Due to severe political and economic instability in Haiti, the Department of Homeland Security will allow thousands of Haitian immigrants to remain in the US for longer periods of time.
Read about how the experiences of a Holocaust refugee and a Syrian Civil War refugee are bridged by a university exhibit in Wales.
Everyone knows that dog is man’s best friend, but Casper is a friend and hero to sheep as well.
Many people know Edgar Allen Poe for his short stories, but did you know he was a poet, as well? Many of his poems play with the same themes as his stories, including one he dedicated to an unknown person and that scholars believe was written about a real-life haunted lake…
Mythology from around the world is full of creatures that are half-animal and half-human. It is the perfect blend of mankind and nature. Here are 10 examples of half-human monsters from mythology and how they originated.
Harriet Tubman has long been a legend in the fight to abolish slavery in the United States. Recently, scholars have begun to take a closer look at what we think we know about the woman behind the legend.
Immigrants come to the United States for countless reasons and under vastly different circumstances. Browse this photo essay to explore a few of these compelling stories.
In this article, 17-year-old science student Sara Sakowitz shares her experience being a girl who loves science.
At age 13, Mary Beth Tinker wore a black armband to school and ended up in court over her freedom of speech. Now, 48 years later, Tinker is traveling the country to talk to students about their first amendment rights.
The tragic consequences of the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh makes us question the ethics of low-cost goods. Should we be more mindful of our buying choices? Experts in ethical shopping share five ways to be more socially conscious when shopping.
Rising from the inhumanity of World War II, the United Nations was established. In 1948, it set forth this declaration of what rights all people the world over should have.
Learn fun facts about the symbol that represents all Americans, regardless of background or politics.
Stories rooted in different traditions, time periods, and experiences appeal to families this holiday season.
Read one author’s take on our “age of fear” and the rise of the zombie.
Read about three African women who are contributing to space exploration programs on their home continent: a space engineer, a physicist and explorer, and a space law adviser.
In this article, Emily Esfahani Smith examines two films, Silver Linings Playbook and Life of Pi, to delve into the relationship between optimism and resilience.
Young people in the Neighborhood Service Organization’s Youth Initiatives Project are making their voices heard. Find out how their student team work is supporting their teachers.
Myles Eckert paid it forward with a $20 bill. His act of kindness led to many people wanting to repay him. Donations topped more than a quarter of a million dollars and led to the foundation of a charity for children who have lost parents to war.
Click this link to learn more about a recent study that suggests Americans have become more willing to cooperate with strangers over the past several decades.
Meet Valya, a 17-year-old Ukrainian refugee who, after months of uncertainty, has finally been admitted into the UK.