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Vocabulary ‘Fitbits’ Are Changing How Babies Learn Words

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The devices could help close the language gap between kids from wealthy and low-income families.

Tasmania’s ‘Super-Kelp’ Is Making CO2 Vanish into the Ocean

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These towering seaweed forests are amazing climate change fighters. Now scientists are stepping in to make them even stronger.

We Know How to Fix Student Debt

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The U.S. government spends more on higher education than many countries where students graduate with far less debt. Is there a better way?

Nuns Convince Wall Street to Create $130 Million Climate Change Fund

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Sixteen congregations of Dominican nuns are collaborating with Morgan Stanley to invest in marginalized communities impacted by global warming.

The San Francisco Housing Policy That’s Stopping Displacement

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In the city’s Mission District, renters are collectively buying their buildings before they get priced out.

Edmonton’s New Parking Rule Is an Urban Planner’s Dream

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For the first time, a major Canadian city won’t require space for cars on any property.

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‘Microcredentials’ Are Changing the Pandemic Job Hunt

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Some universities are offering college credits as industry-recognized certificates instead, allowing students to use them in the job market long before they graduate.

How to Keep Going

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Embracing uncertainty may be the survival tactic that gets us through this.

Wine Country’s Farmworkers Are Staying Healthy Against All Odds

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Populated by seasonal laborers, Oregon’s Willamette Valley could have been devastated by the coronavirus. Instead, it’s become a model for how to keep workers safe.

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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.