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Brian S. McGrath

Brian McGrath is Senior Editor of TIME Edge. He joined the staff in 2015. During his 20 years of classroom experience, he has been a middle school ELA teacher in the New York City public schools, a writing instructor at the Univeristy of Arizona and Rutgers University, and a literature professor at Claremont McKenna College. Brian holds a PhD in literature from Rutgers University, in New Jersey. He spends his free time reading, writing essays, and visiting art museums.

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World

Population Rise

December 2, 2022

The world population reached 8 billion in November, according to the United Nations. This was not a surprise. People are living longer, thanks in part to better healthcare. But more people could mean fewer resources in poorer countries. Parts of…

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Opinion

Should Kids Have Smartphones?

November 10, 2022

Take a look at this photo. Remind you of anyone? Common Sense Media says that 43% of kids 8 to 12 now own a smartphone. Is that a good thing? Many young people tell TIME for Kids that smartphones help…

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United States

Americans Vote in Midterms

November 9, 2022

On November 8, Americans voted in the 2022 midterm elections. These are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term, in order to elect members of the United States Congress. This branch of government represents the states in the federal…

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Media Literacy

Musk Buys Twitter

November 4, 2022

Elon Musk became the owner of Twitter on October 27. Musk also runs the electric carmaker Tesla and the rocket company SpaceX. He paid $44 billion for the social-media company. Many are wondering how Twitter will change. Musk has said…

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Science

The Survivor

October 20, 2022

Last year, NASA sent a supply craft to the International Space Station (ISS). Its cargo included thousands of tardigrades. One of these creatures could fit on the tip of a pencil. They’re found just about anywhere­: in oceans, trees, and…

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World

Peace Prize Winners

October 14, 2022

The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize winners have been announced. They all work in support of human rights. Ales Bialiatski is a founder of a pro-democracy movement in Belarus. Memorial is a Russian group. And the Center for Civil Liberties works…

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Science

Insects Up Close

October 13, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Where does inspiration come from? Levon Biss found it while looking…

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United States

After the Hurricane

October 7, 2022

Rescue missions continue after Hurricane Ian. The storm hit Florida on September 28 as a Category 4 hurricane. For days afterward, water levels kept rising. Flooding prevented rivers from emptying into the sea. Deanne Criswell heads the Federal Emergency Management…

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World

Queen Elizabeth Dies

September 16, 2022

This article was originally published on September 9. It was updated on September 16. On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral castle, in Scotland. She was 96. She was Great Britain’s head of state for 70 years. “You…

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United States

By the Numbers

September 15, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? As a kid, Gil Bransford dreamed of being a sports announcer…

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