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My hopes, dreams, fears for my future black son

Written by Thu-Huong Ha • Posted May 1, 2015
For many young black men in America, systemic bias and racism make the simplicity of childhood unjustly complicated. In a letter to the son he may someday have, poet Clint Smith reflects on the lessons he learned as a child and shares his hopes for his future son.
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This journey was nearly 4 billion miles — and took 10 years

Written by Helen Walters • Posted Apr 28, 2015
And you think your commute is bad. On November 12, 2014, the Philae probe finally landed on a comet some 10 years after it left Earth. Fred Jansen, who manages the mission for the European Space Agency, remembers some of the key moments that led up to the landing.
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Inside the world’s best kindergarten

Written by Thu-Huong Ha • Posted Apr 24, 2015
Get an inside look at the design process behind Fuji Kindergarten, a school where trees grow through classrooms and the roof is another place to play.

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The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere
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An unexpected truth from a celebrated travel writer: stillness just might be the ultimate adventure. Pico Iyer reveals how stillness can act as a creative catalyst, and advocates for a way of living that counters the frenetic design of our modern lives.

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