The War Against Boys

This we think we know: American schools favor boys and grind down girls. The truth is the very opposite. By virtually every measure, girls are thriving in school; it is boys who are the second sex

George W., Knight of Eulogia

A rare look inside Skull and Bones, the Yale secret society and sometime haunt of the presumptive Republican nominee for President

The Unlikely Father of Miami Crime Fiction

Although his detectives do precious little detecting, Charles Willeford sparked the modern South Florida mystery craze

Out of the Jungle

Colombia's capital, Bogotá, long seemed exempt from the lawlessness and violence of that country's chronic civil war. Not anymore.

What JFK Really Said

The author checked the Cuban-missile-crisis transcript in The Kennedy Tapes against the recorded words. He discovered "errors that undermine its reliability for historians, teachers, and general readers


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Where Time Comes From

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Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

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What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

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