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An unbias search engine, type as activism, and a credit card that tracks your carbon footprint

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A search engine filter that destroys cultural biases? Very cool

“Only 10% of search results for ‘CEO’ depict women, despite women comprising 28% of the occupation...When you search ‘great hair’ or ‘perfect hair,’ the results prioritize white women with sleek locks. Our search engine algorithms are capturing our stereotypes and serving them back to us in the form of biased results...As a browser extension, S.H.E. operates on the search backend, filtering and repositioning results to yield more equalized, accurate representations.” Well, we think this is pretty damn cool.

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“Why escaping from strong opinions will make us weaker”

Gabriel Vasquez argues that in the midst of what he calls “cancel culture,” controversial topics are being discussed behind closed doors, in our own bubbles, instead of in “healthy, public discourse.” Do you agree?

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Exploring the history and abuses of the US criminal justice system through type

Redaction was created to explore “the failings of state and federal court systems.” Trust us, you’ll want to read more about this.

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A credit card that tracks your carbon footprint? Sweden just gets it, you know

Want a credit card that tracks the carbon dioxide emissions of your purchases, and caps the climate impact of your spending? Yeah, us too. Share the love, Sweden!

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Can constraints boost creativity?

“In web development, the sheer volume of things to learn can be overwhelming. Pair this with anxiety and a tendency to procrastinate and you’ve got the perfect recipe for doing absolutely nothing.” Yikes. Cassie Evans is here to help—watch her talk through how restriction can be a good thing.

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A word from the Nickelodeon Super Toy Run winners 20 years post-haul

“[I grabbed] a combo pool and air-hockey table and ping-pong table. There were several Power Wheels. Big playhouses. Stuff like that. Thinking back on it, I really should have just gone to town on those.” Remember when Toys ‘R Us and Nickelodeon teamed up and gave kids free rein to get whatever they wanted in a store? Us too.