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One-third of the world’s poor were not born in poverty. They fell into it.

Photo of Nicaraguan children living in a garbage dump by Feed My Starving Children via Flickr

Nicaraguan garbage-pickers are smiling.

Photo of Kabul cityscape by Ed Ledford via Flickr

The Afghan economy isn’t strong enough to stand on its own.

Photo of simit by Ming-yen Hsu via Flickr

Simit, the street food standby, is under threat.

Photo of pills making an "@" sign by via Flickr

Swallow at your own risk.

Photo of psychologist Daniel Kahneman by LSE in Pictures via Flickr

Does hearing words such as “wrinkles” and “Florida” make you walk like an old person?

Aerial photo of the Amazon Rainforest by Neil Palmer (CIAT) via Flickr

The folly of neo-environmentalism.

Photo of the 11th Edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica by Stewart Butterfield via Flickr

Print encyclopedias once occupied a privileged cultural position—even if owners seldom consulted them.

On the unlikely origins of the slide guitar.