Life
Life
Travel Explainer
Aug. 11 2015 5:45 AMA Mini History of Mega Tourist TrapsWhat was the world’s first “world’s largest” roadside attraction?
Dear Prudence
Aug. 10 2015 2:41 PMWeb of LiesPrudie advises a woman who used a background check website on her boyfriend and doesn’t like what she saw.
Live Chats
Aug. 10 2015 12:00 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor Aug. 10, 2015.
The Eye
Aug. 10 2015 9:33 AMYou’ll Want to Spend the Rest of Your Summer on This Floating Tribute to Thoreau’s Cabin
Quora
Aug. 10 2015 7:23 AMHow Does a Restaurant Set Its Menu Prices?
Quora
Aug. 9 2015 7:06 AMHow Difficult Is It to Land on an Aircraft Carrier in Rough Seas?
Atlas Obscura
Aug. 7 2015 3:26 PMTree Mountain Is Covered in 11,000 Hand-Planted Trees Arranged in a Huge Swirling Pattern
Outward
Aug. 7 2015 10:56 AMElle Fanning Is a Trans Teen and Susan Sarandon His Lesbian Grandmother in About Ray
Travel Explainer
Aug. 7 2015 10:09 AMSplit the BillHow to be sure your cash stays with you while on the go.
The Eye
Aug. 7 2015 9:10 AMBuildings That Celebrate the Beauty of the World’s Most Used Man-Made Material
Outward
Aug. 6 2015 11:44 PMJohn Kasich’s Marriage-Equality Answer Was the High Point of the GOP Debate
Schooled
Aug. 6 2015 2:09 PMIs Professional Development for Teachers One Big Boondoggle?
Caixin
Aug. 6 2015 12:45 PMCan China Wean Itself Off Coal? A northern province wants to desmog by replacing coal with “clean coal.” It’s not working.
History
Aug. 6 2015 9:45 AMThe Bittersweet Victory at Saint-DomingueThe 1791 Haitian Revolution secured black independence in the former French colony and sounded the death knell for the European slave trade. It also ensured the expansion of U.S. slavery.
The History of American Slavery
Aug. 6 2015 9:25 AMA “Fus’ Rate Bargain”Accounts of slave appraisals in mid–19th-century Georgia demonstrate how enslaved people sought to keep their families intact as they navigated the auction block.
Outward
Aug. 10 2015 3:41 PMWhat Other Countries Can Teach America About Transgender Military Service
Atlas Obscura
Aug. 10 2015 1:45 PMIt’s Cats vs. Snakes at the Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas of the Cats
The Vault
Aug. 10 2015 11:07 AMMidcentury Cartoons for Worried Print Journalists 
Outward
Aug. 10 2015 8:47 AMHow the Fight for Marriage Equality Derailed France’s LGBTQ Rights Movement
Travel Explainer
Aug. 10 2015 4:45 AMA Chilly ReceptionWhy do hotels think guests want access to ice in their rooms?
Quora
Aug. 8 2015 7:26 AMWhat’s It Like to Be the CEO of a Startup?
The Vault
Aug. 7 2015 1:44 PMGraceful Minimalist Diagrams of Early-20th-Century Olympic High Dives 
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 7 2015 10:52 AMHeebie Jeebies: The 1920s Dance Craze That Helped Launch Louis Armstrong
Outward
Aug. 7 2015 9:19 AMA Gorgeous Cartoon About the Harassment of Trans People in Malaysia
Quora
Aug. 7 2015 7:42 AMWhy Are Cats Attracted to People Who Don’t Like Them?
Atlas Obscura
Aug. 6 2015 4:16 PMThe Largest Single Concentration of Garter Snakes in the World Is a Writhing Serpent Orgy
The Vault
Aug. 6 2015 1:26 PMFive Panoramic Photographs of the Ruins of Hiroshima 
Outward
Aug. 6 2015 10:42 AMRepublican National Committee Spurns Anti-Gay Resolutions
The Eye
Aug. 6 2015 9:37 AMOne of the Most Spirited and Vibrant Street Art Scenes Is Tucked Away in the Andes
The History of American Slavery
Aug. 6 2015 9:23 AMWhat Happened When Slaves RebelledHistory of American Slavery, Episode 5: How the frontier was really settled, and the volatile conditions that ripened it for rebellion.

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