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Riding the bus isn’t exactly a glamourous endeavor, but often a necessary one for those in need of public transportation.

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You really shouldn’t steal from Mark Rober. I mean, you shouldn’t steal from anyone, but you REALLY shouldn’t steal Mark Rober’s mail.


The engineer and YouTube star really knows his stuff - he literally helped design the Mars Rover. But when Rober realized people were stealing his packages (he caught the thieves on his home video) he was stumped.

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How Struggling Schools Can Use Big Data To Become (Practically) Overnight Successes

One high school has dramatically boosted graduation rates in just three years.

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If you’ve always wanted to explore just how truthy Trump’s tweets may be, there’s good news this holiday season.

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Justice Department to Launch Schools In Federal Prisons

“The research is really clear that individuals are 43 percent less likely to re-offend when they engage in meaningful education programs when they are in prison”

If you’re behind bars, the odds just went up that you can also be in school.

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One Nonprofit Is Proving Empathy Could Be The Key To Defeating ISIS

“If you want to defend against the next generation of extremists, you need education”

When I first try calling Davey Gibian for our scheduled interview, he asks if I can call him back an hour later and apologizes, explaining that he’s busy putting out fires in Kurdistan. And unlike other working millennials, for whom “putting out fires” typically means clarifying a misunderstood tweet, for all I know Gibian could be putting out literal fires. At his job battling religious extremism, problems like these are par for the course.

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