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What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future

The overall nomadic stance is this: I need to carry little to nothing because the environment will provide all I need. I will grab a stick to make a tool and once used, I discard it. If I need the tool again, I’ll get another stick. I consume on demand. I leave behind the unneeded. Call it the nomadix age.


The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

In 2017, Dungeons & Dragons, a game played outside the realm of the Internet, can feel slightly rebellious, or at least pleasantly out of place.


Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.


Young Subscribers Flock to Old Media

Shunning Trump, the millennial generation does what it once resisted: pay for news.


Consumer Bureau Loses Fight to Allow More Class-Action Suits

The overturning of the rule, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-to-50 tie, will further loosen regulation of Wall Street as the Trump administration and Republicans move to roll back Obama-era policies enacted in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. By defeating the rule, Republicans are dismantling a major effort of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the watchdog created by Congress in the aftermath of the mortgage mess.


The Rich History of Color, and Why It’s So Hard to Choose a Favorite

When I get asked what my favorite color is – and this has happened a lot over the past few months – giving a consistent answer isn’t easy.


Robert Sapolsky's Behave Is a Tour De Force of Science Writing

You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of.


'Reality Shrivels. This Is Your Life Now': 88 Days Trapped in Bed to Save a Pregnancy

Months before she was due to give birth, disaster struck for Katherine Heiny. Doctors ordered her to lie on her side in bed and not move – and gave her a 1% chance of carrying her baby to term.


12 Everyday Stretches That Will Help You Stay Flexible and Fit at Any Age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from. But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?


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