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If the U.S. Were Graded Using the UN's Index For African Development, Here's What We'd See

Five variables are taken into account: life expectancy, income per capita, school enrollment, percentage of high school graduates, and percentage of college graduates.
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Scientists Have Found Evidence of the Big Bang — 3 Graphs Explain Why This Is a Huge Deal

It's being called the biggest discovery in astrophysics in a long time.
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These Might Be the World's 4 Newest Countries by the End of the Year

Over the next few months, four regions will hold votes on whether or not to become independent.

There Was a Worldwide 'White Man March' This Weekend — No One Showed Up

Good news! Apparently the slogan "Diversity = White Genocide" just doesn't have mass appeal.

23 Lies You'd Believe About New York if You Only Saw It in Movies

It's so great that every 20-something lives in a spacious one bedroom.

In “The Year of the Bush,” This Woman’s Brazilian Is Guilt-Free

Shave it or save it — your nether regions should not infuence your feminist credentials.
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What a Real Irish Person Thinks About How Americans Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

In America people eat corned beef. In Ireland people do not. Ever.
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This List of the 100 Most Famous People in History Only Has 8 Women on It

This is why we need a women's history month.
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GOP Shows How NOT to Reach Millennials, Using These Hilarious Hipster Ads

The GOP is after the hipster voting block, but they still don't understand what a young, diverse voter looks and sounds like.
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100,000 Australians Protested Against the Government Yesterday — 12 Photos Explain Why

Called #MarchinMarch, the peaceful demonstrations overtook St. Patrick's Day celebrations and showed how people really felt about the country's leaders.
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6 Photos Show How Chicago Turns Its River Green For St. Patrick's Day

Organizers say it's leprechaun magic. That is, of course, a lie.

Why It Matters When Katy Perry Calls Herself A Feminist

She may be confused about what exactly it means, but that's OK.
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Everything You Need to Know About What Just Happened in Crimea

Putin's signed the treaty. Now what?
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How America's 11 Most Dangerous Cities Are Tackling Crime With 21st Century Tech

Reality moves one step closer to RoboCop and private companies are helping to drive the change.
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Anti-Semites Vandalized a Swedish School, and the Community Responded Perfectly

This is how to teach students to respond to hate.
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There Should be Payback to the Victims of the Government's Mindless War on Drugs

Victims of all colors and backgrounds have suffered because of our government's ignorant marijuana policies.
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8 Shows Proving It's Only the 'Golden Age of Television' for White Men

TV's doing great; women not so much.

22 Songs Only True New Yorkers Will Understand

Music for everything from unexpected express trains to Bloomberg-hating.
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Wyoming GOP Wants to Censor Science by Stopping Public Schools From Teaching Climate Change

They argue that reality needs to be in-line with the state's oil and coal-fueled economic interest.
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The environment needs you to be more informed.
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Snowden's Pandering to Entrepreneurs Proves What He Doesn't Know About Data

He would have had a better chance with policy makers.
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Eating Meat Won't Kill You, Despite What Some Scientists Say

A new study has linked how much meat people eat and their risk of dying from all causes, especially cancer. But there are some holes in the research.
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The Covert $40 Million Business That We Desperately Need to Talk About

An increasing number of poor, low-level offenders are thrown in jail because they can’t keep up with excessive fees added by private probation companies.
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This Surprising Study Shows the Harsh Truth About Succeeding as a Woman in the Startup World

Investors care more about gender than ideas.
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Guinness Pulls Out Of NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade in Bold Protest for LGBT Rights

"Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all."

6 Smart Ways to Navigate the Messy Business of Being an Ally

Check yourself before you wreck yourself, my friends.
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Millennials Aren't Abandoning Religion — Religious Institutions Are Abandoning Us

A Pew study on millennials and religion left many searching for answers, but few recognize what's really going on.
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An Engineering Company Is Creating a Robot Army, Inspired by Nature

These robots want to make laborious tasks easier in the factories of the future.
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San Francisco Is Getting a Spectacular Rainbow Upgrade

There's more pride in these crosswalks than in most American cities combined.