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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The child's neighborhood is full not only of kindness and happiness, but fear, jealousy, anxiety and the entire range of emotions. Mr. Rogers confronted them all.

Half a Million American Minors Now Live in Mexico

Claudia Masferrer, Erin R. Hamilton, Nicole Denier The Conversation
The migration of U.S.-born minors from the U.S. to Mexico presents unique challenges to the minors themselves, as well as to their families and their communities.

Children Change Their Parents’ Minds About Climate Change

Lydia Denworth Scientific American
“These encouraging results suggest that not only are children increasingly engaged in advocating for their future, they are also effective advocates to their parents,” says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe

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Why Reds Were Better in Bed

Ann Schneider The Indypendent
A counterintuitive if rigorous argument that the sex lives of men and women under the Soviets were better than those in the capitalist West, based on the system's ability to deliver the sort of social benefits unavailable even in Scandinavia.
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