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Margaret Burnett Makes Computers More Inclusive

Think fast: Can you name two female computer scientists or software engineers that have shaped our society? Ask […]

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What’s the Real Cost of Rental Housing?

We’ve talked about the benefits of buying a home. But although homeownership is a goal for a lot […]

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Nausheena Hussain Inspires Muslim Women to RISE

If you met Nausheena Hussain today, you’d think she’d been organizing women forever. In only a few short […]

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Do First-Time Homebuyers Pay Too Much?

Is the “Millennials love avocados too much to own homes” meme still funny? Probably not. But, when it […]

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How Self-Love Can Make a Difference for Students

We know that reaching a place of self-acceptance and self-love is an important step in our lives. It happens […]

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NASA Engineer Nagin Cox Helps Build Robots That Explore Mars

Nagin Cox always wanted to be an explorer. But she wanted to be the kind of explorer that unites […]

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4 Types of Facebook Users: Which One are You?

It’s been interesting—and maybe a little confounding—to watch the transformation of Facebook from what a lot of us […]

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Want to Go Solar? Do It as a Community

With recent innovations like Tesla’s solar shingles, the future of solar-powered living is looking bright. Still, supplying homes and […]

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Why Black Students Succeed with Black Teachers

An amazing teacher can make a difficult school experience bearable. They can push you to achieve when you don’t […]

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How Food Banks are Changing with the Economy

Every morning at 7 a.m., the Greater Chicago Food Depository becomes a hive of activity. Fleets of trucks […]

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What’s Holding Back Young Female Scientists?

Earlier this year, Harvard Business Review published an article suggesting that junior female scientists “aren’t getting the credit […]