Why a period of 1,000 days determines a person’s long-term health and prosperity—and why this has become one of the biggest new ideas in international development. (The Atlantic)

What refugee life looks like for many LGBT people who have fled Uganda. (Buzzfeed)

What if the middle class moved into public housing? (Hazlitt)

Why reopening schools in the Central African Republic—and making sure they’re safe—should be an international priority. (Foreign Policy)

Postcards from American cities in decline. (Mother Jones)

A look inside the art of the civil rights movement. (Colorlines)

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