Philanthropy in America

Would Philanthropies Today Fund W.E.B. Du Bois’s Encyclopedia Africana?

Many contemporary foundations would want to tell you that, yes, unlike their predecessors, they would. But is that right?

Is Philanthropy Print Journalism's Last Hope? AP

Is Philanthropy Print Journalism's Last Hope?

The Ford Foundation recently pledged $1.04 million to Los Angeles' struggling daily. We might be looking at the future of newspapers.


The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."


What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.


Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.


Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.


How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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