Mike Miesen
Mike Miesen

Bringing Your Parents To A Job Interview? Inside This Weird Trend

Some millennials are bringing their parents to their job interviews. Like, in the actual interview. If you are one of them, please stop doing this.

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4 Animals Who Might Actually Be Spying On You

Last week, an Egyptian stork was put in prison after authorities suspected it was bugged. Turns out the a long, storied history of militaries and spy agencies using animals to spy on enemies.

That Plastic Bag You're Carrying Could Save a Newborn's Life. Here's How

But please, please don't start donating grocery bags to sub-Saharan Africa.
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Guess Which Continent is Home to 14 of the 15 Most Optimistic Countries?

And it's not because "life can't get any worse."

Sam Simon, "The Simpsons" Co-Creator, is Wrong to Donate His Fortune to Animal Rights

It costs $20,000 to $40,000 to train a service dog. Is that really the best way for Sam Simon to give away his fortune?
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5 Innovative Ideas For Tackling World Poverty

Do you know exactly how to reduce extreme poverty worldwide? I don't either — but here are five places to start.

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Good News for Obamacare: Pilot Programs Improve Care and Reduce Costs

One of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act improved patient care and reduced costs. Whether you support it or not, that's good news.

Can This Health Startup Save Thousands of American Lives?

Whether this simple system can help reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections or not is literally the billion-dollar question, to say nothing of tens of thousands of American lives that may be saved.
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5 Things You Don’t Know About Homosexuality In Some Parts Of Africa

President Obama's heading to three African countries, and is being asked about DOMA. Relatedly, here are a few things to know about homosexuality in (certain parts of) Africa.
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This One Cheap Intervention Reduced Rape in Nairobi Slums By 63%

In Nairobi's slums, one in four teenage girls are raped each year. Teaching them self-defense techniques reduced that risk by 63%.
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Oxitec GM Mosquitoes: These Insects Could Save Thousands Of Human Lives Around the World

In Brazil, groundbreaking trials are being done that could eventually lead to the eradication of dengue fever, an excruciatingly painful neglected tropical disease.

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Affordable Care Act: Young People May Pay More Than They "Should" For It — Here's Why That's a Good Thing

If you're young and healthy, you'll probably pay more for health insurance under Obamacare than you "should." Here's why that's OK.
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Senate Farm Bill: America's Food Aid Program is Broken — Here's Who's Trying to Keep it That Way

Worldwide, millions more people could be fed by American food aid at zero cost to the American taxpayer. Obama's budget tries to do this, but senators and interest groups are trying to stop it.
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Farm Bill 2013: 4 Million Reasons Why Monday's Vote Was an Awful Mistake

American food aid policy is a mess, and the Senate just voted to keep it that way. Here's why that's a terrible idea.
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You Don't Need to Join Wall Street to "Save The World"

Though some millennials are taking high-paying finance jobs with the intention to donate tons of cash, there are other valuable ways to do good without chaining yourself to a hedge fund desk.
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The Graduation Advice You Won't Hear: It's OK Not to Love Your Career

You've got plenty of time to find your passion. Or, be passionate about something other than your career. Or, focus on someone else's passion. Whatever works for you.

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5 Ways to Feel Like a College Student Forever

You don't have to stop learning upon obtaining your degree. Take a free class online, listen to a podcast, or use Twitter. Whatever works for you, as long as you never stop learning.
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Thanks, Human Embryonic Stem Cells! A (Formerly) Blind Man Can See Because Of You

Stem cell research has given sight back to a blind man, a huge win for supporters of the controversial practice of human embryonic stem cell research.
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Repeal Obamacare: For Republicans, the 37th Time is Still Not the Charm

House Republicans voted to repeal Obamacare ... for a 37th time. No word yet on when the 38th vote is scheduled for.
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Obama Budget 2014: The Most Significant Health Care Cut You Know Nothing About

The Obama administration proposed a massive cut to the way the U.S. helps fund training future doctors. If this cut goes through, will the nation face health crises down the road?