David Foster Wallace

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    Are some things still worth dying for? Is the American idea1 one such thing? Are you up for a thought experiment? What if we chose to regard the…

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    [Click the links to read the author's additional commentary.] (1) Mr. John Ziegler, thirty-seven, late of Louisville's WHAS, is now on…

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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