August 19, 2019

Watch Gymnast Simone Biles’ Epic Triple-Double Move in Mesmerizing Slow Motion

Even if competitive sports aren’t your thing, you’ve probably heard of American gymnast Simone Biles. During the 2016 Rio Games, she became the 5th female gymnast ever to win four gold medals at a single Olympics. If that wasn’t impressive enough, last week at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, the 22-year-old made history by becoming the first woman in the world to land a triple-double in competition.

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August 8, 2019

Ethiopia May Have Set a World Record By Planting 350 Million Trees in Just 12 Hours

Forests cover about 30% of our planet’s land mass, but ever since humans started cutting down trees, the “lungs of the world” have been disappearing at an alarming rate. Deforestation has had a devastating effect on the habitats of wildlife, weather patterns, and even climate change. Although human impact is to blame, people all over the world are now taking action, with a shared goal to restore their local forests and landscapes.

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July 23, 2019

New Law Allows Students in Oregon to Take Mental Health Days Off from School

The social stigma surrounding mental health is slowly subsiding, but many people still feel guilty about taking time off from work or school when they’re feeling down. Mental health is just as important as our physical health—that’s why a group of teen activists championed for a new state law that allows students in Oregon to take leave from school for mental or behavioral health.

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