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IRS building (© AP Images)

Each spring, Americans brace for Tax Day

On October 3, 1913, President Wilson signed a law establishing the national income tax. Income taxes remain a vital source of federal revenue.
Man drawing X's over outlines of nuclear warheads, with three people pushing missile to the trash (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

A treaty saved the world? Some think this one did. [video]

50 years ago, nuclear technologies were spreading and doomsday predictions abounded. Thanks to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, disaster was averted.

The tiny atom delivers big benefits in unexpected ways

Peaceful nuclear technology has been improving people’s lives for 50 years, thanks to the cooperation made possible by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Four female U.S. Supreme Court justices (© AP Images)

How a cowgirl from Arizona leaped barriers to make history

In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman judge on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her story shows how education can empower women to become leaders.

On Thanksgiving, more Americans are thinking organic, natural and local

Agriculture in the U.S. is shifting. More Americans are becoming conscious consumers and turning to farmers who use natural, organic practices.

The founder of a socially conscious startup shares her secrets for...

As a business owner, “the more you fail, the more opportunities you have to succeed,” says social entrepreneur Saran Kaba Jones.

Bootstrap funding or venture capital: What’s right for your startup?

Startups require capital to turn a product idea into reality. The question for entrepreneurs is: Should you self-finance or look for formal investors?

The world needs your help fighting climate change

The upcoming climate-change negotiations won’t be enough to combat the biggest threat to future generations. The world's relying on people like you to help.

Here’s how to put the ‘you’ in U.N.

The United Nations wants to hear from you and the 1.8 billion young people in the world. Here are some tips on how you can get involved.