March 2009

The Atlantic - March 2009

Richard Florida on how the crash will reshape America; Paul Elie on the Archbishop of Canterbury; Corby Kummer on cupcakes; Mark Bowden on rebuilding the Air Force; Christopher Hitchens on Samuel Johnson; Michael Hirschorn on the cheese-ification of network TV; and much more.

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

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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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