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Are ebooks dying or thriving? The answer is yes

Self-publishing is a shadow industry that obscures any hope of understanding book publishing today.

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You Can’t Handle the Truth About Facebook Ads, New Harvard Study Shows

When you tell people you’ve been tracking them across the internet, they freak out and avoid buying your product, research at the Harvard Business School found.

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The Most Unlikely D.A. In America

He’s a biker attorney who specialized in getting small-time defendants off. He’s considered a gang member by Texas police. And now he’s the county’s chief prosecutor. Can Mark Gonzalez change the system?

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The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.

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The Man Who Cracked the Lottery

When the Iowa attorney general’s office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light - and a trail that pointed to an inside job.

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Can You Overdose on Happiness?

The science and philosophy of deep brain stimulation.

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I Dream of Content-Trash

The Dream Machine, one of several recent temporary exhibitions designed for Instagram, quite literally makes a mockery of our dreams and imaginations.

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The Great High School Impostor

What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.

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Is Your Job Lynchian, or Is It More Kafkaesque?

David Graeber’s “Bullshit Jobs” and Alison Green’s “Ask a Manager” offer differing views — and some good advice.

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The Strange History of the “King-Pine”

In the seventeenth and eighteenth century, a pineapple frenzy swept Europe.

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The Rise Of The Omnibots

Chatbots are growing up. Welcome to the age of the omnibot, where brands become beings.

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The Known Unknown: Tales of the Yucca Man

The desert has its own version of Sasquatch, and it’s just as smelly and hairy.

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The Reinvention of America

Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself.

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Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry

People who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect.

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OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong

The $100 OLPC laptop was supposed to revolutionize education.

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The Mystery of the Killer Vacation

The tale of Chris Smith, a man who sold his company, chartered a yacht, and set off with his model girlfriend to see the world. At least, that’s what it seemed like.

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How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley

Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men

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The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft's Videogame Empire—And Went Too Far

Among those involved in David Pokora’s so-called Xbox Underground, one would become an informant, one would become a fugitive, and one would end up dead.

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The Maraschino Mogul’s Secret Life

First the red bees arrived; then the Brooklyn cherry factory’s dark secret came to light.

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Dog Fight

Dog rescuers, flush with donations, buy animals from the breeders they scorn

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