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A Bunch Of Schools In Oregon Tried An Experiment. And The Results? Just Wow.

Did your parents ever come up with games to get you to eat your vegetables? Have you ever had to use similar tactics for your own kids? Well, there may be an easier way.

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Not everyone has the time, resources, and access to buy and cook healthy food for their family. And even if they do, there's still the problem of getting kids to eat it.

Programs like this that involve kids in planting gardens, tending them, harvesting, and then cooking and eating the fruits (or veggies) of their labor are a step toward solving both the interest and access problems.


So what should we put next to every swing set? A garden.

And it's all based on the simple concept that getting down and dirty and playing with food might be a big motivator in eating it.

Pretty neat, huh?

via UNSW

This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 08.05.21


Six years ago, a high school student named Christopher Justice eloquently explained the multiple problems with flying the Confederate flag. A video clip of Justice's truth bomb has made the viral rounds a few times since then, and here it is once again getting the attention it deserves.

Justice doesn't just explain why the flag is seen as a symbol of racism. He also explains the history of when the flag originated and why flying a Confederate flag makes no sense for people who claim to be loyal Americans.

But that clip, as great as it is, is a small part of the whole story. Knowing how the discussion came about and seeing the full debate in context is even more impressive.

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