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On the Hunt for the Lost Wonders of Medieval Britain

Does a millennium-old manuscript hold the key to hidden, awe-inspiring places?

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Your Speech Is Packed With Misunderstood, Unconscious Messages

Saying um is no character flaw, but an organic feature of speech; far from distracting listeners, there’s evidence that it focuses their attention in ways that enhance comprehension.

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The Island that Disappeared

An Englishman searches for what’s left of Providence, a failed Puritan colony in the Caribbean.

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Welcome to Powder Mountain – a utopian club for the millennial elite

When these young entrepreneurs bought a remote ski resort in Utah, they dreamed of an exclusive, socially conscious community. Is this the future, or Mt Olympus for Generation Me?

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The Refugee Detectives

Inside Germany’s high-stakes operation to sort people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders

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Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

The trolls are winning. How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?

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What It's Like to Die Online

Chronically ill women are turning to YouTube to share their lives—and deaths.

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‘The Trains Are Slower Because They Slowed the Trains Down’

Internal MTA documents show everything we thought we knew about subway delays was wrong

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How Pop-Ups Took Over America's Restaurants

Our favorite restaurants are now disappearing—on purpose. Here’s why the dining public, and chefs themselves, have become so fixated on limited-edition dining experiences.

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The Tragedy of the Commons

Common, a new housing startup, offers to “remove the annoyances” of city life—that is, any sense of obligation to a shared community. It will also order your toilet paper.

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The Olympian Who Believes He’s Always On TV

An Olympic sailor suffering from Truman Show Disorder attempts to wrest control away from the Director.

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In a post-mall era, why are starchitects building more retail?

It’s not that bricks and mortar is out of fashion; bad customer experience is out of fashion.

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Exactly What Happens When You Get Cremated

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of American were cremated when they died. Now that figure stands at nearly half. This is how cremation actually works, and what happens to a culture when its attitude about how to memorialize the dead undergoes a revolution.

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‘This Route Doesn’t Exist on the Map’

How efforts to block refugees and asylum-seekers from Europe have only made the global migration crisis more complex and harrowing

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The Reckoning

Thirty years ago, an acclaimed series of documentaries introduced the world to an isolated tribe in Papua New Guinea. What happened when the cameras left?

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Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet?

For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dream into reality – but will it spell the end for dictionaries?

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This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

One scheming, sinister man. A dozen unsuspecting victims. The ultimate Craigslist nightmare.

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The great big Spotify scam: Did a Bulgarian playlister swindle their way to a fortune on streaming service?

Did a canny scammer suck over $1m from Spotify’s royalty pool last year?

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The Amazing Story of the Russian Defector Who Changed his Mind

A saga from the last time Moscow’s spies menaced Washington—and the lessons we forgot.

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The Sound and the Fury: Inside the Mystery of the Havana Embassy

More than a year after American diplomats began to suffer strange, concussion-like symptoms in Cuba, a U.S. investigation is no closer to determining how they were hurt or by whom, and the FBI and CIA are at odds over the case.

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