I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

Two Histories of Financiers Profiting From Real Estate While Homeowners Go Belly Up. What John Rawls Missed.

Why Do We Think Cats Are Unfriendly?

Cats are the only asocial animal we have successfully domesticated. We’re disappointed that we don’t bond with them as easily as dogs. But are we just missing the signs?

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5 Books That Explain Why It Seems the World Is So Messed Up

Smart guides for understanding this strange and contradictory moment in history.

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Here’s How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.

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I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

While searching for the person who grifted me in Chicago, I discovered just how easy it is for users of the short-term rental platform to get exploited.

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The Conflicted Love Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller

How an intense, unclassifiable relationship shaped the history of modern thought.

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What John Rawls Missed

Are his principles for a just society enough today?

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Secret Life of the Tower of London’s Chief Guard

On the eve of his retirement, the foremost symbol of jolly old England recalls decades spent sleeping in a former prison cell while watching over Her Majesty’s ancient fortress.

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Two Histories of Financiers Profiting From Real Estate While Homeowners Go Belly Up

When it comes to doling out public money to private business with the hope that it will inevitably trickle down, the American government is like the Bill Murray character in the first half of “Groundhog Day”: making the same mistakes over and over again, without ever seeming to learn.

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Why Millions of Teens Can’t Finish Their Homework

The push toward technology-focused education overlooks the students who lack the resources needed to complete their assignments.

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