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In rural Tennessee, a new way to help hungry children: A bus turned bread truck

Written by Eli Saslow E-mail the writer In GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — It was the first day of summer in a place where summers had become hazardous to a child’s health, so the school bus rolled out of the…
AUTHOR:Eli Saslow
PUBLISHED: July 7, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1596 words)

Beyond the Brain by Tanya Marie Luhrmann

by Tanya Marie Luhrmann In the 1990s, scientists declared that schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses were pure brain disorders that would eventually yield to drugs. Now they are recognizing…
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4074 words)

The Crossdressing Room

When I was six, my mother left a box of small garbage bags lying around. I found one, cut the bottom off, and used the cinch-tie at the top to make a small, crude dress. I put it on and looked at…
SOURCE:gawker.com
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4459 words)

That Sinking Feeling

Local flooding in North Carolina.    Photographer: Wikimedia Commons The article originally appeared on OnEarth.As you might have heard, my home state of North Carolina is trying to
PUBLISHED: July 6, 2012
LENGTH: 2 minutes (633 words)

The Perfected Self

My younger brother Dan gradually put on weight over a decade, reaching 230 pounds two years ago, at the age of 50. Given his 5-foot-6 frame, that put him 45 pounds above the U.S. National Institutes…
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3391 words)
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Mission From God: The Upstart Christian Sect Driving Invisible Children and Changing Africa

Many of the men responsible for the Kony 2012 campaign follow something called the Emerging Church, which has become an unusual and newly influential wing of the larger evangelical mission to…
AUTHOR:Josh Kron
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2588 words)

Techno-toddlers

In the last chapter of her novel A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan imagines a dystopian near future in which toddlers in the year 2020 download music to their ubiquitous "kiddie handsets",…
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2751 words)
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Scientists fight back against climate change deniers.

Emily Shuckburgh spends much of her time wrapped up against
PUBLISHED: June 26, 2011
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2596 words)