Egyptian Mothers Take On Female Genital Mutilation, Pinning Hopes on Younger Generations

Nadia Gamal at her home in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya. Photo taken by Menna Farouk. By Menna A. Farouk / 09.11.2016 Nadia Gamal, 32, fought an uphill battle to protect her ten-year-old child, when her parents tried to push her to circumcise her daughter. Having been circumcised herself at the age of seven, Gamal understood[…]

White House, NASA to Discuss Asteroid Redirect Mission’s Importance for Journey to Mars, Planetary Defense

As part of the Asteroid Redirect Mission, NASA plans to send a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid tens of millions of miles away from Earth, capture a multi-ton boulder, and bring it to an orbit near the moon for future crew exploration. The mission, which will demonstrate multiple capabilities needed for the Journey to Mars,[…]

Canadian Federal Judge Faces Firing After Blaming Rape Victim for Not Fighting Hard Enough

Canada Federal Court Justice Robin Camp By April Hamlin / 09.12.2016 Rape culture is not just an American problem, but rather an international epidemic. The latest proof of this is a Canadian judge who is facing firing after he asked a rape victim in his courtroom a litany of appalling questions. He implied that she was[…]

The Emotional Toll of Freelancing

YES! Illustration by Jennifer Luxton. How to cope with anxiety, self-doubt, and “the check’s in the mail.” By Brandon Ambrosino / 09.11.2016 I’m currently waiting for around $10,000 worth of paychecks to reach me for freelance writing projects I’ve done. Most of these projects were completed months ago. Some editors have since gone silent, leaving[…]

How Religion Drove George W. Bush’s Decisions: An Interview with Biographer Jean Edward Smith

By Robin Lindley / 09.11.2016 Bush / Jean Edward Smith Unprepared for the complexities of governing, with little executive experience and a glaring deficit in his attention span, untutored, untraveled, and unversed in the ways of the world, Bush thrived on making a show of his decisiveness. . . But his greatest strength became his[…]

Here’s How Homeschooling is Changing in America

Homeschooling is a growing trend in America. Children learning at Woodlands Nature Station in Kentucky. Land Between the Lakes KY/TN By Dr. Kyle Greenwalt / 09.11.2016 Associate Professor of Education Michigan State University As children head back to school, an increasing number of their homeschooled peers will be starting their academic year as well. Homeschooling[…]

15 Ways to Create a More Beautiful World

Selection from “One World” by Pranab Basak By Sofo Archon / 09.12.2016 Simple Ways You can Contribute to the Wellbeing of the Planet Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~ Margaret Mead We people like to say that we are civilised, but the truth couldn’t be[…]