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I Never Thought I'd See Something So Hard-Core On Sesame Street's Lesson Plan

The thought of having a conversation like this with a child bums me out. But the fact is that over half of state and federal inmates are parents. High five to "Sesame Street" for stepping up and using the Muppets to help kids understand a situation that's hard for most adults to wrap their minds around.



The Sesame Street" Incarceration App offers tools to parents and caregivers to help children between ages of 3 and 8 deal with a parent's incarceration. Download it for free from the iTunes store.

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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 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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