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The Doctor Can See You Now- Virtually

Seeing a doctor may be easier than it has been, especially when you’re sick and can’t get an appointment for weeks, until now. With the help of a new smartphone application called “Doctor On Demand”, patients can be treated by a doctor without having to leave their homes. Using this app, patients can fill in their medical information and questions on a form and get connected with... read more

The Dress Code Dilemma

As different parts of the country began their school year this past week & the weather has maintained its summer climate, students have had to face an on-going battle when it comes to dress code. In a recent article from NPR, school administrators face daily battles with students who push the bounds of appropriate clothing and accessories. Every school has its own version of “appropriate”... read more

Are Teens Still Drawn To Malls?

As summer winds down for most of the country, an interesting trend seems to be emerging: teens rarely hang out in malls. An article from NPR has cited two malls in Atlanta where teen presence is noticeably lacking. One may think that it could be economically driven, or something as challenging as reducing teen presence deliberately, but interestingly enough, it could also be due to technology and social... read more

Afghan Girl Pursues Art Despite Death Threats From Taliban

For most children, making art is a hobby or part of playtime, but for a 6 year-old Afghan girl, it’s become a path to freedom, even when faced with death threats. For Shah Bibi Tarakhail, art was not something she was exposed to until she lost her right eye and most of her right arm after mistakenly picking up a grenade in her village in Afghanistan. That horrific tragedy might have been enough to... read more

A (Social) Circus Troupe Unlike Any Other

When you think of the circus, most people would think of Barnum & Bailey or Cirque du Soleil. Circus acts are usually comprised of acrobats, clowns, animals and death-defying acts. Most people go to the circus to be wowed and entertained, but what if a circus gave back to the performers as well as the audience? In Ethiopia, Circus Debre Berhan is known as a “social” circus troupe. The acts... read more

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