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I Broke Up with My Fiancé Over Election Conspiracy Theories

While this woman could put up with some degree of differences, too much got to be too much. Plus: What to do if you have a loved one caught up in a conspiracy theory.

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10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

Keep students, faculty, and staff safe during back-to-school season with these best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on...


I’m a Teacher Who’s Back at School—Here’s What What’s Worrying Me the Most

Between worrying about her students' mental health, her own physical health, and lack of community support, there's a lot keeping...


How to Respond When Someone Makes a Racist Comment

When it comes to racism, silence can be deafening—and even deadly. Try these approaches if you're having trouble figuring out...


8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist

Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....

What It’s Like to Be a Caretaker for Someone Who Has No Idea Coronavirus Exists

Coronavirus makes life more complicated for people who are already facing difficult challenges—and those who take care of them.


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How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

It can feel overwhelming to answer your kids' questions about coronavirus when you're not even sure yourself. Our experts offer...

What It’s Really Like to Protest in a Small Town

It’s not all big, energized crowds and visible progress. In some parts of the country, the fight against racism is...


Why White People “Helping” People of Color Is Actually Part of the Problem

Even if your intentions are good, the results won’t be if you’re looking at racial justice in the wrong way.


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...


I Broke Up with My Best Friend Because We Couldn’t Agree on Black Lives Matter

This cause is simply too important to just "agree to disagree," even to keep an old friendship.

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I’m a Teacher—Here’s Why I Won’t Go Back to School When It Reopens

A college professor explains why online learning can benefit both teachers and students—and it’s not just about staying safe during...


I’m a White Teacher—And Here’s What I Wish I Could Have Taught My White Students About R...

Kids ignorance isn't their fault—it's ours. And it's up to us to fix it.


The Heartbreaking Reality of a Brother and Sister Split Apart By Racism

These girls were kicked out of their apartment because of their racist neighbors. But that was the least of it.


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10 Things You May Not See in Schools After Coronavirus

What will happen when kids go back to school? For students of all ages, from kindergarten through college, there will...


5 Ways I’m Talking to My Daughter About Racism

It’s easier than you might think to have tough conversations.

It Took Me 34 Years to Realize I Was Racist

But wait—I have a black friend!


My White Friends Want to Help—Here’s What I Tell Them

Being a better anti-racist requires a good heart and a tough exterior.


14 Small Ways You Can Fight Racism Every Day

Think you can't make a difference every single day? You can. Here's how.

Coronavirus Canceled Our Wedding—Until a Good Samaritan Stepped In

Getting married in the middle of a pandemic may sound crazy but if COVID-19 has taught us one thing it's...


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10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine

While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...


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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Not Being Productive During Quarantine

Productivity? Productivity? There's no productivity in quarantine!


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All the Jokes My Dad Has Made During Quarantine

I've been quarantining with my parents for weeks. As you can imagine, the humor situation has gotten out of hand.


We Cooked as a Family Every Day during Quarantine and This Is What I Learned

I'm spending our quarantine time in the kitchen with three small children.

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13 Random Acts of Kindness in the Age of Coronavirus That’ll Give You Hope

Acts of kindness, no matter how small, can still bring hope during a pandemic.


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16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends

Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.


Why My Quarantine Birthday Was Actually One of the Best Ever

I was dreading my quarantine birthday. How would I celebrate my milestone year sans party, cake, and gifts?


I’m a Guidance Counselor—Here’s How I’m Keeping My Kids Calm About Coronavirus

It’s not easy to parent during a pandemic, but a few simple strategies can help children cope with their new...


The New Quarantine Hobby I’m Never Giving Up

From making stained glass to growing sourdough starter, 14 people share their new passions—and some great ideas to fill your...


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I’m an Extrovert—Here’s How I’m Surviving Quarantine

This "new normal" will never feel normal, but these five things are helping me feel a little more at peace...