10 interesting facts about Iran you probably won’t hear on the news

There's a lot of mystery surrounding Iran, and, it turns out, a lot of misinformation, too.

In 2002, President Bush called it part of the "Axis of Evil." The U.S. technically has no diplomatic relationship with it. We hear news about various nuclear talks all the time.

But what do Americans really know about Iran?

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As Soon As I Heard Them Sing, I Knew — These Girls Are The Future

This one goes out to anyone who thinks girls don't like science...

Houston, we have a situation. We need more women to enter — and stick with — science and math fields.

Why?

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Any Girl Who Has Skipped School For No Good Reason Definitely Hasn’t Seen These Numbers

Now this is what I call fashion for a really great cause.

When the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in 2013, it thrust Bangladesh into the world news for the worst reason possible. For many of us, the country might be little more than that event and a word we see on clothing tags. But there's a whole other side to the country that is wonderful and hopeful and full of smart young girls.

It's pretty easy to underestimate just how huge the impact of educating girls can be, especially in the developing world.

Not only does it mean more cash money for these women during their lifetimes...

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Every Year, 400,000 People Are Bought And Sold By The U.S. Government. I Had No Idea.

This video is about something I had no idea was going on: the messed-up way that private companies profit from locking up undocumented immigrants.It has nothing to do with building a wall or a path to citizenship. It’s about prison companies’ undue influence over how many people we lock up and where we put them. (The scariest sentence in the whole thing is at 0:30.) Regardless of our opinions on immigration, can we all agree there’s something wrong with that picture?