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Why do so few black children learn to swim?

Swimming is an essential life skill which more than half of black Britons don't possess. We need to ensure that everybody learns how to do it<p>When I was eight, in 1990, most of the kids in my new class at school knew how to swim. They would plunge to the depths of the water and resurface with …


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Before you leave town for the weekend, gaze in horror at this summer-traffic composite. The artist Felix R. Cid’s hyperreal composites are made from about 400 photographs, in this case shot over three days leading into a long weekend. A very long weekend, if you’re waiting in one of these lines. 📷: The Long Island Expressway, photographed during a recent Thursday-­to-Saturday stretch, by Felix R. Cid.


Move over Shakespeare, teen girls are the real language disruptors

Hate vocal fry? Bothered by the use of “like” and “just”? Think uptalk makes people sound less confident? If so, you may find yourself growing increasingly unpopular—there’s a new wave of people pointing out that criticizing young women’s speech is just old-fashioned sexism.<p>I agree, but I think we …

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