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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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Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP

Written by Emily Pidgeon • Posted Apr 22, 2015
Analysts, reporters, and “big thinkers” everywhere love to talk about Gross Domestic Product. It has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But, argues Michael Green, it's also potentially misleading. His alternative? The Social Progress Index, which measures things like basic human needs and opportunity.
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My quest to understand everything about bed bugs

Written by Helen Walters • Posted Apr 21, 2015
After a run-in with bed bugs in her apartment in New York City, science writer Brooke Borel embarked on a quest to understand everything about the critters. In this excerpt from her book, her adventures take her to the Czech Republic.
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Gallery: My desperate journey to find asylum in Australia

Written by Thu-Huong Ha • Posted Apr 16, 2015
As a Hazara, Barat Ali Batoor faced violent oppression in his native Pakistan, so he sought asylum in Australia. His journey took weeks, cost thousands of dollars, and nearly ended in disaster countless times. Batoor, a photographer, documented every step of the way. See his incredible images.

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