Nausheena Hussain Inspires Muslim Women to RISE
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If you met Nausheena Hussain today, you’d think she’d been organizing women forever. In only a few short years, the executive director of Minneapolis-based Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment has helped create a safe space for Muslim women to learn how to engage in their communities and make change where they are. It’s a simple

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Do First-Time Homebuyers Pay Too Much?
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Is the “Millennials love avocados too much to own homes” meme still funny? Probably not. But, when it was funny, it was because it touched on what seems to be a common misunderstanding about young adults: that misplaced priorities—preferring the finer things in life to scrimping—are to blame for our lower rate of homeownership and financial

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How Self-Love Can Make a Difference for Students
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We know that reaching a place of self-acceptance and self-love is an important step in our lives. It happens faster for some of us than for others—and the luckiest among us have never questioned how awesome they are. But what if we started giving ourselves affirmations way earlier in life? For Latinx and black students, self-affirmations

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NASA Engineer Nagin Cox Helps Build Robots That Explore Mars
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Nagin Cox always wanted to be an explorer. But she wanted to be the kind of explorer that unites people across the globe around a common cause. “I learned kind of very young that we find ways to divide ourselves,” she said. “I wanted to do something for the whole world and given that I was

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4 Types of Facebook Users: Which One are You?
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It’s been interesting—and maybe a little confounding—to watch the transformation of Facebook from what a lot of us might consider its glory days back in the mid-2000s. It used to be a place to share photo albums of school dances and to hope for one of your friends to post a note to your Wall, or

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Want to Go Solar? Do It as a Community
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With recent innovations like Tesla’s solar shingles, the future of solar-powered living is looking bright. Still, supplying homes and businesses with affordable solar power is a complex undertaking. “There’s a lot of moving parts to community solar,” according to Eric Dahnke, the founder and CEO of ProjectEconomics, a Brooklyn-based company that creates software that enables utilities

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Why Black Students Succeed with Black Teachers
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An amazing teacher can make a difficult school experience bearable. They can push you to achieve when you don’t think you can make it to the other side of graduation. They can remind you that learning is fun and more than tests and grades. And for low-income black students, having this amazing teacher also be black can

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How Food Banks are Changing with the Economy
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Every morning at 7 a.m., the Greater Chicago Food Depository becomes a hive of activity. Fleets of trucks arrive and the staff gets to work as 200,000 pounds of food are loaded and shipped to food banks and pantries across Cook County. By 3 p.m., trucks arrive with food from around the country to refill

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What’s Holding Back Young Female Scientists?
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Earlier this year, Harvard Business Review published an article suggesting that junior female scientists “aren’t getting the credit they deserve.” Is that surprising? Yes. Well, maybe. In 2017, it’s a sad reality that gender bias still infiltrates several industries, from the Supreme Court to venture capital and entrepreneurship, according to other studies featured in Harvard Business

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