Blue-Collar Brilliance
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Author: Mike Rose
Length: 12 minutes (3102 words)
The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck
Ok, I have a confession to make. I have spent almost my whole life 31 years caring far too much aboutoffending people, worrying if Im cool enough for them, or asking myself if they are judging…
Length: 8 minutes (2057 words)
Executive Summary
Download the Full Report (1.37MB, 80 pages)  Navigate this pageThe number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public…
Published: Oct. 9, 2012
Length: 15 minutes (3892 words)
General Failure
On June 13, 1944, a few days after the 90th Infantry Division went into action against the Germans in Normandy under the command of Brigadier General Jay MacKelvie, MacKelvie’s superior…
Length: 7 minutes (1912 words)
The Patent Problem
Photo illustration: Brock Davis One afternoon in the early 1980s, Mitchell Medina and Robert Lech were hanging out in the dining room of Medina’s Essex Fells, New Jersey, home. The two friends…
Author: Steven Levy
Published: Nov. 13, 2012
Length: 4 minutes (1137 words)
110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years
2012—2022· People will be fluent in every language. With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be long until your cellphone speaks Swahili on your behalf. ·…
Author: the Editors
Length: 6 minutes (1549 words)
The Power of Concentration
MEDITATION and mindfulness: the words conjure images of yoga retreats and Buddhist monks. But perhaps they should evoke a very different picture: a man in a deerstalker, puffing away at a curved…
Published: Dec. 15, 2012
Length: 2 minutes (678 words)
The Definitive Story of How President Obama Mined Voter Data to Win A Second Term
Two years after Barack Obama’s election as president, Democrats suffered their worst defeat in decades. The congressional majorities that had given Obama his legislative successes, reforming…
Length: 32 minutes (8089 words)
The king of con-men
LOCH KATRINE is an unlikely birthplace for a master criminal. The slice of pristine water stretches through the heart of Scotland’s Loch Lomond national park, around 30 miles north of Glasgow.…
Published: Dec. 22, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2692 words)
Quora’s Technology Examined
Quora has taken the tech and entrepreneurial world by storm, providing a system that works so fluidly that it is sometimes hard to see what the big fuss is all about. This slick tool is powered, not…
Length: 12 minutes (3236 words)
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