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Learn Math with LEGO

Teaching fractions can be easier if you start with something a child is familiar with, <b>like LEGO bricks</b>. This introductory lesson is only good for the …

Toxic towns and poisoned rivers: a byproduct of industry for the rich

Parts of Argentina, Indonesia and Nigeria are among the top 10 most polluted places on the planet, according to a report by US and European environmental groups.<p>In these extraordinarily toxic places lifespans are short and disease runs rampant among millions of people who live and work there, often …

Niger,Africa,World news,Human trafficking,Migration and development,Algeria,Middle East and North Africa,Europe,Global development<p>Women and children who tried to cross desert on foot to reach Algeria suspected to have been trafficked<p>The bodies of 92 people, almost all women and children, have been …

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Trafficking victims too often treated as immigration cases, say campaigners

The government is failing many victims of human trafficking by treating them as immigration cases rather than potential victims of a crime, often adopting a confrontational and sceptical stance that can exacerbate trauma, according to anti-trafficking groups.<p>The UK signed up four years ago to a …

Bill Bailey does a perfect impression of Billy Bragg as Billy Bragg looks on

Kenya's women fight for justice as rapists are sentenced to cut the grass

Funerals can be lengthy affairs in western Kenya, and Liz, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, was out late at a wake for her grandfather that had stretched into the evening. She was on her way home when she recognised some familiar and unfriendly faces in the darkness. She knew instantly that the six men in …

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Firefox plugin reveals how your internet browsing is being monitored

If someone screams "they're watching you!" into your face, then you're either starring in a horror movie or living in these surveillance-conscious times. Still, if it's the latter, at least now you can put a name to the faceless entities observing your every move. Mozilla has released Lightbeam, a …

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Seven Foods You Should Never Eat

Looking forward to hearing what everything thinks of this one:<p>Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and …

more-u-know: Watching your wallet and your...

Watching your wallet and your waistline can be tricky. Eating right is easy when money is no object, but a trip to the supermarket often yields …

more-u-know: Every nutritious food contains...

Every nutritious food contains vitamins, but certain foods are known for high concentrations of certain vitamins. This infographic identifies the …

Friday 5: Five Things You Should Know About Sweeteners

People are constantly asking me questions about how to handle the “sweets” thing. And, while it makes me a bit uncomfortable because I’m constantly …

British Rowing Team Strips Down Once Again To Fight Homophobia

It's a beautiful day for fighting bullies. (NSFWish, because butts.)

John Green and Mental Floss Make Halloween Educational with 38 Facts About Candy

Mental Floss makes education fun by making candy, which is already fun, educational. In their weekly trivia webseries, John Green shares 38 little …

McDonald's advises hungry, sick employees to get welfare benefits

In this video from Low Pay is Not OK, we hear some of a recorded conversation between a ten-year McDonald's employee and the company's "McResources" …

A straight guy gets what it's like to be gay.

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Once we have a firm practice of compassion our state of mind becomes stronger which leads to inner peace, giving rise to self-confidence, which …

First camping trip of the year!! At Ohioplye State Park in PA.

We think it would be great to take the Empire Builder train to Glacier National Park to spend a few winter days there. Glacier National Park web Cams: http://www.nps.gov/glac/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm Amtrak EmpireBuilder: http://www.amtrak.com/empire-builder-train

On snowy days like today we dream of camping in the spring.

Driving Skyline Drive - Shenandoah National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Basic Facts about Skyline Drive<p>As you travel along Skyline Drive you will notice <b>mileposts</b> on the west side of the road (right side if you are …