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As your trusted friend, we’re here with the “Reader’s Digest version” of social issues that impact the world around you. From gun violence statistics to the history behind the black power fist, and how to be an LGBTQ ally, our explainers will break it all down.

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I Grew Up Thinking Guns Were a God-Given Right: Here’s Why I’ve Changed My Mind

Sometimes the ideas you're taught as a child just aren't true.


Italy Has a Gun Culture but No Mass Shootings—Here’s Why

Italians own an estimated 8.6 million guns, but we've never had a single school shooting. Not one.


11 Undeniable Facts About Mass Shootings in America

Mass shootings have become such a regular fixture on the news that it has been difficult to stay on top...


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8 People on What It’s Really Like to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

People have a wide variety of feelings before and after getting the COVID-19 vaccine—from anticipation and relief to fear and...


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5 Coronavirus Scams That Are Still Out There

We're a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and while there have been plenty of helpful people (thank you, frontline and...


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What Life After COVID Could Look Like

Life certainly looks a lot different than it once did. Here’s how our new normal might continue to evolve in...


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If You’ve Had COVID-19, Do You Still Need the Vaccine?

If you had COVID-19 and recovered, should you still get vaccinated? Here's what to know about your post-infection immunity to...


40 Asian-American-Owned Businesses You Can Support Right Now

The rise of anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic has taken a psychological and financial toll on the Asian American community....

How to Be an Ally to the Asian American Community

Are you outraged by the recent surge of anti-Asian hate crimes throughout the country? Here's what you can do to...


In the Wake of Hate Crimes, Who Will Stand Up for Asian Americans?

Too often, others see Asian Americans as unworthy of concern or allyship. It's time that changed.


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How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at Kroger

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is ramping up. Here's how the process works and what you need to do to...


This Doggie Daycare Cared for Essential Workers’ Dogs During the Pandemic. Now the Community I...

An act of kindness by a local business owner is being repaid tenfold by the community he serves.


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How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at CVS

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is ramping up. Look for shots at local retailers, including CVS pharmacies. Here's how to...


Here’s How to Help Texas Right Now

After being hit with an unprecedented winter storm, Texas residents are in need of aid. Whether you can volunteer on...


Behind the Free Britney Movement: Why Fans Want to Free Britney Spears

This is what happens when a beloved pop icon isn't allowed to have control over her own life.


Dozens of My Friends Have Had Coronavirus—Here’s What They Want You to Know

One by one, I've watched friends and family members contract, spread, and battle coronavirus. They've shared their stories in the...

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Can You Test Positive for COVID-19 After Getting the Vaccine?

If you got the COVID-19 vaccine, you're not in the clear just yet. Here are the possible scenarios where you...


Here’s Where You Can Buy Reusable Face Masks

If you've been searching for reusable face masks and N95 masks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we found out...


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Are 2 Face Masks Better Than 1 for COVID-19 Protection?

Wearing a face mask can prevent the spread of COVID-19, but can two masks offer more protection? Double-masking may help,...


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How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at Costco

Costco is one of many retailers that will be offering COVID-19 vaccines. Here's how the vaccination process works and what...


Why You Shouldn’t Share Photos of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card

If you've already done this, you might want to take it down!

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These Are the Two Safest Airlines You Can Take Right Now

Customers who actually flew during the pandemic last year shared their thoughts about the experiences on the airlines they chose.


I Broke Up with My Fiancé Over Election Conspiracy Theories

While this woman could put up with some degree of differences, too much got to be too much. Plus: What...


This Is the Only Thing That Helped Me Stop Doomscrolling

When the news is always urgent and always awful, it’s easy to get sucked in. But when it starts to...


23 Good News Stories That Came Out of 2020

This roundup of great and inspiring news stories will give you the warm-and-fuzzies. Never forget all the positivity and good...


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This Is What the First Amendment Really Means

Contrary to what many people believe, freedom of speech only applies to certain situations. Do you know what your First...


If I’d Attacked the Capitol, I’d Probably Be Dead by Now

There’s a big difference between how the Capitol rioters and the Black Lives Matter protesters were treated. Here's why we...