Blurred motion, evening view of people shopping at the Christmas Market in the Residenzplatz (Cathedral Square) with the Neue Residenz in the background, Old Town, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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Staying Sharp During Winter Break

Have you ever heard of the summer slide? Sadly, it’s not an awesome waterpark. It’s the idea that the long break from school will turn students’ brains to mush. For many schools, the end of … Read more

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Life in the World’s Coldest City

Did you know that December 21st is the winter solstice? Here in the Northern Hemisphere, that means it is the day with the shortest amount of sunlight all year. The winter season also brings cold … Read more

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Black Friday: The Day After Thanksgiving

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? Retailers [people who own stores that sell goods to the public] are looking forward to the day after Thanksgiving. They call this day “Black Friday.” For many people, the … Read more

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Do We Need Daylight Saving Time?

You have probably seen reminders to set your clock back on November 4th. If you haven’t, remember to set your clock back an hour on November 4th! Oh, and you might as well make a … Read more

Boy standing in Syrian refugee camp.
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Refugees in Crisis

Imagine being forced to leave your home, your city, or even your country. Many women, children, and men across the world have to do just that. Either war, mistreatment from a hostile government, or disaster … Read more

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Education Through the Years

The school year has started again, and students all over the United States are in school every morning.  Schools have not always looked the way they do now. Long ago, education was a privilege reserved … Read more

Union workers sometimes demonstrate to get better treatment.
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What Has Labor Done for You?

Every September, students and workers celebrate Labor Day. The holiday was suggested by labor unions. These are groups of workers. They want companies to treat workers fairly. You can thank unions for more than just … Read more