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The Case Against Kids
In 1832, Charles Knowlton, a doctor in Ashfield, Massachusetts, published a short book with a long title: “Fruits of Philosophy: The Private Companion of Young Married People, by a…
Published: April 9, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (924 words)
Complex, Multifaceted, Fragile
Dagmara Wozniak talks to her coach Yury Gelman about different attacking moves | Photo by Hristina Tisheva By Hristina Tisheva The space is literally a garage. If it weren’t for the equipment,…
Length: 35 minutes (8845 words)
Unmasking Reddit's Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web
Last Wednesday afternoon I called Michael Brutsch. He was at the office of the Texas financial services company where he works as a programmer and he was having a bad day. I had just told him, on…
Source: gawker.com
Length: 18 minutes (4745 words)
Revenge of the Reality-Based Community
I know that it’s unattractive and bad form to say “I told you so” when one’s advice was ignored yet ultimately proved correct. But in the wake of the Republican…
Published: Nov. 26, 2012
Length: 13 minutes (3478 words)
For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
The Siberian taiga in the Abakan district. Six members of the Lykov family lived in this remote wilderness for more than 40 years–utterly isolated and more than 150 miles from the nearest…
Author: Mike Dash
Published: Jan. 28, 2013
Length: 13 minutes (3475 words)
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre People
I’m pretty mediocre. I’m ashamed to admit it. I’m not even being sarcastic or self-deprecating. I’ve never done anything that stands out. No “Whoa! This guy made it…
Length: 9 minutes (2347 words)
Dad Takes Second Shift in the Zucker Household - Kathy Zucker
By Kathy Zucker • Saturday, November 9, 2013 This morning, I woke up and opened Facebook. Instantly, these cartoons popped up on my timeline. Now, I am not a saint. I definitely felt this way…
Published: Nov. 9, 2013
Length: 1 minutes (371 words)
The Myth of Chinese Super Schools by Diane Ravitch
by Yong Zhao Jossey-Bass, 254 pp., $26.95 Carlos Barria/Reuters A boy watching pro-democracy demonstrators from a school bus near a prote
Published: Nov. 20, 2014
Length: 16 minutes (4084 words)
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