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Find the Facts

January 16, 2020

More than half of teens learn about the news from social-media sources and YouTube videos. That’s according to a 2019 Common Sense Media survey. But the information on those sites is not always trustworthy. “There’s more misinformation out there than…



Holiday Sales Set Records

December 6, 2019

The holiday shopping season is off to a record-breaking start, says Adobe Analytics. The company tracks sales at 80 of the top 100 online stores in the U.S. According to Adobe, online shoppers spent $7.4 billion the day after Thanksgiving.…

Food and Nutrition

Fighting Food Ads

December 4, 2019

Food companies engineer junk food to make it addictive. They label their products to make them seem healthier than they are. And their advertisements target children. This is what students in a Texas middle school learned. They were taking part…



Crochet Away!

November 26, 2019

“Hello, crochet friends!” That’s how Jonah Larson, 11, starts his popular online crochet videos. Jonah lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He’s been crocheting since he was 5. Crocheting involves looping yarn with a hooked needle. This makes a fabric. How…



GM Strike Ends

November 1, 2019

General Motors (GM) workers approved a new contract with the company on October 26. This ended a 40-day autoworker strike. When employees have a dispute with their employer, they may go on strike. They protest by refusing to work. The…


Dolls for All

October 17, 2019

Not long ago, toy stores had separate aisles for boys and girls. People spoke out against this, and retailers listened. Target, for example, got rid of boys’ and girls’ toy sections in 2015. Then people started paying closer attention to…


Off the Charts

September 5, 2019

Most hit songs follow a formula set by the music industry. But streaming and social media have changed this. Rising stars can now find fans without support from the music industry. No one understands this better than Lil Nas…


Trick or Treat for All

July 24, 2019

Large retail stores are already gearing up for Halloween. But many of the costumes they sell aren’t suitable for everyone. Children with disabilities often have a hard time finding costumes that fit their needs. One big brand is doing its…


The Price of Pollution

June 4, 2019

A federal court in Miami, Florida, has ordered Carnival Corporation to pay a $20 million penalty. Years ago, the cruise ship company was ordered to stop polluting the ocean. The court says the company has continued to do so. In…


Making a Magazine

December 5, 2018

Take a close look at this page. The words you’re reading were written by a writer and revised by editors. Photographers shot the photos you see. A designer arranged them on the page. A lot goes into producing a magazine.…