January 1933

  • Three Days to See

    I All of us have read thrilling stories in which the hero had only a limited and specified time to live. Sometimes it was as long as a year;…

  • Dollars, Doctors, and Disease

    "Society must look forward to providing for health on the same basis as education, or else leave the medical profession in its present unfortunate plight."

  • The Royal Road to Bankruptcy

    The typewriter which records these lines is the last relic of my brilliant business career. I bought it a week ago for $15—from the receivers…

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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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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