Who Poisoned The Orkin Fortune?

Atlanta's Rollins family has long been known for two things: throwing great parties and spawning the Orkin pest control empire. Forbes investigates the $8 billion family feud that has brought their name back into the headlines.

Source: Forbes
Published: Oct. 20, 2014
Length: 11 minutes (2935 words)
I Can Eat It
How oral immunotherapy is helping to fix food allergies.
Published: Oct. 24, 2014
Length: 14 minutes (3567 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
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Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 24, 2014
Giving Up the Ghost
Lynn Cunningham smoked cigarettes for fifty years before making a decision to quit and visit the Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center in Minnesota.
Published: Oct. 22, 2014
Length: 14 minutes (3641 words)
The Shame of Poor Teeth in a Rich World

An essay about growing up poor in America, and the role of teeth as a class signifier.

Author: Sarah Smarsh
Source: Aeon
Published: Oct. 23, 2014
Length: 14 minutes (3600 words)
When Island Nations Drown, Who Owns Their Seas?

As climate change jeopardizes the huge ocean claims of tiny nations, experts weigh in on possible legal solutions for the future.

Author: Latif Nasser
Published: Oct. 19, 2014
Length: 9 minutes (2350 words)
The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed
Adrian Chen travels to the Philippines, where he meets the employees who work for content moderation companies that scrub objectionable content from social media sites.
Author: Adrian Chen
Source: Wired
Published: Oct. 23, 2014
Length: 12 minutes (3169 words)
Pot Kids
Inside the quasi-legal science-free world of medical marijuana for kids.
Author: Kate Pickert
Published: Oct. 22, 2014
Length: 15 minutes (3949 words)
Bash Mitzvahs!

A New York magazine feature about over the top Manhattan Bar Mitzvahs, circa 1998: "Never have so many 13-year-olds had so much to dress up for. Some say the low-key bar mitzvah is coming back—but not until the stock market crashes."

Published: March 9, 1998
Length: 19 minutes (4829 words)
Living on the Hyphen
"My life is conducted in Spanish, English, and Spanglish, and I have chosen these situations, but not entirely."
Published: Oct. 15, 2014
Length: 20 minutes (5131 words)
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