Watch a child star condescend to a woman who's trying to help in the most obnoxious way possible.

There's nothing wrong with trying to make the world a better place, but when we only see certain people as poor and helpless, it can cause more harm than good. And even though that first sentence made me seem like a buzzkill, this video is anything but. Whomever they got to play this kid deserves five stars in my book. (It's a five-star rating system, if you were curious.)

To better understand why it's bad news to stereotype (even if you're trying to do good), please watch "The Danger of a Single Story."

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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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