Why are "Upworthy"-style headlines showing up everywhere? Is December 21 truly the shortest day of the year? Would raising the minimum wage actually reduce income inequality? And more...
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December 09, 2013
Why Are Upworthy Headlines Suddenly Everywhere?
Their success isn't just about click bait. It goes to the heart of our largest tech companies.
Google, Apple, and Microsoft Agree: NSA Spying Undermines Freedom
A total of eight prominent tech companies are urging President Obama and Congress to rein in the surveillance state.
The Astronomical Hijinks of the Shortest Day of the Year
The solstice isn't for more than a week, but the earliest sunset of the year is already upon us. How's that possible?
Patrick Di Justo
You're Getting Too Much Healthcare
Extraneous tests and referrals increasingly set back the U.S. medical system, and our health. How to avoid unnecessary care
Jamie Santa Cruz
The True Cost of a Higher Minimum Wage
It's clear that income inequality is a crisis worth addressing. It's not clear that a higher minimum wage would address it.
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