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Why This World Food Prize Winner Wants You To Reconsider Anchovies

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Shakuntala Thilsted, one of the world's leading researchers of fish as a source of nutritious food, is the first woman of Asian heritage to receive the World Food Prize.

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Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 100 Million Mark For Infections

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.

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Ghana Greets Historic Vaccine Delivery With A Dose Of Skepticism

Thursday, March 04, 2021

It's the first country to receive free vaccines from the COVAX program. But that shipment of 600,000 can't protect a nation of 30 million. And conspiracy theories about the vaccine are swirling.

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'Why Is A Red Stain A Disaster?' Tips On Fighting Period Stigma (Plus A Zine!)

Friday, February 19, 2021

That's the question that researcher Inga Winkler of Columbia University asks. She shares advice on how to overcome feelings of shame and embarrassment about menstruation.

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What A 30,000-Person Survey Reveals About Day-To-Day Life In The Pandemic

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The responses reveal the impact on living standards in nine low- and middle-income countries — and may help governments find a way to help citizens most in need.

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The Pandemic Pushed This Farmer Into Deep Poverty. Then Something Amazing Happened

Monday, February 15, 2021

Togo wanted to distribute millions of dollars to its citizens in dire straits. There was just one daunting problem: How could it identify the neediest of the needy?

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WHO Is Fighting False COVID Info On Social Media. How's That Going?

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

A year ago, the World Health Organization declared war on misinformation by partnering with Big Tech, from Facebook to Twitter to ... Uber. They're sending out public health messages. Who's tuning in?

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Our Top Global Stories Of 2020 Not About The Pandemic

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Beyoncé's Africa video, Inuit advice on raising kids without yelling and ... locusts! Here's the surprising mix of stories Goats and Soda readers loved in 2020 that have nothing to do with COVID-19.

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11 Original NPR Comics That Brought Joy, Hope And Help During The Pandemic

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

In 2020, NPR created and published more than a dozen comics for the pandemic — everything from how to explain it to kids to how to help the older people in your life.

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COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

It's been months of the pandemic and you might be feeling frustrated or upset. But there are lots of different ways to deal with your worries — like giving yourself a big hug!

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A Comic Just For Kids: How To Stay Safe From The Coronavirus

Monday, November 16, 2020

A zine and comic guide on how kids can protect themselves from COVID-19. Wear a mask. Stay 6 feet apart. And try not to pick your nose.

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Report: The Pandemic Is Not Good For Freedom And Democracy. But There Are Exceptions

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A survey from the nonpartisan group Freedom House finds that democracy and human rights have lost ground in 80 countries — and even calls the U.S. to task. But there are bright spots.

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Need A Reminder Of How Gorgeous Earth Is? Peep These Photo Award Winners

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Awash in color, texture and movement, the winners of the Siena International Photo Awards offer a nostalgic glimpse of life before the pandemic.

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Older People, Got A Pandemic Problem? A Club To Help You Figure It Out — Yourself

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Vietnam's Intergenerational Self Help Clubs encourage older people in the neighborhood to find solutions to their own challenges, whether it's feeling lonely or needing a little extra cash.

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Reader Tips: 9 Ways To Bring Joy And Care To Older People In The Pandemic

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Write postcards on a weekly basis. Go for scenic drives. Schedule virtual TV time. Use family history as a topic for virtual lessons.

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How To Care For Older People In The Pandemic (And A Printable Guide!)

Friday, September 04, 2020

Three experts share advice on how to help the older people in our lives — parents, grandparents, neighbors, relatives, friends — feel comfortable and safe in the pandemic.

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'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43

Friday, August 28, 2020

A statement posted to the actor's Twitter on Friday said Boseman had battled colon cancer for the last four years.

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We Asked, You Answered: How Should Beyoncé Portray Africa In 'Black Is King'?

Sunday, August 16, 2020

NPR readers share their thoughts about the megastar's movie-length music video, which pulled heavily from African culture, imagery, dancing and music.

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Girls, Has The Pandemic Made You Think Of Quitting School? Call Your Mentor

Monday, July 27, 2020

In Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, counselors guide girls as they face tough choices during the coronavirus crisis — from giving up on their education to opting for early marriage.

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Prize-Winning Phone Pix Dial Up Moments Of Freedom And Serenity

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The winners of the iPhone Photography Awards for best photos taken by an iPhone or iPad were announced this week. They span the globe and the range of human emotion.

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