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Sesame Workshop releases new resources to help families talk to kids about race

Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind the children's TV show Sesame Street, is making it easier to talk about race and racism with kids.  On Tuesday, it...

No, it’s not OK to shame people who gained weight during the pandemic

It was bound to happen. In a culture that often mistakes fitness for the gap between one's thighs, it's no surprise that people who gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic became...

What a low-income internet program gets you — and what it doesn’t

As part of the advanced International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Baltimore City College high school, teacher Franca Muller Paz submits Zoom recordings of her Spanish language students to evaluators....

Faced with limited resources, Indigenous communities built their own internet. Here’s how.

As ubiquitous as “The Internet” is, more than 40 million Americans can’t access it from home. And rural Indigenous communities (at least 628,000 households) are some of the most disconnected. They've been...

What to expect when you’re expecting 8 billion internet users

Previously, on "The Internet"... three billion people entered the global network for the first time, thanks in part to powerful new phones that made getting online easier than ever. Access...

The pandemic pushed us deeper into the internet rabbit hole, and most of us...

When you ask people about their internet habits during a pandemic, you never know what you'll discover. It might turn out that some employees pulling marathon days online report...

Dictionary.com adds new words reflecting the impact of social justice movements and COVID-19

Dictionary.com announced its latest language updates as we reach the one-year anniversary of our communal COVID-19 lockdown. In a year marked by new modes of communicating and advocating, the...

Got a COVID vaccine early? Congrats, now it’s time to advocate for health equity.

In the late afternoon on a Wednesday in February, a middle-aged woman wearing a ruffled business top pulled up in her car to the vaccine pre-registration checkpoint at a...

Getting all 7.8 billion humans online: What will it take?

At some point in 2021, someone somewhere on Earth may become the planet's fifth billion internet users. We will get no text message when this happens; no banners will...

How social media is driving the Indian farmer’s protests — and why we can’t...

India's farmers are months into one of the largest protests in human history. As they weather rain, cold, violence, and slander, one truth is only gaining momentum with each...

4 free online resources for kids that celebrate Black history and culture

Whether your child can recite from memory the names and philosophies of Black leaders like W.E.B. DuBois and Angela Davis or they need an introduction or refresher on pivotal...

Biden announces end to the transgender military ban

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday morning overturning the Trump-era ban on openly transgender Americans serving in the military.  The executive order "immediately prohibits...

Inmates are learning to be their own bosses after they leave jail behind

When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet.

Climate scientists harness the power of moms to save the planet

Moms take pride in their problem-solving skills. They're often prepared for crises large and small. But preventing the worst effects of climate change, which could materialize in a few short decades, is...
Instagram changes breast holding policy after #IWantToSeeNyome campaign

A guide to the best menstrual underwear

In 2015, the feminine hygiene companyThinx first brought period underwear to the collective consciousness with a viral subway ad campaign that was very nearly rejected for using the word “period” along with...

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Modder makes a portable Wii out of the body of a...

Ever wonder what it would look like if the Nintendo Wii and GameBoy Color had a baby? Well, now you don't have...

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