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142 days ago

Systems, Mistakes, and the Sea

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144 days ago

False Idol — Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump

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249 days ago

The absence of community meant that whatever culture did exist in the South was crudely romantic: “Every wish of the Southerner is imperative; every belief undoubted; every hate, vengeful; every love, fiery. . . . He seems crazy for blood. Intensity of personal pride—pride in anything a man has, or which connects itself with him, is more commonly evident.”

Olmsted’s Trip

newyorker.com

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333 days ago

Guantánamo’s Darkest Secret

newyorker.com

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409 days ago

TEAM BECKY!

The Hero the WWE Needs

slate.com

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432 days ago

The Sugar Conspiracy

getpocket.com

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449 days ago

Marie Kondo’s brilliant interpreter is the unsung hero of the KonMari phenomenon

qz.com

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450 days ago

Misery likes a scapegoat: heads, blame machines; tails, foreigners. But is the present alarm warranted? Panic is not evidence of danger; it’s evidence of panic.

Are Robots Competing for Your Job?

newyorker.com

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469 days ago

Abolish Billionaires

nytimes.com

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501 days ago

What’s worse, the feeling of accomplishment that follows an exhausting task — passing the final! Finishing the massive work project! — never comes. “The exhaustion experienced in burnout combines an intense yearning for this state of completion with the tormenting sense that it cannot be attained,

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

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731 days ago

Abby Wambach to Barnard’s Class of 2018: ‘Demand the ball’

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748 days ago

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

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757 days ago

A Devastating, Overdue National Memorial to Lynching Victims

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759 days ago

At a Private Meeting in Illinois, a Group of Evangelicals Tried to Save Their Movement from Trumpism

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764 days ago

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

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794 days ago

Handel’s “Messiah,” on Skid Row

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897 days ago

This went from “haha too real” to “agh omg too real” so fast.

Cat Person

newyorker.com

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901 days ago

What One Author Learned From Her Mother’s Struggle With Dementia

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955 days ago

This is an adorable classroom project.

Archeology in an East Village Classroom

newyorker.com

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955 days ago

My great-grandmother was an immigrant from Finland, and I like to think she would appreciate the sassy Finnish pride in this article.

The Finnish Obsession with Sweating

newyorker.com

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997 days ago

Knowing this, we do not have to wait to point out that comparisons between Confederate and The Man in the High Castle are fatuous. Nazi Germany was also defeated. But while its surviving leadership was put on trial before the world, not one author of the Confederacy was convicted of treason. Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop was hanged at Nuremberg. Confederate General John B. Gordon became a senator. Germany has spent the decades since World War II in national penance for Nazi crimes. America spent the decades after the Civil War transforming Confederate crimes into virtues. It is illegal to fly the Nazi flag in Germany. The Confederate flag is enmeshed in the state flag of Mississippi.

The Lost Cause Rides Again

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998 days ago

'We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation'

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998 days ago

'We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation'

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1073 days ago

Lovely words from a lovely designer.

Design and Vulnerability

medium.com

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1096 days ago

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

gawker.com

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1097 days ago

One More Thing

wired.com

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1097 days ago

if Johnson's personal magnetism were any stronger, birds in his vicinity might plummet from the sky, their internal navigation mechanisms thrown off by the force of his personality.

Dwayne Johnson for President!

gq.com

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1107 days ago

The best definition of burnout I’ve come across is a chronic state of being out of sync with one or more aspects of your life.

Recovering from Burnout

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1108 days ago

This Is the Coolest Engineering in This Year’s Met Gala Gowns

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1115 days ago

Brad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man

gq.com

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1127 days ago

How Poverty Changes the Brain

theatlantic.com

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1131 days ago

Surround Yourself with People Who Hold You to a Higher Standard than You Hold Yourself

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1135 days ago

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

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1137 days ago

A Eulogy for Crayola’s Dandelion

nytimes.com

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1152 days ago

A Brief History of the Pencil

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1159 days ago

And Fisher’s heroic shamelessness—the fact that she never toned it down, never apologized for taking up space, never repented for the sin of being a flawed, human woman in the public eye—was never more evident, or more admirable, than in her advocacy for people with mental illness.

Carrie Fisher’s most feminist act was her frankness about being bipolar in a world where women are called “crazy”

qz.com

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1161 days ago

Every memory researcher I have ever spoken to describes our memories as the things that define us; they are us. There is a reason that people are more afraid of dementia than cancer. When someone you love dies, you fear the day you will forget how they laughed or the sound of their voice, because you will. It hurts to think of all the wonderful, thrilling, important, terrible, devastating things we’ve forgotten.

Total recall: the people who never forget

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1167 days ago

"Desire lines" is my new favorite term.

Tracing (and Erasing) New York’s Lines of Desire

newyorker.com

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1167 days ago

Oof, talk about putting things in perspective. (How this applies to relationships is really interesting. Keep reading.)

I read about five books a year, so even though it feels like I’ll read an endless number of books in the future, I actually have to choose only 300 of all the books out there to read and accept that I’ll sign off for eternity without knowing what goes on in all the rest.

The Tail End

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1167 days ago

I know that giving in is just a band-aid, which can’t replace the stitches some of my problems need to be fixed up. I don’t want a band-aid. I want a resolution. Until that day comes, I’m steering clear of my cravings and moving in the direction of my self-care practice.

Treating Yourself is Not the Answer

caitflanders.com

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1174 days ago

The Anatomy of Charisma

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1191 days ago

There is no more tenuous comfort than that which rests on the possibility of another’s remorse. In psychoanalysis, events are reconstructed in the knowledge of their outcome: The therapeutic properties of narrative lie in its capacity to ascribe meaning to sufferings that at the time seemed to have no purpose. The liberal elite are in shock; they fall upon the notion of the victors’ regret as a palliative for their mental distress, but because the referendum result is irreversible, this narrative must adopt the form of tragedy.

The Age of Rudeness

nytimes.com

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1205 days ago

If you’re a writer, write articles shedding light on important issues, convincing the other side or rallying your allies to action. If you’re an artist, make art with a conscience. Teachers can bring social justice into your curriculum. Lawyers can volunteer at free legal clinics, write amicus briefs, do pro bono work. Like to argue? Be the one who calls out the sexist comment at a dinner party when everyone else doesn’t know how to react. Love to bake? Bring cookies to activist meetings and homeless shelters. No matter what your passion is, there’s a way to use it for good and have a great time doing it.

How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind

medium.com

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1205 days ago

Day in the Life: Merriam-Webster's social media manager subtweets truth to power

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1231 days ago

I related to this so much. I am a giver who struggled for many years with burnout and working among takers. This talk helped me identify and put into words why that was so hard and why it shouldn't happen in healthy workplaces.

Are you a giver or a taker?

ted.com

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1231 days ago

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

fastcompany.com

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1237 days ago

We asked 86 burglars how they broke into homes

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1304 days ago

Bluegrass and Big Data

newyorker.com

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1311 days ago

The Pot-Belly of Ignorance

medium.com

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1322 days ago

Trump Shows His Inner Dictator

newyorker.com

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