Culture

August 19, 2014

Vintage Photos by the Man Whom Ansel Adams Called a "Roving Genius of Mind and Mountains"

Seven stunning images from the mountaineer, explorer, cartographer, and aerial photographer Bradford Washburn.

Uber Just Hired Obama's Most Ruthless Political Genius
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David Plouffe has a lot in common with his new company's fanatical CEO.

This Is What It Was Like to Go to James Joyce's Birthday Party
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And have him tell you what his favorite novels were. 

The Best Way to Be Your Own Boss: Selling Advice on How to Be Your Own Boss
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A new wave of solopreneurs are capitalizing on people desperate for self-employment success. 

August 18, 2014

This Young Man's Grandmother Died Unexpectedly. His Moving Photographs Document His Family's Grief.

Goseong Choi traveled to his family's remote South Korean village after losing his grandmother.

From Nazi Resistance to Ferguson's Unrest: The Weird History of the Molotov Cocktail
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Those clever Finns invented the term to mock a Soviet minister.

Houdini Loved to Use His Magic to Expose Real Con Artists
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Houdini knew all about trickery—and used that to take down frauds.

August 17, 2014

Geneticists' New Obsession with Pregnancy Isn't Bad for Women

It turns out the life choices men make could have an even greater impact on their children's genes.

Touching Images of Unaccompanied Minors—From 100 Years Ago

A look back at the icon of American immigration, Ellis Island.

What Happens When Evangelical Virgin Men Get Married? This Secular Female Sociologist Found Out.
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Once you get married, the “beastly”—excessive masturbation, watching pornography—doesn’t disappear.

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