Two More Years For Real ID

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Monday, December 5, 2022 1:34 PM Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced it is pushing back the deadline that will require travelers to have identification that is Real ID compliant. Initally, this deadline was scheduled for May 3, 2023, but has officially been pushed back to May 7, 2025. Head over to CBS News for more on what this change means, and why the DHS made this decision. 

Meet Viva Magenta

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Friday, December 2, 2022 1:27 PM Last week, Pantone announced its color of the year for 2023: Viva Magenta. Head over to the Pantone website for more on Viva Magenta, why it was chosen and what trends might follow. 

The Eruption of Mauna Loa

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Thursday, December 1, 2022 1:22 PM Earlier this week, the world's largest active volcano erupted. Mauna Loa, which is part of Hawaii's Big Island, erupted this week for the first time since 1984. Head over to the BBC to see some stunning images from the eruption, and to learn more about what this means for humans and wildlife in the area. 

The 4 Day Work Week Works Well

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022 12:59 PM A six-month four day work week trial has come to an end. The pilot program included 33 companies and 903 workers, and after six months none said they wanted to return to a five day work week. Head over to CNN for more details on this trial, how things changed and what might come next. 

A Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Possible

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:05 PM It’s widely known that the flu virus is tricky—and malleable. The virus changes and adapts constantly, which is why we need to get a new vaccine every year, and one of the reasons why we can still get the flu even when we’ve had the shot. But we might just be getting closer to a universal flu vaccine. Head over to The New York Times for more.

From Monkeypox to Mpox

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Monday, November 28, 2022 11:51 AM This week, the World Health Organization announced that use of the word "monkeypox" will be phased out, replaced with "mpox." This change aims to combat "racist and stigmatizing language," WHO said. In addition, WHO reports that "In several meetings, public and private, a number of individuals and countries raised concerns and asked WHO to propose a way forward to change the name." Head over to the WHO website for more on this important name change.

Avoiding Food Waste at the Holidays

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:12 AM With the holiday season comes lots and lots of food—sometimes even too much. Head over to the New York Times for tips and tricks on how to avoid food waste this holiday season, from meal planning through donating.

The World Cup Pay Day

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:57 AM As millions tune into the World Cup, you might find yourself wondering just how much soccer players make while representing their country on the world stage. Well, the answer varies depending on country and overall success in the tournament. Head over to Forbes for more. 

Turkey Time

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Monday, November 21, 2022 2:33 PM Thanksgiving is almost here, and it turns out that turkeys are actually particularly interesting animals. Head over to Mental Floss to learn more about turkeys, from where they get their name to how to keep yourself safe from a wild, angry turkey.

Headed to the Moon

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Friday, November 18, 2022 11:05 AM Last week, NASA's Artemis I began its journey to the moon. Today, the unmanned rocket is expected to pass within 60 miles of the moon, where it will orbit for a few weeks before coming back to Earth. Head over to The New York Times for more on this special mission and how it will help NASA's plan to get human beings back on the moon in the coming years.

An Accessible Holiday

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Thursday, November 17, 2022 11:46 AM With the holiday season fast approaching, many people are deep in holiday shopping mode. Head over to American Printing House for an in-depth list of some amazing, accessible holiday gifts for people who are blind or visually impaired of any age.

Meet La Phryge Olympique

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022 9:54 AM La Phryge Olympique, the mascot for the 2024 summer Olypmics in Paris, has officially arrived. Unlike a typical animal mascot, the French mascot is a Phrygian cap: a three-pointed hat often associated with the French (and American) Revolution. Head over to The New York Times to learn more about the history of this unique mascot.

The World Hits 8 Billion

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 10:08 AM This week, the UN estimated that the global population has officially hit 8 billion people. As Forbes reports, this happens just 11 years after the world hit the 7 billion population mark, and can be attributed to longer life expectancies thanks to advancements in health and technology. Head over to Forbes for a look at the major takeaways from the UN's announcement, including where most of the population growth is happening, what global life expectancies look like now and more. 

Getting Ready for Giving Tuesday

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Monday, November 14, 2022 3:16 PM Giving Tuesday, scheduled for November 29 this year, is coming up quickly. Head over to the Giving Tuesday website for everything you need to know to get ready for the day of fundraising, from sample social media posts to press releases and everything in between.

A Look at the 'Blood Moon'

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Friday, November 11, 2022 2:57 PM Last week, skywatchers were treated to the final total lunar eclipse until 2025. Head over to Forbes for some stunning images from the 86-minute lunar spectacular.