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The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Planning a vacation this summer? You’ve chosen to spend your money in the way that’s going to give you the most happiness.<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bought a TV with that money …

Our food system is still a toxic mess: Mark Bittman on changing the way America eats

The New York Times columnist talks to Salon about food, justice and demanding change<p>Four years ago, Mark Bittman exploded onto the New York Times editorial page with a manifesto chock-full of ideas for how to reform -- and, to some degree, revolutionize -- America's food system. As fitting for the …

Agriculture

D.C.: Biggest income inequality in U.S.

The wealth gap between America's highest earners and the rest of the U.S. population has never been greater, and it's a discrepancy poised to continue growing, according to various studies done on the topic. In 2013, upper-income Americans had a median net worth 6.6 times greater than their …

Income Inequality

ANOTHER reason why fast food makes you fat: New research shows processed meals kill off the bugs that keep you thin

• <b>Fast food so toxic to gut bacteria can quickly kill hundreds of the species</b>• <b><br>Healthy diets not about excluding things such as fat or sugar, but variety</b></b> …

Polish presidential election: legalise child pornography and scrap benefits, promises candidate

Polish presidential candidate Janusz Korwin-Mikke explains his plans to scrap all benefits, legalise child pornography and stop women from voting, as Poland votes for a new president<p>A <b>Polish</b> Presidential candidate whose party has allied with Ukip in the European Parliament has called for child …

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

United Kingdom

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

Education

America’s white fragility complex: Why white people get so defensive about their privilege

The author of “What Does It Mean to Be White?” on Black Lives Matter and our biggest misconceptions about racism<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this one.<p>Last year, a white male Princeton undergraduate was asked by a classmate to “check his privilege.” Offended by this suggestion, he shot off a 1,300-word …

Race & Ethnicity