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In the U.S., the average consumer has more than enough clothes. So labels have to keep generating new styles and fashion trends to keep people consuming. If clothes didn't go out of fashion, think of how little each of us would spend on them.

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In Roald Dahl’s 1949 short story “The Sound Machine,” a scientist invents a device that can hear sounds undetectable to the naked ear, and discovers, to his horror, that he is listening to the roses screaming as his neighbor cuts them.

It’s not that far-fetched. By applying various vibrations, University of Missouri researchers have determined that plants know when they are being eaten, and send out mechanisms to try to defend themselves.

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A little girl beautifully teaches her Mom how to not ‘be mean’

A video of a little girl teaching her mother not to be “mean” is not just cute—it’s enlightening.

There are plenty of videos out there of kids being precocious. But every now and then, along comes a video of a child imparting wisdom that is not just cute but enlightening. In this video, a girl lectures her mother on how to speak from the heart and, more than that, to embody heart.

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It’s Time To Rethink Imperialist Tourism

Immersion in foreign places boosts creativity, and having more diverse experiences makes people’s minds more flexible.

As Mark Twain once said, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." Photo by Jake Simonds-Malamud, CC BY-SA.

When I overcame a flying phobia, I resolved to make up for lost time by visiting as much of the world as I could.

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