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The U.N. plan to improve the world by 2030 is failing. Does that make it a failure?

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals — starting with an end to poverty — were set in 2015. At the halfway mark, the world is reeling from crises. Progress is stunted. Do the goals still help?


Are you saving enough for college? Here's what to know

As the cost of college continues to rise, families have new questions about how to save up. For answers, we turned to Ron Lieber, author of The Price You Pay For College.


Still there: Alzheimer's has ravaged his mother's memory, but music brings her back

After 18 years of living with Alzheimer's disease, Marti Kaye spends most of her time in a wheelchair, expressionless. That changes the minute her son Adam Kaye starts playing his guitar.


A sculptor and a ceramicist who grapple with race win 2023 Heinz Awards for the Arts

Kevin Beasley and Roberto Lugo are this year's winners of the the Heinz Awards for the Arts, a prestigious prize that comes with a $250,000 cash award.


Dear U.N.: Could you add these 4 overlooked items to the General Assembly agenda?

A physician from Nigeria and a scientist from Kenya propose ideas for the United Nations to consider — issues important in Africa and other regions that are often neglected by global bodies.


Jumping for joy and sisterhood, the 40+ Double Dutch Club holds a playdate for Women

Hundreds of women, aged 40 and older, gathered in Chicago recently to jump rope and play other games from their youth. It was the 3rd national playdate held by the Double Dutch Club.


This rare Bob Ross painting could be yours — for close to $10 million

The late pop culture icon once said he painted over 30,000 works of art in his lifetime, but it's still rare for an authenticated Ross piece to come on the market let alone one with this much history.


A Northern California tribe works to protect traditions in a warming world

The Oak Fire last year threatened the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation's way of life. Now the tribe is restoring ancient heritage sites and cultural practices in collaboration with local agencies.


An unexpected invitation from a stranger changed her life trajectory

In 2013, Alie was having one of the hardest years of her life. Then she got a Facebook message from a generous stranger.


These habits can cut the risk of depression in half, a new study finds

New evidence shows that people who maintain a range of healthy habits, from good sleep to physical activity to strong social connections, are significantly less likely to experience depression.


Snow, scorpions, Dr. Seuss: What Kenyan kids talked about with top U.S. kids' authors

Newbery prize winners Kwame Alexander, a poet, and Jerry Craft, an author and illustrator, went on a mission to Kenya to encourage reading. The kids learned a lot. So did the authors.


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