Don Jr.’s emails, the dangers of personality tests, and more
TheAtlantic: WeeklyThursday Jul 20, 2017
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Burning Fossil Fuels Almost Ended All Life on Earth

A road trip through the geological ruins of our planet's worst mass extinction.

Peter Brannen

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The Troublemaker

The same qualities that made Donald Trump Jr. his father’s political heir may have put him at the center of the latest scandal.

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How Health-Care Cuts Could Impact Disabled Americans

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Why Do Republicans Suddenly Hate College So Much?

Whether it’s safe spaces and free-speech issues or Trump’s lack of interest in higher education, the ramifications for the nation’s economy and schools could be serious.

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The Dark Side of That Personality Quiz You Just Took

Personality tests have captivated people for decades, but their newfound popularity online makes them dangerous.

Paul Bisceglio

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Why Hollywood Should Pay Attention to Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s war epic will be rolled out nationwide in 70-millimeter projection, which could be an intriguing answer to audiences’ declining interest in 3-D.

David Sims

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How Goofing Off Helps Kids Learn

Letting children rest and play gives their brains opportunity to reboot.

Lea Waters

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Spectacular wildlife photography: the winners and runners-up from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards competition.

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Let’s Talk About Jane Austen

To mark the 200th anniversary of the beloved novelist’s death, we’re hosting a bi-Austen-tennial celebration of essays and reader discussion.

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