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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, and a designer arranged them on the page. A lot goes into producing a…


Inside the Crayola Factory

September 14, 2018

Step into the Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania. Here, humming machines and bustling workers crank out about 180 crayons a minute. In a year, the Crayola company produces nearly 3 billion of the colorful wax sticks. They’re used by people…


Young Game Changers

Brainstorming a Business

June 21, 2018

Have you ever chewed a piece of gum only to be disappointed when it lost its flavor after a few minutes? If so, you’re not alone. A group of students from Emerson Elementary School, in Oakland, California, also find…


TFK Explains: The Facebook Data Breach

April 13, 2018

What exactly happened? In 2014, a political data company based in the United Kingdom 
gained access to personal information about Facebook users. The company, Cambridge Analytica, used that information to get to know many American voters. Its purpose was to…


Lego Goes Green

April 5, 2018

Lego bricks are among the world’s most popular toys. But fans might be surprised to learn that the process for making the colorful playthings—as with many other toys—is harmful to the environment. That’s because Legos are made with plastic derived…


Super Business Girl

November 3, 2017

ASIA NEWSON starts each weekday at 5:00 a.m. First, the 14-year-old helps her sister get ready for school. Then she eats breakfast and hops on a school bus in Detroit, Michigan, her hometown. After school, Asia stays for dance or…


Sports Inc.

October 16, 2017

Joey Erace knocks pitch after pitch into the netting of his $15,000 backyard batting cage in southern New Jersey. His private hitting coach tells him to shorten his stride. The coach is charging $100 for this hour-long evening batting practice.…



Slime Business

April 21, 2017

Nadia Abadzis has been making slime for a few months. "My favorite was a velvety purple color," she says. "It looked really pretty." The sixth grader from Union City, New Jersey, has created glossy slime, clear slime, and fluffy slime.…