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Lupita Nyong’o teaches Elmo to love his skin on ‘Sesame Street’

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I seriously hope Sesame Street goes on forever. Sure, it’s incredibly different to the program I grew up watching, but it’s so important for kids to watch programming that’s educational, empathetic and entertaining all at the same time rather than staring at meaningless shit on a glowing screen for hours on end.

Nowadays, Sesame Street relies a lot on celebrities to teach kids important lessons about everything from having a parent in jail to the newest episode, in which Lupita Nyong’o teaches Elmo to love his skin because we all need it to feel things and be ticklish. I love Lupita, and I really loved Sesame Street as a kid, so this is doubly adorable.

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  • I hate that in the new layout you have to click and open a new window to open the top stories. It’s such a hassle. Can you please just list them all like you did with the old layout? If you want to read all the stories it’s exhausting to click through like 10 pages!

    • Let me pass that on to the IT people. We’re working on bringing the “top stories” back in a smaller format at the top of the page; right now, as you can probably tell, the “slider” (what used to be the slider) is homing new content, but we want to be able to highlight the top stories, as well, so it has been noted! (Thanks for the feedback!)

    • Me too. I like the new design and look but I miss just being able to scroll through the posts in chronological order.

      • There is a way to make this happen – we really did want the feedback from you guys as to how you prefer to read it, so I will pass this on to our developers and try to get it back to being a bit easier to read. I feel the same way, from a reader perspective. Thanks for letting me know, guys!

      • Same. It took me a while to realise the top stories are not coming out on the normal layout. I’d rather they did. As for everything else, I really like the new layout though