The World’s Tallest Waterslide Was a Terrible, Tragic Idea

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The World’s Tallest Waterslide Was a Terrible, Tragic Idea

A fatal accident at a waterslide park was the result of gross negligence, lax state regulations, and a whole lot of hubris.

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We've Reached the End of White Christian America

The decline of a once-powerful majority is going to have profound implications.

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He Fought for Migrant Kids. Then He Got Rich.

Juan Sanchez built his career fighting for migrant children. Later, he made millions off them.

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What I Found in My Grandfather’s Hundreds of Journals

A grandson discovers a treasure trove of memories buried in an unusual sketchbook.

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The Double Life of a Truck Driver

Deep within Trump's America, destitute truck drivers confide their anxieties, frustrations, hopes, and fears in the chaplain of a mobile chapel.

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A Surprising U.S.-Canada Border Dispute

250 years later, the two countries still can’t agree on who lays claim to Machias Seal Island.

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‘We’re the Workaholics of the World’

In the workism economy, jobs have replaced religion, resulting in widespread burnout and anxiety.

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The Happiest Animal

Venture to an island off the coast of Australia to meet the quokka, the world’s smiliest mammal.

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America's Most Widely Misread Literary Work

Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” originally published in The Atlantic in 1915, is animated in a new video.

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The Tax Experiment That Failed

In 2012, Kansas passed one of the largest income tax cuts in the state’s history. Today, it serves as a cautionary tale.

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Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?

How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.

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