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How to be a good artist-slash-activist: Pro tips from Amy Ray of Indigo Girls

Written by Helen Walters • Posted May 27, 2015
Over the course of 25 years, folk rock icons the Indigo Girls have not only released more than a dozen albums, they have also displayed a staunch dedication to countless social, political and environmental issues, melding music and activism in their own, unique way. Alison Prato talks with band member Amy Ray about how they fight for what they believe in without seeming preachy, the evolution of their music, and the state of women around the world.
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Field notes from the hunt for life on Mars

Written by Thu-Huong Ha • Posted May 22, 2015
Nathalie Cabrol looks for life on Mars by studying extreme places on Earth, where the atmosphere is thin, ultraviolet radiation is high and the temperature is varied. See photos from her expeditions.
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What motivates us at work? More than money

Written by Cynthia Betubiza • Posted May 21, 2015
When you look carefully at the way people work, there’s a lot more at play -- and at stake -- than money. Take a look at 7 studies by the likes of behavioral economist Dan Ariely and psychologist Adam Grant.

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