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Scientists Discover Something Surprising About What Psychedelics Actually Do to You

New research debunks years of government myths.
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9 Lies We Have To Stop Telling About Sex Workers

It's time to change the narrative.

Here's a Surprising Look at What Music Does to Your Brain

They say music is the only true universal language, and now we have the science to prove it.

11 Twenty-First Century Books Our Kids Will Be Taught in School

New writers deserve a place alongside Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
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9 Feminist Arguments Against Using Trigger Warnings in Academia

We need to rethink this ubiquitous practice.

11 Photos Show How 'Godzilla' Was A Major Failure, Despite Its Box Office Success

The remake failed to bring minority characters into the 21st century.
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Surprising Map Shows All the African Countries Where the U.S. Has Active Military Operations

There's a shadow war taking place in Africa, and the American people know very little about it.

Next Time You Go Shopping, Consider the Secret Way Retailers Get You to Spend Money

You'll probably never look at shopping the same way again.
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CeCe McDonald Shuts Down 7 Lies We Tell About Trans Women

PolicyMic spoke with the freed activist to clear up the biggest misconceptions trans women face.
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Stanford Is No Longer the Feeder School Into Apple, Facebook or Microsoft

In fact, the number one school isn't an Ivy.

A 25-Year-Old Is Showing Up Every Other Director at Cannes

He's taking on cinema legends to win a Palme d'Or.
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Animals Are Adapting to Climate Change in Remarkable Ways Before Our Very Eyes

We're living through a period of unprecedented evolution.
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One of Earth's Seven Wonders Is Vanishing Before Our Eyes

We're startlingly close to the point of no return.
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Young People Don't Want to Vote in the 2014 Midterms – Here's Who We Should Blame

Despite coming out in record numbers in 2012, the data shows fewer young people will vote in these elections than ever before. Here's why.
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Brazil's Subway System Has Erupted in Terrifying Chaos

A chilling video shows people in São Paulo fainting, fighting, jostling security guards and screaming to escape.

How Long Would It Take the Average American to Earn What Avicii Makes in a Year?

All for getting onstage and pressing 'play.'
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50 of the Most Powerful People in America Think the Redskins Should Change Their Name

Dan Snyder has a new group of people to answer to.
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The Robot Race Is Here, and the U.S. Is Already in Danger of Losing

Welcome to the future of war.