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David Foster Wallace on the Costs of Becoming a Professional Tennis Player
-From David Foster Wallace’s “The String Theory,” published in Esquire in July 1996. Read the story Photo:
Published: Aug. 31, 2014
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@DuckDaBlackSwan 10 hours, 36 minutes ago
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Seeing past the jellyfish sting
Carbon capture and storage finally approaching debut August 22, 2014 by Beth Mole August 22, 2014
Length: 2 minutes (572 words)
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@ScienceNews 7 hours, 27 minutes ago
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What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it
Dante Washington is employed, has a degree and his own home in Baltimore. He defied the statistics of a 25-year-long research project that was turned into a book "The Long Shadow" which centers on…
Author: Emily Badger
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2736 words)
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@longreads 11 hours, 7 minutes ago
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Farewell to the father
Almost three decades after the death of his dad, Tim Elliott recalls a man whom he loved and feared in equal measure. I've heard it said that when someone dies, the first thing we forget is the sound…
Published: Aug. 25, 2014
Length: 15 minutes (3975 words)
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@TimElliottSMH 2 days, 8 hours ago
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Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream
The American ideal of equality is based on the notion of equal moral worth, of an essential sameness among people (we are all semblables, in Tocqueville’s terms). The ideal retains some force,…
Length: 6 minutes (1564 words)
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@BrookingsInst 16 hours, 14 minutes ago
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The Rising
Tim Brady wakes in his chair just after dawn. His lamp’s burned out and the map’s on the table. Tim goes to the deck, stands next to the hot tub. The river’s fogged in below, but…
Length: 3 minutes (815 words)
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@longreads 12 hours, 55 minutes ago
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Malaria control: The great mosquito hunt
Nature | News Feature Sharing From dogs to balloons, researchers are using unorthodox ways to find out where malaria vectors hi
Author: Emily Sohn
Length: 10 minutes (2638 words)
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@JohnsHopkinsSPH 16 hours, 47 minutes ago
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Did North Korea Kidnap an American Hiker?
The late Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un attend a military parade in Pyongyang.   Photo: JEnny5305/Flickr
Author: Chris Vogel
Length: 24 minutes (6004 words)
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@nxthompson 6 hours, 52 minutes ago
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Tim Hortons: Glazed and confused
To hear stock market analysts and industry gurus gush over the proposed US$12.5-billion merger between Tim Hortons and Burger King this week, one might wonder if they were hopped up on double-doubles…
Published: Aug. 29, 2014
Length: 18 minutes (4619 words)
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@MacleansMag 9 hours, 52 minutes ago
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Stories from Writers from the National Book Festival: A Reading List
Surrounded by thousands of people at the Washington Convention Center buying books from the Politics & Prose pavilion, taking pictures with Clifford, moving downstairs to sneak into a…
Author: Emily Perper
Published: Aug. 31, 2014
Length: 2 minutes (510 words)
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@tovahlazaroff 17 hours, 17 minutes ago
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