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The Complicated World of Staten Island


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


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?


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


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

A Tool for Understanding


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


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


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

Cincinnati Tenants Are Building Equity With Each Rent Payment


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


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


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?


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

The Coronavirus-Proof Nation


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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