teens can handle the truth

World population set to have more grandparents than kids




Tech companies still seen as best places to work




Western tanks seen as powerful weapon to help Ukraine




Plant-based meat is losing popularity and turning into a flop




Olympics to allow men in artistic swimming for first time




Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is also a war on the environment




Gold prices may rise to record amid world’s economic risks




Countries fight ‘propaganda war’ to gain influence in Africa




World’s demand for plastics keeps us hooked on fossil fuels




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‘Swimmers’ tells story related to major refugee trial




Webtoons are winning the ‘toon wars’ against manga




India continues ascent to become global super power




Mental health keeps young Brits out of the job market




Croatia adopts euro and strengthens european integration




Fusion and CRISPR give hope in year of war and turmoil




Climate change cost billions in damages in 2022




Artificial intelligence is gaining ground in all parts of society




Rich countries compete for foreign nurses




Latin American democracies struggle, disappoint and stay alive




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‘Lord of War’ gives a bleak take on morality of arms dealers




Germany sees far-right extremism as biggest threat




Smell is a powerful marketing weapon used by brands




Spotify Wrapped is both fun and a case of user surveillance




First solar cars made in large numbers are on the way




Chinese get creative to criticize government’s covid restrictions




Teens feel social media strengthens friendships




World Cup shows complexity of defining one’s nationality




Brits keep eating bacon despite economic crisis




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Disney CEO’s ‘Ride of a Lifetime’ gives valuable lessons




Guyana’s oil boosts wealth and offers climate salvation




World Cup Qatar 2022 – quick facts




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FTX collapse makes Enron movie a must-see




TikTok’s advertising sales beat rivals




CO2 emissions to reach record highs this year




War on drug trafficking has been lost




Money has four prices




Video games may make you smarter




UK’s new premier is young, rich and Hindu




Cute girls get better grades but not online




Halloween – a quick history




Brexit supporters see UK leaving EU was a mistake




Why the US dollar is so strong




Politicians use TikTok to reach young voters




Used church bells are unlikely German export




Students strike for reproductive rights in US




Teenage schoolgirls join major protests in Iran




Cyborg roaches could do work in rescue missions




Xi to gain more power at China’s National Congress




Instagram owner to reduce costs amid tough times




Politics put stain on Brazil’s iconic soccer jersey




Italy, Sweden raise fears of Nazism and fascism




Copper supply and demand pose global challenge




Students follow gender norms when choosing courses




Global economy faces four major questions




How many ants are there on Earth?




Italy’s mafia problem is worsening




Lebanon crisis prompts wave of bank robberies




Climate change makes La Niña’s disasters more intense




Slavery has increased in recent years




School computers spy on students




World’s superpowers battle for computer chips




Queen’s death adds uncertainty to UK’s future




India’s growing racism hits cricket stars




Coaches need to talk more about menstruation




Deaths of Russian executives remind of spy movies




Gen Z faces more student debt than millennials




Half of the world’s hospitals lack basic hygiene




Ukraine’s schools need bomb shelters




Back-to-school spending impacted by inflation




KitKat joins chase for vegan chocolate lovers




McLaren makes real version of video game car




Insects with meat flavor may be new food




Schools worldwide struggle with teacher shortages




Animals may be dreamers like humans




TikTok struggles to stop spread of fake news




Europe strives to cut electricity consumption




Trump becomes first ex-president raided by FBI




Gaza Strip - quick background




Starbucks thrives on Gen Z’s love of iced drinks




Warner Bros Discovery has poor diversity record




Germany’s super cheap public transport cuts traffic




China’s Gen Z faces disappointing job market




Teen pregnancy and violence burden Salvadoran girls




Women’s Tour de France is victory for equality




Arab countries aim to become esports power




Ukraine war is like no other conflict in history




Heat waves are breaking records around the world




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‘Invictus’ gives an inspiring take on Mandela’s leadership




Norway is green at home but a huge fossil exporter




Central banks have lost credibility after inflation miss




Air pollution in New Delhi cuts life expectancy by 10 years




Tampon shortage hits the US amid supply disruptions




World is raising production of nuclear weapons




Soccer’s growing more than hockey in the US




Thai farmers use cannabis to increase chicken production




AI is set to change the world like electricity did last century




KFC changes recipe in Australia amid lettuce shortage




Tom Cruise’s Top Gun may signal Hollywood shift on China




Global South distrusts US’s leadership on Ukraine




China’s growth slows amid Xi Jinping’s policies




Unilever stops sexist ad campaign in Uganda




US school shootings - quick numbers




Global number of displaced people reaches record high




AI can help make up for humans’ imperfect reasoning




Celebrities for crypto have gone quiet after price drops




Heatwaves in India, Pakistan raise need for heat action plans




Car sales in Shanghai sink to zero in April amid lockdowns




NATO wins back central role with Finland, Sweden additions




Europe leads way in setting rules for online platforms




Gay guests not welcome at Qatar’s World Cup hotels




World’s Ukraine focus disrupts aid to other countries in crisis




US abortion debate – quick facts and background




New Zealand’s sea level rising faster than forecast




Ammonia is the modern world’s ‘most important material’




Ireland’s Sinn Féin gains popularity




Tel Aviv fights traffic and pollution with e-scooters




Latin Americans are becoming less Catholic




Australians are required by law to vote in coming elections




Global military spending increases to highest ever




Depression, self-harm, suicides rise among teens in US




French and Slovenian voters reject far-right leaders




Smartphone demand suffers from Omicron and inflation




Researchers find way to reverse age in human cells




Real-life ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ is now into crypto




War crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity – definitions




Warhol may surpass Picasso as the GOAT of modern art




France’s unpredictable election ads to EU stress




Vertical farming is becoming a hot trend




Russian gains economic strength thanks to energy sales




Humans’ geometry skills may be unique




‘The West’ – a definition




Nordic countries' image stained by unethical businesses




Troubles caused by Omicron and Russia are mounting




India keeps alliance with Russia despite Ukraine war




Air pollution prompted emergency in London, Brussels




Apple’s iPhone may join subscription trend




Great Barrier Reef suffers sixth mass bleaching event




Cobalt’s strategic importance lures US, China to Congo




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‘Thirteen Days’ is a lesson on how nuclear war was avoided




Government aid to poor countries helps rich businesses




Finland tops world happiness ranking again




Egypt promotes its new discovery of ancient tombs




Migration to US to increase amid inflation in Central America




Robots are on the rise, helped by five key factors




Data from Internet-connected cars is big business




‘Default’ is in the news again, this time in Russia




Use the W.W.W. method against social media anxiety




Anti-war Russians used emojis to evade government surveillance




Teen creators are cashing in on NFT boom




Scientists develop lab-made chocolate from cacao cells




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‘The Godfather’ turns 50 and stays relevant




Covid’s key numbers after two years of pandemic




Russia becomes world’s most sanctioned country




South Korea’s ‘Squid Game Election’ is on




UK girls are quitting sports due to social pressures




books

‘Show Your Work’ changed my life




Quick guide to 2022’s key economic terms




Warmer oceans is the new normal




China’s 2022 political meetings could make history




McDonald’s raising burger prices in Japan




Wildlife species help fight climate change




New dog robot is designed to help seniors




Hackers are key soldiers in Ukraine-Russia war




Anxiety is destroying students




Colombia legalizes abortion




Russia’s attack on Ukraine




AI is helping work to save biodiversity




Argentina fires cause huge damage to farming land




‘Like a shadow or a light, I will traverse the universe’




Gen Z shoppers are more green-minded in India than in US and UK




Japan’s vending machines sell love, snacks and more




Global democracy continues decline




European energy prices climb to historic highs




books

‘At Night All Blood is Black’ gives take on war and colonialism




AI is changing how you should approach job applications




Businesses need to look more at climate data when making decisions




Book bans are on the rise at US school libraries




Gen Zer makes history as Iraq’s first Black news anchor




Countries are lifting pandemic restrictions and stop fearing covid




Learn to be charismatic to win others’ support




EU has a shadow system to keep migrants out




Monkey and other new species discovered in Mekong




Mars says redesign of M&M’s promotes inclusivity




Djibouti is a tiny country of huge importance




Returns are a problem for retailers and the planet




Papua New Guinea abandons death penalty




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‘Lions for Lambs’ raises questions on duty and politics




Facts about electricity production and consumption




Metaverse platforms will build on today’s gaming




Teens wanted for trucker jobs in US




Background on possible global conflict in Ukraine




China’s falling births threaten country’s stability




Why some stuff can be annoying, bugging and irritating




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‘It’s too cold so we need to wait for Spring’




It's too soon to call Covid endemic, WHO says




Earth is setting new heat records more frequently




Tips to help you fight distraction




Nuclear war has no winners, say China, Russia and US




Drop in birth rates is accelerating




Crypto firms are paying more to persuade politicians




More Africans are leading world organizations




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‘Good Kill’ is a timely film after ‘Casualty Files’ report




More research is needed on Black youth suicide




Pipelines crisscross the world




books

’Poet X’ is gorgeous and inspiring




‘Squid Game’ shows Korea’s growing soft power




Inflation has become the No 1 threat




Covid fight requires more than vaccines




Reading is best in print, not on screen




Why Russia may invade Ukraine




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‘Fifth Estate’ about Assange and WikiLeaks




kabul chronicle

'I don’t know what’s going to happen'




Brazil shows how to drop fossil fuels




Success – a definition




Data is the oil of this century




French nonbinary pronoun sparks debate




Christmas is made in China




Covid’s Greek names aim to avoid confusion




History’s fake news rhyme




Covid mutations causing concern




Oil prices lead to emergency measure by Biden




Sweden gets its first woman prime minister, kind of




Right-wing radicalism rises among UK youth




Cryptos continue march towards mainstream




Testosterone is key in debate on transgender athletes




Women’s tennis stands up to China




Gen Z’s income will surpass Millennials’




You’re tougher than you think




Life and work will move to the metaverse




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This is Earth after global warming




Money talk nowadays is all about ‘tapering’




Lagos to become world’s biggest city




Universities fail to counter sexual misconduct




Tips for academic success




Africa will suffer most from global warming




Countries are bringing back the military draft




Attention shoppers! Expect higher prices and shortages




Insects as food is a growing market




Europe fears winter is coming




Haiti’s misfortunes began with slavery and colonialism




books

‘World According to Xi’ gives an intro to China




Investigation shows how politicians hide their money




The Moon is Moving Away From Earth




Wall Street banker says we must protect nature




Germany enters uncertain future after elections




‘Default’ is a word making headlines




Climate may be changing birds’ bodies




UK faces storm of economic troubles




Evergrande’s debt troubles burden the world




EU left with tough choices after US submarine deal




Food prices become global threat




Facebook knows Instagram can hurt teens




CO2 capturing station opens in Iceland




Israel prosecutes children in military courts




China gets stronger in international law




Language evolves instead of deteriorates, tbh




El Salvador is first to adopt Bitcoin as currency




More Americans identify as multiracial




How to fight procrastination




North Africa’s press freedom is hurting




Covid mutations may become new Deltas




A person could live up to 150 years




China extends limits to minors’ gaming time




Cryptocurrency addiction is growing




McDonald’s runs out of milkshakes due to Brexit




Europe follows US military lead




Ikea starts selling renewable energy




Tips for better Internet search results




change makers

Teens are creating platform for paid internships




Coffee’s history has been bumpy




Amazon makes money everywhere




Malala documentary shows Taliban horrors




July 2021 was Earth’s hottest month on record




Covid delta outbreak hurts shipping




Future of Earth’s climate is in humans’ hands




New York is getting its first woman governor




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‘The Road’ helps visualize a post-apocalyptic world




The Taliban are taking back Afghanistan




opinion

Uber is failing its own non-discrimination policy




Natural gas causes friction between US and Europe




Plastic waste’s alarming numbers




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‘Tyrant’ documentary gives a cheat sheet to politics




Music as a drug




Mexico wants US to keep out




Victoria’s Secret seeks to redefine what sexy is




How you react is what matters




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‘Sevan’ by teen author Derek Schmitz: An excerpt




Borrowing cash helps the superrich avoid taxes




change makers

Teens Paris and Avril team up to end exclusion




WhyFI Matter$

Netflix vs Blockbuster teaches valuable lesson




South Asia’s monsoons to become more extreme




Google to suggest gender-neutral language




Color psychology plays key role in sneaker design




Getting closer to making ecocide a crime




Follow your interests and do what motivates you




Five megatrends shaping the world




Spanish Civil War teen fighter dies




Twenty companies make half the plastic waste




Some facts on menstruation



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