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Finding the best ways to do good.

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Our love of orcas is making them miserable

The first results from the world’s biggest basic income experiment

Scaling slaughter-free meat is hard. Here’s one way to make it easier.

Why psychedelics produce some of the most meaningful experiences in people’s lives

There’s less meat at this year’s climate talks. But there’s plenty of bull.

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The 2023 Future Perfect 50

The thinkers, activists, and scholars working on solutions to today’s (and tomorrow’s) biggest problems.

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How we selected the Future Perfect 50 list

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I give 10 percent of my income to charity. You should, too.

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

How to fit volunteering into a hectic schedule

Don’t wait: The case for giving sooner rather than later

Want to help animals? Here’s where to donate your money.

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Why it’s important to remember that AI isn’t human

OpenAI’s board may have been right to fire Sam Altman — and to rehire him, too

How America broke the turkey

What our brain chemistry says about free will

We’ve been fighting poverty all wrong

The US is normalizing the cruelest mass killing method to stop bird flu

One stat that could spur a compromise on the child tax credit

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It’s time to break up with fast fashion

Psychedelics can have enormous benefits, but the risks shouldn’t be ignored

You’re more likely to go to prison for exposing animal cruelty than for committing it

Why stop at the four-day workweek?

The world’s largest child displacement crisis is in Sudan

Can a social media “pigfluencer” turn people off bacon?

Israel’s crackdown on dissent will only hurt it

Why Norway — the poster child for electric cars — is having second thoughts

I’m getting malaria to help eradicate it (and you can too)

Why I let an AI chatbot train on my book

The World Bank can bring the world’s poor into the clean energy revolution

This land isn’t for you or me. It’s for the meat industry.

How AI will shape our children’s future

A surprisingly radical proposal: Make people happier — not just wealthier and healthier