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Why Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day
Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day. Why? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs: Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

The Basic Financial Tool That Can Help the Unemployed Find Better Jobs
Gillian B. White, The Atlantic

Without credit, they’re more likely to settle for lower-paying gigs.

Why we still haven’t made much progress on the world’s deadliest environmental problem
Brad Plumer, Vox

Indoor air pollution gets surprisingly little attention for such a lethal public health problem. It kills more people each year than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined, but few countries treat it as a crisis on the same level.

McDonald’s ex-CEO just revealed a terrifying reality for fast-food workers
Kate Taylor, Business Insider

“It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging french fries,” former McDonald’s USA CEO Ed Rensi said in an interview on Tuesday on the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.”

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).