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Why Are Humans Awkward?

The science behind that cringeworthy feeling

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Which Animal Murders the Most?

Humans aren't the only mammals who kill each other. So how do we stack up to lions, tigers, and bears?

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The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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Roxane Gay on Acceptance

Exposing the disconnect between socially constructed beauty standards and the movement of acceptance

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Populism Will Save the Democrats

Franklin Foer argues the party needs a populist message to win back a majority.

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Little White Lie

Lacey Schwartz grew up in an upper-middle-class Jewish household, and never once questioned her whiteness—despite not looking like anyone in her family.

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How North Korea Became a Crisis

To understand how the standoff between Pyongyang and the world became so dire, it helps to go back to the country's founding

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To Catch a Forger

How Ariel Sabar chased the true story behind “The Gospel of Jesus's Wife” from the Florida swingers scene to the Vatican

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How the Internet Is Changing Friendship

Does social media make all friendships last forever?

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Preserving Seeds to Feed the World

A botanical explorer collects seeds from plants threatened by mechanized agribusiness.

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How to Fight Superbugs

One scientist’s solution to drug-resistant bacteria

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