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The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

The Number of Diagnoses Soared Amid a 20-Year Drug Marketing Campaign After more than 50 years leading the fight to legitimize attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Keith Conners could be…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 14, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5320 words)

Refuge: 18 stories from the Syrian Exodus

In October, Washington Post photographer Linda Davidson and I set off for Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon to report on the Syrian refugee crisis, one of the largest forced migrations of people since World…

Confessions of America's Best Drone Pilot

From the darkness of a box in the Nevada desert, he watched as three men trudged down a dirt road in Afghanistan. The box was kept cold—precisely sixty-eight degrees—and the only light…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 23, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1193 words)

The New Republic

Needle drugs seldom make a city look pretty, but some cities are more disfigured by them than others. In 2006, when I first visited Tbilisi, Georgia, it had all the wrecked majesty of an ex-beauty…
PUBLISHED: May 7, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3645 words)

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

I used to believe that a mammogram saved my life. I even wrote that in the pages of this magazine. It was 1996, and I had just turned 35 when my doctor sent me for an initial screening — a…
PUBLISHED: April 25, 2013
LENGTH: 26 minutes (6533 words)

The Hell of American Day Care

It was 5:30 in the morning when Kenya Mire looked down at her baby girl, Kendyll, who was curled up tight on a foldaway crib. “Night, night,” Kendyll had just murmured in her quiet, ser
PUBLISHED: April 15, 2013
LENGTH: 23 minutes (5818 words)

Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

The Generosity of Key and Peele: To illustrate the work of Adam Grant and his theories on the benefits of helping others, we asked the comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to demonstrate…
PUBLISHED: March 27, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (975 words)

The Touch-Screen Generation

Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. Thousands of apps appealing to kids just out of diapers are now released every year. Should parents…
PUBLISHED: April 21, 2013
LENGTH: 28 minutes (7175 words)

Is the Seller to Blame?

EVERY morning as she gets dressed for her accounting job, Leanne Sparling hangs her son’s military dog tags and a photograph of him in uniform around her neck. She wears the tags on the outside of…
PUBLISHED: March 15, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (901 words)