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Showering Has a Dark, Violent History

In the 19th century, cold rinses and days-long baths became a way to treat—and control—psychiatric patients.

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You Don’t Own Me

Some fans prefer small club shows, others like arena rock shows, but do we care what the bands prefer?

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Millennials Didn’t Kill the Economy. The Economy Killed Millennials.

The American system has thrown them into debt, depressed their wages, kept them from buying homes—and then blamed them for everything.

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Uber Is Headed for a Crash

The company just posted another quarter of jaw-dropping losses. How much is hype and how much is real?

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Why We Sleep, and Why We Often Can’t

Does our contemporary obsession with sleep obscure what makes it special in the first place?

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How the company behind TikTok became the world’s most valuable startup

TikTok now has over half a billion people worldwide using it monthly.

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The Hidden Struggle to Save the Coffee Industry From Disaster

Scientists are scrambling to head off one unexpected impact of climate change

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Resolved: Debate is stupid

Wow, that is correct and there is no counterargument. Debate is indeed very stupid.

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Murder on a Mountain Bike

When 60-year-old Tim Watkins disappeared on a stretch of singletrack outside Colorado Springs, no one suspected that the truth of how he died would rip the community apart

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The Triple Jeopardy of a Chinese Math Prodigy

A secretive hedge fund used the British court system to punish an IP thief‚ even though he was already in jail.

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High score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification

Using ratings, competitions and bonuses to incentivise workers isn’t new – but as I found when I became a Lyft driver, the gig economy is taking it to another level

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I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.

Does our need to list and rank things to overcome the information overload of the modern age actually hurt the very things we’re ranking and claim to love?

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Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory

Credible sources say the Las Vegas shooting was a one-man job. But a small band of former government insiders is propagating a wild alternative theory—with dangerous consequences.

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Marvel Icon Stan Lee Leaves a Legacy as Complex as His Heroes

Stan Lee supercharged Marvel Comics into one of the most important cultural forces on the planet. But how much credit does he really deserve?

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The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome

Unexplained brain injuries afflicted dozens of American diplomats and spies. What happened?

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What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?

New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine.

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CBD, the super-popular cannabis compound, explained

Is your CBD latte a scam?

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The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’

I went to as many Instagramable “museums,” “factories” and “mansions” as I could. They nearly broke me.

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Sissel Tolaas goes nose-on with the whole world

Sissel Tolaas is a star in the world of smells. Her methods are not always subtle.

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The Last Format

Streaming capitalizes on the utopian hopes attached to the mp3

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