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    Getting Jobbed

    Harpers // October, 2015

    The real face of welfare reform.

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    Women Working Wonders (Download PDF)

    More // July/August 2015

    Intractable problems. Impossible situations. Giant barriers facing kids around the world. These five crusaders refuse to stand by and do nothing. (Guest-Edited by Michelle Obama)

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    Legacy of Campus Rape (Download PDF)

    More // February, 2015

    Sexual assault at colleges isn't new. And it's not about young women who binge drink or wear tight clothing. Here, a prominent feminist examines the phenomenon—and survivors of all ages reveal how an attack changed their lives.

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    Saving The Smallest Hearts (Download PDF)

    Parade // August, 2014

    Virginia Sole-Smith thought her baby was healthy—until a routine doctor’s visit revealed a heart defect so severe it could have been fatal within hours. The screening test every parent needs to know about.

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    The Giving Season

    Parents // December, 2013

    More than 20 percent of U.S. children are living in poverty. We found eight charities helping them that really stand out. This year, why not put what you'd spend on a couple of holiday presents toward one of these worthy causes?

  • Harpers "The Pink Pyramid: Paying to Play in Mary Kay" by Virginia Sole-Smith, August 2012

    The Pink Pyramid

    Harpers // August, 2012

    Paying to play in Mary Kay.

  • Parents: "The Hungry House" by Virginia Sole-Smith, July 2011

    The Hungry House (Download PDF)

    Parents // July, 2011

    Right here in the United States, one in four children don't have enough to eat. The impact this has on their health, their development — their future — is staggering.

  • Elle: "Washington's Connected Women" by Virginia Sole-Smith, September 2008

    The Most Connected Women in Washington (Download PDF)

    Elle // September, 2008

    Our survey of influence and power in the capital, from Hillary Clinton to Arianna Huffington.

  • Seventeen: Vote for Them! by Virginia Sole-Smith, 2004

    Election '04: Vote For Them! (Download PDF)

    Seventeen // January, 2004

    Well... they're not running for office. (We wish.) But these young activists offer every reason to exercise your political muscle.

  • The Progressive: "Mexico's Squid Sweatshops" by Virginia Sole-Smith, May 2010

    Mexico's Squid Sweatshops (Download PDF)

    The Progressive // May, 2010

    Much of the squid sold in the USA was processed in horrendous conditions in Mexico. (Research supported by The Investigative Fund.)