Why We Changed Our Name to Mic

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The 37 People You Meet at Bonnaroo

"So, I'm from Jackson, Mississippi and you can't say my name because this is a federal crime."

8 Lies We Need to Stop Spreading About Teen Pregnancy

No, life does not actually imitate MTV.

Mic Check — The World Cup's Bumpy Start, the Legacy of Gun Violence and Selfies at Auschwitz

Your guide to the most important news and ideas for June 13, 2014.

Professional Portraits of Homeless LGBT Youth May Help Them Find Loving Homes

A New York City gallery wants to help fix a major problem in America.

Mic Check — Brazil's World Cup Woes, Bill Watterson Returns and an Apology to Millennials

Your guide to the most important news and ideas for June 9, 2014.


Mic Check – D-Day, How the Taliban Got Its Groove Back, and Young Adult Literature

Your guide to the most important news and ideas for June 6, 2014.

The 8 Biggest Lies About Abortion, Debunked by the Year's Most Important Rom-Com

Finally, a movie that shows abortion for what it really is.

Mic Check – Boko Haram Strikes Again, a Unified Theory of Jerks, and Peter Dinklage

Your guide to the most important news and ideas for June 5, 2014.

Mic Check – The Bergdahl Saga Continues, Syria 'Votes' and the End of Handwriting

Your guide to the most important news and ideas for June 4, 2014.

7 Celebrities Share the Advice They'd Give Their 20-Year-Old Selves

PolicyMic asked Arianna Huffington, Warren Buffett and other famous names for some advice for their younger selves. Here's what they said.

The 11 Most Viral Photos You May Have Missed This Week

Here's the week that was — in pictures.

23 Ways Feminism Has Made the World a Better Place for Men

The victories of feminism haven't only benefited half the population, they have made the world a better place for everyone.

Why Do We Mock Aspiring Musicians and Revere Entrepreneurs?

Being a musician is about more than making music.

Why Business Schools Should Be Required to Teach Human Rights

The problems business leaders face now require a different approach.


Take These 9 Online Classes to Hack Business School

You don't need to be in debt to learn new skills.

The Biggest City in America Is About to Do Something Incredible for Its Kids

And it could have a major impact on inequality.

Win $1,500 of Patagonia Gear from PolicyMic and Grist

The environment needs you to be more informed.

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7 Biggest Mistakes 20-Somethings Make When Starting Their Careers

Mistakes that can affect the long-term.

Why Your Image of the Strongest Man in America Is Probably Wrong

We know sexism impacts women, but what does it do to men?

Want To Know How PolicyMic Builds Its New Products? Here's An Inside Look.

Our star developer makes it sound simple.

Meet the UX/UI Designer Behind PolicyMic 2.0

PolicyMic's Lead Designer discusses the big challenges involved in designing a news site for our generation in the digital age.

Do Americans Actually Care About Income Inequality? Hell Yeah They Do.

It might not matter to the rich, but it sure as hell matters to the rest of us.

Meet Danielle Paradis: Poet, Twitter Junkie & Pundit Of the Week

Looking for a Zumba teacher skilled in fiction-writing and passionate about social justice? Look no further.


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PolicyMic is hiring a Deputy Feminism Editor to join our team.

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PolicyMic is hiring a Lead Feminism Editor to join our team.

Making Health Care Work For Our Generation: Official Rules

By entering the Open Mic, you agree to and hereby do release and hold harmless PolicyMic from any claims that may arise from your participation in this Open Mic.

Meet Matt Rozsa: Bibliophile, History Buff & Pundit Of the Week

Matt discusses his love of punditry, B-movie horror fare and makes me tell secrets about PolicyMic writers.