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The Complicated World of Staten Island

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What the New York borough that voted for Trump taught me about the messy business of bridging divides.

Botswana’s Radical Experiment in National Unity

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By forcing workers to move far from home and live with unfamiliar people, the government is testing the limits of identity.

What if Climate Change Isn’t as Polarizing as We Think?

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It benefits politicians to portray the issue as deeply divisive, but most voters don’t see it that way.

Artistic Wizardry That Illuminates Our Bonds

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A child of Mexico City’s nightclubs is putting a spotlight on what connects us.

A Tool for Understanding

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What if, instead of hating each other’s beliefs, we learned more about where they come from?

When Racism Strikes, Here’s How to Record It

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Not every racist act fits a police report, but capturing the data on everyday racism is key to creating change.

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The New Solar Farm Is a Real Farm, Too

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The next generation of solar arrays benefits the earth — right beneath them.

Cincinnati Tenants Are Building Equity With Each Rent Payment

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Why should homeowners get all the perks? How a different type of rental model puts equity back in the pockets of tenants.

How Europe Engineered Its E-Bike Boom

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Millions of Europeans now commute by e-bike, a mobility revolution carefully cultivated by governments and employers.

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The World Is Changing — So Can We

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The pandemic is revealing the many ways our lives intersect. Is this an opportunity for us to reimagine what we can be?

Can We All Be Like Texas?

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How a conservative, oil-pumping state became one of the world’s biggest generators of wind power.

The Coronavirus-Proof Nation

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Taiwan has built a pragmatic, solutions-oriented society where democracy is expected to deliver results. Amid the pandemic, it’s paying off.

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