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Chris Higgins

Title Blogger
Organization mental_floss

Chris Higgins is the author of The Blogger Abides, a book largely based on his experience writing a daily column for mental_floss for the past six years. He also writes for This American Life, The Atlantic, Breakfast on Mars, and The Magazine. You can follow his adventures on (He's also grudgingly present on Google+.)

Posts By Chris Higgins

Myth-Busting Poverty and Health

In today's Gates Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates make a convincing argument that, in many ways, the world is better than it has ever been. I agree. Life ain't perfect, but suffering and death are decreasing.

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5 Inspiring People Living With Polio

A look at five people living with polio in America and around the world—and why their work to end polio is at a crucial moment.

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11 Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2014

Although the news often focuses on doom and gloom, there is plenty of good news around the world. As we head into 2014, here are 11 reasons to be optimistic.

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5 Last-Minute Charitable Gifts

Learn how to get a goat for a family in need, help a U.S. public school teacher, or educate a child overseas. Best of all—you can do it online, right now.

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6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking)

In a world where more people have access to a cell phone than a toilet, we have to ask: what are all those phones doing? And are they really making a difference?

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