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Flint's Mayor Says Clean Water Is a Moral Issue

<i>By Max Godnick</i><p>The mayor of Flint, Mich., is battling the state's governor over her city's access to safe water, three years after intolerable levels …

Prosecutors: Flint’s Water Was Treated Through a ‘Hole in the Floor’

Workers that were gearing up to put Flint’s water treatment plant into operation used a “hole in the floor,” rather than an industry-standard pump, …

Upset Flint residents head to Lansing to protest for clean water

"We're living in America and people were desperately trying to get bottles of water. This is not a third world country," said LaShaya Darisaw, Flint …

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Hunger And Homelessness Are Widespread Among College Students, Study Finds

As college students grapple with the rising costs of classes and books, mortgaging their futures with student loans in exchange for a diploma they're gambling will someday pay off, it turns out many of them are in great financial peril in the present, too.<p>More than a third of college students don't …

Homelessness

10 Editor-Approved Foundations You Should Try in 2018 (Your Skin Will Look Flawless!)

As beauty editors, we are always on the hunt for the best foundations that will give us perfect, flawless complexions. For 2018, we have rounded up the very best options for all sorts of skin types and tones. They come at a variety of price points, so there's something for every budget. Test our …

An immersive look into the transgender experience

bySerena DaniariDecember 29, 2017<p>How the three videos were shot<p>A portion of the footage is from cameras attached to the subjects and to the cameraman …

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

Procrastination

Netflix’s Stranger Things will be back for a third season

<i>Stranger Things</i>, the Netflix show that become a surprise megahit thanks to its appeal to 80s babies and mix of horror, charm and general weirdness, will return for a third season. The show’s second season has yet to arrive (it’s coming October 27th), but co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer told …

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks)

Anyone can do it, and it doesn't involve prescription medication.<p>Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either …

Facebook ends its effort to personalize Trending Topics

Still no human editors, though<p>It’s been five months since Facebook removed editorial descriptions from its Trending Topics box, transforming it from a personalized guide to the day’s news to a context-free list of keywords. The move backfired, routinely grouping stories that had nothing to do with …

EPA should have intervened in Flint water crisis months earlier, watchdog says

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that the agency should have issued an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Mich., from lead-tainted water seven months before it actually did.<p>The watchdog found that the EPA had “the …

Flint water falls below federal lead limits, but residents are still asked to use filtered water

Months of testing have found that the water in Flint, Mich., no longer contains lead levels that exceed federal limits, officials announced Tuesday.<p>But though the city has reached that positive threshold, residents are still being advised to use filtered water for drinking and cooking, while the …

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Amount of lead in Flint’s water falls below federal limit as work continues

The amount of lead in the Flint water supply has fallen below federal limits, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said yesterday. In a letter to the city’s mayor, officials said that during the period from July to December last year, the 90th percentile of lead concentrations in …

Woman in Viral Photo From Women’s March to White Female Allies: ‘Listen to a Black Woman’

Angela Peoples did not come to the Women’s March on Washington to play. The 30-year-old co-director of the LGBTQ equality organization GetEqual came …

Today marks 1,000 days since Flint had clean drinking water

That was April 25, 2014. And it was also the beginning of the Flint water crisis, another tragic chapter in the tumultuous history of Michigan's …

Can Behavioral Science Help in Flint?

An unusual team of White House scientists works through the final days of the Obama Administration.<p>A week after Donald Trump’s election, a thirty-year-old cognitive scientist named Maya Shankar purchased a plane ticket to Flint, Michigan. Shankar held one of the more unorthodox jobs in the Obama …

Early Childhood Education

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

The Defenders: How Marvel's street-level heroes landed on Netflix

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb thought of <i>The Defenders</i> while watching <i>The Avengers</i> for the fifth time, on DVD, back in 2013.<p>“Iron Man is falling out of the …

The Dark Side of Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord

Looper shared a video where they explore the dark side of everyone’s favorite fictional superhero from <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>. According to Looper, …

What It's Like to Live in Flint, Michigan

"The water crisis has become one of the most important stories to document in my career. And my life."<p>I live in Flint, and have for most of my life. When I saw greenish and light brown water that smelled like a pond, rotten eggs, and chlorine, I wanted to find out what was happening in my …

Judge to consider motion to dismiss charges against Flint water defendant

FLINT, MI -- A state engineer charged with criminal wrongdoing in the Flint water crisis could find out next month whether the charges against him …

AG Schuette’s office draws new criticism on Flint probe

The office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette continues to draw criticism for his team’s ongoing criminal probe into the Flint water crisis, …

There's a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes

Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.<p>Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.<p>Here's how it …

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Despite Tough Year, Flint Mother Stays Strong For Her Children

Jeneyah McDonald is tired of using bottled water for everything: drinking, cooking, bathing.<p>In order to keep her two children safe, the resident of Flint, Mich., told them the city tap water was poisonous.<p>"I don't know any way to explain to a 6-year-old why you can't take a bath anymore every day, …

The EPA Knows How To Prevent The Next Flint. Will A Trump EPA Do It?

It's unclear where the next administration will lead the agency tasked with keeping America's water safe.<p>It is becoming increasingly clear that many of the conditions that contributed to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, are also present in thousands of communities throughout the United …

Water

Cummings: Rushing to close Flint probe ‘inconceivable’

<i>Washington</i> — In response to new criminal charges filed in connection with the Flint water crisis Tuesday, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and …

Dem pushes GOP for subpoena of Michigan governor over Flint

The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is asking for an official subpoena to force Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) office to produce …

Water

'Little Miss Flint' is preparing to make Christmas dinner without running water. Again.

It's Christmastime in Flint, Michigan, and all that Mari "Little Miss Flint" Copeny wants is a Hatchimal. Oh, and to finally have clean water …

Water

Man Pleads Guilty to First Federal Charge of Hate Crime Against Transgender Person

A Latin Kings gang member pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the first federal hate crime charge filed against the murderer of a transgender person by the U.S. Justice Department in American history.<p>According to unsealed court documents, Josh Vallum, 29, “willfully caused bodily injury” to 17-year-old …