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How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her
The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated. She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of eager…
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Star Wars Battlefront 2's Single-Player Campaign on Xbox One Has Some Major Bugs
So far most of the conversation around Star Wars Battlefront 2 has concerned the loot boxes and high cost of unlocking heroes . But the version I've been…
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5 days ago
The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem
Almost half the women who get tech jobs eventually leave the field, more than double the percentage of men who do so. Illustration by Anna Parini Audio: Listen…
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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from Sarasota,” and…
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5 days ago
Why we should bury the idea that human rituals are unique – Paige Madison | Aeon Essays
A mysterious cache of bones, recovered from a deep chamber in a South African cave, is challenging long-held beliefs about how a group of bipedal apes developed…
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5 days ago
Fake Friends and Family for Hire
Money may not be able to buy love, but here in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love—and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is…
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11 days ago
Waiting for the End of the World - Los Angeles Review of Books
EARLY IN THE Manhunt: Unabomber miniseries, which first aired on the Discovery Channel in the summer of 2017, there’s a scene where Jim Fitzgerald (played by…
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11 days ago
Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies
Illustration by Adam Maida; Source Photographs by Lenny/IPA/REX/Shutterstock (Argento); Paul Sancya / AP (McGowan); Charles Eshelman / FilmMagic / Getty…
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12 days ago
Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump's America
I f an essay is something essayed – something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience…
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13 days ago
Which is more fundamental: processes or things? – Celso Vieira | Aeon Ideas
Neither half-full nor half-empty. Courtesy Wikipedia Published in association with American Philosophical Association an Aeon Partner Edited by Sam Dresser…
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The Convert
L ate on an August night in 2013, Tania Joya found herself stranded with her husband and three young sons in a Turkish city not far from the border with Syria.…
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15 days ago
The Russian Spies Who Fooled Seattle
Before hackers tried to sway the 2016 election or word spread that our new president might be compromised, a peculiar couple resided on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.…
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16 days ago
Greta Gerwig’s Radical Confidence
G reta Gerwig once peed her pants during a math test. She was in seventh grade, it was a new school, the test was a placement exam and she didn’t know the…
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16 days ago
“No Fatties”: When Healthcare Hurts
Kasey Smith began gaining weight as a teenager. The numbers on the scale started increasing overnight, and no matter how few calories she consumed, they…
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18 days ago
Does the flow of heat help us understand the origin of life? – Jeremy England | Aeon Essays
Living things are so impressive that they’ve earned their own branch of the natural sciences, called biology. From the perspective of a physicist, though, life…
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18 days ago
Why the idea that the world is in terminal decline is so dangerous – Jeremy Adelman | Aeon Ideas
The Fire of Rome by Hubert Robert, c 1771. Courtesy Musée d'Art Moderne André Malraux, Le Havre Edited by Sam Haselby Republish Terms You may republish this…
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18 days ago
How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To
There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you…
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19 days ago
Promethea Unbound
Mike Mariani A child genius raised in poverty, she wanted to change the world. Then a horrific act of violence nearly destroyed her. One The Atavist Magazine,…
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20 days ago
The Last Days of the Leather Fortress | Hazlitt
Amber Ivy and Tommy Pistol. Photos courtesy of Kink.com, directed by Maitresse Madeline Marlowe. Mickey Mod and I are walking around the San Francisco Armory…
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20 days ago
Donald Trump’s Perpetual-Validation Machine
When the young Bismarck left St. Petersburg after his four-year stint at the Prussian embassy, he had the following verdict engraved on a ring: LA RUSSIE, C'EST…
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22 days ago
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. Illustration by…
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24 days ago
When Staying In The Trump Administration Is Worse Than Leaving It
OCTOBER 25, 2017 Four Quitters Walk Into a Bar... To swap war stories from an administration they couldn’t serve for one more minute. INTERVIEW BY LYDIA…
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24 days ago
On Safari in Trump's America
Want to receive exclusive insights from The Atlantic—while supporting a sustainable future for independent journalism? Join our new membership program, The…
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26 days ago
Why Do So Many Moms Feel So Bad About Themselves?
Giving birth to her first child at home without medication was a foregone conclusion for Margaret Nichols. Pain would yield to will, and that would be that.…
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26 days ago
What constitutes an individual organism in biology? – Derek J Skillings | Aeon Essays
When she was two years old, I took my daughter to the American Museum of Natural History for the first time. As we strolled through the displays of taxidermy…
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26 days ago
The Family That Built an Empire of Pain
An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis. Illustration by Ben Wiseman…
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27 days ago
When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy
I first met Amy Cuddy in January, soon after she moved into a new office at the Harvard School of Public Health. Cuddy was, at the time, officially on the…
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28 days ago
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare | Fast Company
One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as…
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4 weeks ago
Joni Mitchell: Fear of a Female Genius
In one of the golden, waning years of the 1960s, Chuck Mitchell told his young wife to read Saul Bellow’s novel Henderson the Rain King . It was not a gesture…
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4 weeks ago
The Danger of President Pence
Stephen Bannon, the former White House strategist, worries that Pence would “be a President that the Kochs would own.” Illustration by Todd St. John On…
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4 weeks ago
Death at a Penn State Fraternity
At about 3 p.m. on Friday, February 3, Tim Piazza, a sophomore at Penn State University, arrived at Hershey Medical Center by helicopter. Eighteen hours…
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6 weeks ago
Dear Olive Garden, Never Change
In the fall of 1889, when he was 41 years old, the painter Paul Gauguin was brutally, furiously alone. Famous now for his saturated, almost hallucinatory…
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6 weeks ago
Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud — ProPublica
The Trump Administration The 45th President and His Administration This article is a collaboration between ProPublica, WNYC and The New Yorker and is not…
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6 weeks ago
The Mayo Mogul
O n a recent Friday morning, Josh Tetrick, the 37-year-old CEO and co-founder of Hampton Creek, fixed his unblinking blue eyes on a job candidate. The pair was…
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6 weeks ago
Liberalism is Dead
Liberalism is dead. Like other dead historical forms, for example Christianity or cinema, liberalism lumbers around zombie-like, continuing to define lives and…
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7 weeks ago
To understand Kid Rock’s politics, we attempted to go to all six of his shows at Little Caesars Arena
Let me be clear: This is not a matter of taste. "You should be vaccinated," a friend warned. "You should be institutionalized," suggested another. "Why the fuck…
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7 weeks ago
When ‘Not Guilty’ is a Life Sentence
D espite Ann’s determination to betray no emotion, a drop of sweat rolled down her temple as a guard painstakingly examined her lunch items. That Sunday…
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The Case Against Civilization
A life of hunting and gathering had advantages over one of farming and settlement. Illustration by Golden Cosmos Science and technology: we tend to think of…
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Why Buddhism is True
Darwin and the Buddha agree on the problem, says evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright. The Buddha solved it. From the November 2017 Lion’s Roar magazine.…
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Is Health Care a Right?
A right doesn’t distinguish between the deserving and the undeserving, and, for many in my Ohio home town, that rankled. Illustration by Geoff McFetridge Is…
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If The U.S. Adopts The G.O.P.’s Health-Care Bill, It Would Be an Act of Mass Suicide
There is not a single metric of health or health care that the Graham-Cassidy plan—co-sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina—makes better.…
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7 weeks ago
The First White President
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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10 weeks ago
The Trials of a Muslim Cop
After September 11, 2001, Bobby Hadid thought, I want to move this country forward. Becoming a police officer sounded like “paradise on earth,” he said.…
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10 weeks ago
How a polymath transformed our understanding of information – Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni | Aeon Essays
Just what is information? For such an intuitive idea, its precise nature proved remarkably hard to pin down. For centuries, it seemed to hover somewhere in a…
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11 weeks ago
The school beneath the wave: the unimaginable tragedy of Japan’s tsunami
T he earthquake that struck Japan on Friday 11 March 2011 was the fourth most powerful in the history of seismology. It knocked the Earth six and a half inches…
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12 weeks ago
How Socialists Can Fight for Single Payer
In Bernie Sanders’s wake, the socialist left has experienced a historic resurgence. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which now counts over 25,000…
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12 weeks ago
Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City
Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a crystal…
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august 2017
United we stand: Charlottesville says no to hate - C-VILLE Weekly
It was the day that kept getting worse. The weekend from hell. Like many of you, C-VILLE Weekly is still processing Saturday’s violation from ill-intentioned…
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august 2017
How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers
Depending on who’s defining it, to whom, and why, SB Nation is either a popular website best-known for puckish, irreverent coverage and such whimsical projects…
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august 2017
Lord of the WASPs | VQR Online
My grandmother bought her first island in 1952. It was eight acres in the shape of a meaty drumstick, a hunk of sunbaked granite off the eastern shore of the…
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august 2017
Control Negro
By the time you read this, you may have figured it out. Perhaps your mother told you, though she was only privy to my timeworn thesis— never my aim or full…
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august 2017
Peter Watts: Incorruptible
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august 2017
What’s It Like to See a Democracy Destroyed?
Getty Images Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here . | Subscribe via Stitcher . What’s it like to watch a country implode? To see a democracy…
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august 2017
When Should a Child Be Taken from His Parents?
What should you do if child-protective services comes to your house? You will hear a knock on the door, often late at night. You don’t have to open it, but if…
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august 2017
Liberating structures in action
Liberating structures in action June 2, 02016 The previous item introduced the idea of liberating structures—what they are, why they're interesting, and how…
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july 2017
Liberating structures—the idea
Liberating structures—the idea May 31, 02016 · Here's an entry point into systems thinking: there's always a process . The more certain you are there is no…
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july 2017
The Lawyer, the Addict
In July 2015, something was very wrong with my ex-husband, Peter. His behavior over the preceding 18 months had been erratic and odd. He could be angry and…
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july 2017
How to Sell a Billion-Dollar Myth Like a French Girl
You know it’s a racket, but you click anyway. You already know what it’s going to say: Showing less skin is ultimately sexier than wearing something too short…
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july 2017
BECU Online Banking
Welcome to BECU Online Banking. Please sign in with your User ID and Password: User ID Password Forgot your Password? Forgot your User ID? Not a member? Sign up…
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july 2017
[Easy Chair] | Occupied Territory, by Rebecca Solnit | Harper's Magazine
O ne morning, as I walked on the quiet, mostly wooded King Mountain trail above San Francisco Bay, a dog not much smaller than I and possessed of much sharper…
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july 2017
The Strategy of No Strategy
Strategy is everywhere in our society. But strategy in practice seems to be a cruel and even silly joke. I learned that the hard way when I went to college long…
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july 2017
America’s Future Is Texas
When Frederick Law Olmsted passed through Texas, in 1853, he became besotted with the majesty of the Texas legislature. “I have seen several similar bodies at…
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july 2017
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Send Cash
Early in the summer of 2014, executives at Western Union offices around the globe began to notice something strange. The world’s largest money transfer company,…
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june 2017
What’s Wrong With the Democrats?
The strategy was simple . A demographic wave—long-building, still-building—would carry the party to victory, and liberalism to generational advantage. The wave…
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june 2017
As she operated on babies' birth defects, a doctor hid her own diagnosis
H OUSTON — For many years, Dr. Mary Austin could count on one hand the people who knew. There was her close friend through middle school, who helped her pee by…
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june 2017
China’s Mistress-Dispellers
Yu Ruojian was pleased to learn that his target ran a sex shop. Someone who worked in retail would be used to talking to strangers, and it would be easy, posing…
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june 2017
Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s ridiculous Goop summit
LOS ANGELES — Gwyneth Paltrow’s inaugural health-and-wellness summit on Saturday kicked off just as you’d expect: well-groomed women wearing yoga pants and…
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june 2017
The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning
O n a gray morning this spring, Chelsea Manning climbed into the back seat of a black S.U.V. and directed her security guard to drive her to the nearest…
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june 2017
The lost genius of the Post Office
Courtesy of Smithsonian's National Postal Museum In 1897, a year when mail was still largely delivered by horse and wagon, construction began on an innovative…
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june 2017
The Curious Case of the Disappearing Nuts
At 11:22 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, an orange Freightliner tractor-trailer arrived at Crain Walnut Shelling in Los Molinos, California. The truck’s…
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may 2017
The Exquisitely English (and Amazingly Lucrative) World of London Clerks
At Fountain Court Chambers in central London, the senior clerk is called Alex Taylor. A trim, bald 54-year-old who favors Italian suiting, Taylor isn’t actually…
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may 2017
And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead - Lightspeed Magazine
The mobster has a gun pressed to Rack’s forehead. The mobster has a god-shitting gun pressed to her partner’s fucking forehead, and the only thing Rhye can do…
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may 2017
The Doomsday Glacier
In the farthest reaches of Antarctica, a nightmare scenario of crumbling ice – and rapidly rising seas – could spell disaster for a warming planet. Thwaites…
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may 2017
Keith Olbermann Was Once Cable News’s Liberal Standard-Bearer. Now He’s Missing Its Boom Times.
Keith Olbermann doesn’t look much like a warrior. His gray hair is giving way to white, his midsection threatens the buttons of his sport coats and he walks…
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may 2017
How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea – Laya Maheshwari | Aeon Ideas
Posters advertising screenings at the 12th Pyongyang International Film Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo by Ian Timberlake/AFP/Getty Laya Maheshwari is…
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may 2017
The United States of Work
Work no longer works. “You need to acquire more skills,” we tell young job seekers whose résumés at 22 are already longer than their parents’ were at 32. “Work…
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may 2017
Our world outsmarts us
When mulling over possible reasons for the alarming nastiness associated with the recent presidential election in the United States, I am reminded of my…
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may 2017
Operation Streamline
The last person to be sentenced was a young woman, Ms. Galvez. All the other women and men had been escorted, in handcuffs, waist chains, and leg shackles, out…
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may 2017
Where oil rigs go to die
I t was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was somewhere in the North Atlantic on 7 August 2016 when her tow-line broke. No crew members were on…
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may 2017
Dave Eggers' short short stories
Fiction Short short stories Accident Shares 53 53 Dave Eggers First published on Friday 15 April 2005 20.01 EDT You all get out of your cars. You are alone in…
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may 2017
Collateral - Lightspeed Magazine
They got Becker out in eight minutes flat, left the bodies on the sand for whatever scavengers the Sixth Extinction hadn’t yet managed to kill off. Munsin…
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may 2017
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