3. According to a recent study, the youth sports that saw the biggest increase in concussion rates between 2005 and 2015 were boys’ baseball and girls’ ____________.
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Answers: female / 1 billion / volleyball
Send Us Your Eclipse Viewing Party Photos
On August 21, the Great American Eclipse will sweep the country from coast to coast, covering the land below in darkness for more than two minutes. Whether you’re planning to be in its path or just tuning in from your home state, we want to see how you’re celebrating. In addition to the special coverage on our site, we’ll be sharing readers’ best photos from eclipse celebrations and viewing parties across the U.S. in our Instagram story. Here’s how to submit your own.
On this day in 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. In our July 1936 issue, John G. Winant reflected on its purpose:
The present Act envisages payments of compensation to those involuntarily out of work and payment of assistance or benefits to those whose earnings during their working life have left no margin of provision for oncoming age. But the ultimate objective of the movement for social security is not the outpayment of unemployment insurance and old-age assistance. It is the establishment and maintenance of a system of social relationships in which the individual’s earning power during his working life shall be enough, and continuous enough, to ensure him an old age for which a competence shall have been gradually accumulated as the reward of his own effort.
Read more here.
As Emma Green writes, more than one-third of Americans have religious identities that are different from those they grew up with. One commenter muses:
I was raised Catholic. But while in university (in 1970), I converted to the Baptist Church. That didn’t survive to adulthood, however, and I went back to the Catholic Church (after intensive study of church history). Been happy there ever since (while grateful for the experience as a Protestant—makes me understand the mindset better).
So am I part of the one-third? By this article’s definition, no. But the real world is always more complicated than any definition, isn’t it?
Read more on the history of religious conversion here, and readers’ reflections on their biggest religious choices here. Meanwhile in Pakistan, reports of forced conversions of young girls from Hinduism to Islam have led some Hindu families to contemplate leaving the country.
Weight debated, balloon-drones admired, rabbit virus resisted, nuclear worries revived.
Time of Your Life
Happy birthday to Bernard (a year younger than The Cat in the Hat); to Brad (the same age as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom); to Nancy (twice the age of Macintosh computers); to Kathy’s mother, Ruth (a year younger than “talking” movies); to Terra’s mother, Gloria (twice the age of MTV); to Kristen’s son (a year younger than Toy Story); and to Louis’s significant other (who was 18 when Gerald Ford was nominated for a second term).