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Want Stronger Friendships? Pull Out Your Notepad

By Meghan Keane and Chloee Weiner Vanessa Nuñez was craving close friendship. “I had a lot of surface-level

‘The Downstairs Girl’ Faces Difficult History With Joy And Style

By Caitlyn Paxson In her previous works of historical fiction, Stacey Lee offered readers a Chinese-American perspective on the Old West and turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Now, with The Downstairs Girl, she turns to the post-Reconstruction era South. As a Chinese girl living in late 19th century Atlanta, Ga., Jo Kuan constantly struggles to remain invisible.

Shhhhh. Listen Closely. Your Plants Might Be Talking

by Dana Cronin There’s an old belief among farmers that on a quiet night, if you listen closely,

Walking On Painted Keys: Creative Crosswalks Meet Government Resistance

by Brett Dahlberg One of the newest pieces of public art in Rochester, N.Y., is right in the

Cutting Just 300 Calories Per Day May Keep Your Heart Healthy

by Susie Nelson Heart disease is the leading cause of disability and death worldwide. About 2,200 people in the U.S. die

Beach Adventures And Falling In Love: Summer In A Haiku

by CASEY NOENICKX People love summer.We heard they love haiku too. Put those together … Last month, to help

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Debuts ‘Lazarus’ To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

by Michel Martin After dance pioneer Alvin Ailey died in 1989, the future of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was uncertain. It’s difficult to keep a dance company profitable after its founder is long gone – many have tried and failed. But 30 years later, the group is thriving, and decided to celebrate its 60th anniversary

German Town Sees A Smurf Invasion, As Thousands Gather To Break World Record

by Clare Lombardo They came covered in blue paint, donning red and white hats, nearly 3,000 in all. Their goal was simple: To break the world record for the largest group of people dressed as Smurfs.  The group Dä Traditionsverein organized the event in Lauchringen, Germany on Saturday near the border with Switzerland. They had strict

The Rise Of The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

The way Glory Edim tells it, it all began with a T-shirt. It was a birthday present from

Sourdough Hands: How Bakers And Bread Are A Microbial Match

If you bake a lot of sourdough bread, your hands might look like your loaves. Bacterially speaking, that