Lizzy Wawrzyniak

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Another Chris Christie outrage: Data shows stark racial gap in Sandy aid distribution

“Neglect and callous indifference” for black and Latino Sandy victims, group charges<p>Amid growing questions about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and Sandy aid to Hoboken, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing an additional charge about his administration's disbursement of relief …

Where the Road Ends: A Travel Video Shot With Google Street View

We “drove” thousands of miles to find these beautiful, remote places.

Workouts to Do at Work

A desk job doesn't have to mean a sedentary lifestyle. This video explains a life philosophy that is sweeping the nation, sort of.

Why Americans Got Bored of the NSA Story

When Pres­id­ent Obama an­nounced his long-awaited re­forms to the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s con­tro­ver­sial sur­veil­lance pro­gram, it was …

Will There Be Any Poor Countries Left in the World in 20 Years?

Bill Gates's vision of a planet without low-income nations<p>In their foundation’s just-released annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates attempt to debunk three pervasive myths in development economics:<p>"Poor countries are doomed to stay poor."<br>• "Foreign aid is a big waste."<br>• "Saving lives leads to …

Another Barrier to Enrolling a Diverse Student Body: It's Expensive

President Obama has called for colleges to admit more low-income students, but for elite schools, committing to financial-aid students means budget cuts and diminished revenue.<p>Amherst College is one of the oldest, most selective, and most prestigious liberal-arts colleges in the country. It has …

Students Should Be Tested More, Not Less

When done right, frequent testing helps people remember information longer.<p>Testing is terrible for learning, destroys student and teacher morale, and impedes opportunities for productive, meaningful teaching. This oft-repeated axiom has become accepted as true without proof. Opposition to testing …

'Life Keeps Changing': Why Stories, Not Science, Explain the World

Author and journalist Jennifer Percy was a committed physics major until a Lawrence Sargent Hall story showed her a more satisfying way to approach life's complexities.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan</b> …