September 2013

The Atlantic - September 2013

How to think about drones, killers on Craigslist, the risks of being a workaholic, the courage of The Clash, and more

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  • The Contest

    The Contest

    It was the summer of 1958, and the whole town was listening to KLOF, the radio station that was giving away soda pop and a free house in Holiday Hills.

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Poetry

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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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