How the media should deal with Trump, what happens to childhood memories, and more
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The Meaning Americans Find in Their Jobs

Conversations with 100 people about their work and how it shapes who they are

Bourree Lam and Adrienne Green

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Members of the Iraqi forces watch Donald Trump giving a speech after he won the U.S. president election.

The Coming War on ‘Radical Islam’

How Trump’s government could change America’s approach to terrorism

Uri Friedman

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How Will Trump Use Science to Further His Political Agenda?

It’s too simplistic to call Republicans “anti-science.”

Sarah Zhang

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The Sweeping Effects of Trump's Deal With Carrier

In following through on a major campaign promise, the president-elect can shake up the political landscape in several major ways.

David A. Graham

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Fidel Knew the 'Cuban Model' Couldn't Last Forever

When I spent a week with Fidel, a dictator who outlasted 10 American presidents, and who nearly outlasted an 11th, I found a man who sensed that change was coming.

Jeffrey Goldberg

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The Many Measures of Success

If there ever was a common meaning of the word, the concept of success appears to have become increasingly a matter of opinion.Read More

How to Deal With the Lies of Donald Trump: Guidelines for the Media

The news media are not built for someone like this. Here are some suggested guidelines.

James Fallows

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The Evolution of 'Like'

How the ubiquitous, often-reviled word associated with young people and slackers represents the ever-changing English language

John McWhorter

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How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts

Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives.

John Rosengren

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Searching for Lost Knowledge in the Age of Intelligent Machines

As search engines are radically reinvented, computers and people are becoming partners in exploration.

Adrienne LaFrance

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The Unmanufactured Impact of a Plastic Best Friend

For a 10-year-old child with autism, a Playmobil doll is a communicative, social, and emotional lifeline.

Erik Raschke

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Traces of Times Lost

How childhood memories shape us, even after we've forgotten them

Erika Hayasaki

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The Alabama Town Where Demolition Derby Is Life

A visual portrait of Saturday night in Dothan, where people flock from across the South to find a cathartic adrenaline rush.

Nicolas Pollock

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2016 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar

Every day until Sunday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s ‘scope.

Alan Taylor

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