

Photographer Shares How He Spent Two Years Living on Photos Instead of Money

Back in 2012, we wrote about a project called “Pixel Trade” by Australian photographer Shantanu Starick. The basic idea was simple but crazy: Starick …