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Depressed People Aren’t Villains—Nor Are They Werewolves
May 24th, 2017, 12:58 PM

American author Ernest Hemingway famously said, “Happiness in intelligent people...

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Why Did U.S. Postmasters Once Have So Much Political Cachet?
May 24th, 2017, 12:58 PM

Once upon a time, American bureaucracy worked through patronage, an...

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When Americans Became Obsessed with Fresh Air
May 24th, 2017, 12:58 PM

With the arrival of warm weather in many parts of...

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How Conflict Boosts the Economy
May 23rd, 2017, 12:58 PM

It sounds like good news: The Economist reports that the...

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Suggested Readings: Deadly Lead, Natural Foods, and Handshake Diplomacy
May 23rd, 2017, 12:58 PM

Well-researched stories from around the web that bridge the gap...

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Was Marsden Hartley Really a Great Painter?
May 23rd, 2017, 12:58 PM

New York’s Met Breuer museum is featuring “Marsden Hartley’s Maine,” highlighting...

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“Filibuster” Doesn’t Mean What You Think it Does
May 22nd, 2017, 12:58 PM

The word “filibuster” might call to mind endless speeches and...

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The Secrets of Viking Sword Making
May 22nd, 2017, 12:58 PM

Vikings. The feared raiders struck terror through Northern Europe for...

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Secret Communities: Why We Confess Online
May 21st, 2017, 12:58 PM

The anonymous nature of the internet has lent itself well...

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The Novelist’s Risk: Researching The Last Neanderthal
May 20th, 2017, 12:58 PM

Every novel reimagines the world, and some novelists are gutsy...

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