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What does your toilet look like?

Is that a strange question? Maybe so, but it's also a pretty important one. Well, the important bit is less what your toilet looks like, and more: Do you have one at all?

Without a toilet, your life would likely be pretty different.

Before Shoba had a toilet, she had to seek out an empty field every time she needed to use the bathroom. Whether or not you're used to going outside for #2, one thing's for sure — that process took up a lot of time in Shoba's day.

Thankfully, Shoba was able to get her own toilet using a sanitation loan. She's gotten so many hours back. Now, "she and her husband Nagaraj have more time to work ... and to raise their kids, allowing their lives to flourish."

What would you do with an extra hour in your day?

See what Shoba and other mothers are up to with the extra time they've gotten back thanks to water and sanitation loans.

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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