October 18, 2023

Denver Gave People $1,000 a Month, Led to Reduced Homelessness and Increased Full-Time Employment

Homelessness is an issue that many cities are trying to address and solve. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, a study found that a little help can put those in a vulnerable position on the right track. A project carried out by the Denver Basic Income Project found that direct cash assistance reduced homelessness, improved mental health, and increased employment among unhoused people in the city.

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October 10, 2023

National Emergency Alert Test Outs Amish Men as Smartphone Owners, Gets Them Shunned

On October 4, FEMA emitted a national emergency alert test, causing every smartphone and device in the U.S. to go off—even those set on vibrate. While it was an awkward inconvenience or a bit of a jump-scare for some, for one group in particular, it meant trouble. According to reports by ex-Amish TikToker Eli Yoder, some Amish men were “shunned’ by the church after the alert revealed which of them owned a smartphone.

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September 29, 2023

Iconic Sycamore Gap Tree Near Hadrian’s Wall Was Discovered Cut Down

When we think of iconic landmarks, manmade structures are usually the first ones that come to mind. However, natural wonders like Mount Fuji in Japan and the Grand Canyon in the United States are so well known that they are also symbolic of their countries. In the UK, the Sycamore Gap Tree—named after its position between two hills—was one such landmark.

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September 22, 2023

Linguists Discover “Miami English” as New Language Dialect Thriving in Southern Florida

All languages have nuances. Though we may study grammar and vocabulary in school, languages are not set in stone—they are alive. It's this evolving quality that allows us to build new terms that best express our current reality or add new meanings to the words we already have. This mutation of speech goes even further, constructing new dialects as a result of an ever-changing society.

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