July 1956

  • How the Legionnaires Were Duped

    A graduate of Clark University who served as a navigator in air sea rescue during the war, BEN H. BAGDIKIAN has been a reporter and columnist on one of New England's ablest newspapers, the Providence Journal, since 1947. In April of this year he received a Sidney Hillman Foundation award for a series of articles on the national effects of the internal security program; and he is now in Europe, where, as an Ogden Reid Fellow, he is engaged in a year's study of the party press.

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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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