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How Politics Gutted Workplace Safety

In the 1980s, OSHA was forced to put business interests above worker protections. It’s still falling short.

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What the Reddit Rebellion Is Really About

Places Where Entire Black Communities Were Targets of Violence

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The Zeitgeist Is Meaningless

The things we think define the cultural moment—Amy Schumer, emojis, Lena Dunham—are really just fads.


Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out

Recent studies suggests that kids with overinvolved parents suffer psychological blowback in college. 

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