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Was The Blind Side’s white savior narrative built on a lie?

A program that saved child care for millions is expiring. What now?

Two young missionaries made headlines. Two new docs look at why.

How to advocate for yourself at the doctor’s office

The sexual assault allegations against Russell Brand, explained

The backlash against Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, explained

Should you be friends with your kids?

Take the visitor’s approach to exploring your own city

On Hulu’s The Other Black Girl, the hair is the point

The Spanish sexual misconduct scandal roiling soccer, explained

How birthdays became week-long blowouts

Police fatally shot a pregnant Black woman in Ohio. The calls for accountability are growing.

What a summer of hellish flights taught us about flying now

The lawsuits seeking to keep drag queens legal, explained

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Silicon Valley’s vision for AI? It’s religion, repackaged.

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What will love and death mean in the age of machine intelligence?

Vivek Ramaswamy and the lie of the “model minority”

Will I just keep spending more and more money forever?

Consider the road trip

The secret to better sex? Have it with yourself.

Want to make more friends? Start a club.

Uganda’s extreme anti-LGBTQ legislation, explained

White supremacy is at the heart of the Jacksonville shooting

How to make school life a little less difficult for kids

Nikki Haley was the only woman on the debate stage. She capitalized on it.

A shooting over a Pride flag underscores the threat of Republican anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

The case for reimagining the nuclear family

Why you should divide your life into semesters, even when you’re not in school

How to handle a scary diagnosis

North Carolina is the latest in a wave of states passing anti-trans laws

The risks of sex-based drug dosing recommendations

The Supreme Court is taking a wrecking ball to the wall between church and state

How to (actually) talk to kids

How are you supposed to start investing?

You don’t need to be rich to work with a financial planner


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A reading guide for grownups who don’t read

How to get back money you didn’t even know you were owed

How a Mississippi case of police brutality emphasizes the need for more accountability

The Chosen, the Christian megahit about Jesus, explained

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