Never Spend More Than This Amount of Your Income on a Car

Whose Boots on the Ground. The Gig Economy Never Leaves You.

Never Spend More Than This Amount of Your Income on a Car, Says Finance Expert and Millionaire

Americans have a complicated relationship with cars. Aside from buying a home, a car is probably the second-most expensive purchase you will ever make in your life.

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The Songs of Trees: A Biologist’s Lyrical Ode to How Relationships Weave the Fabric of Life

“We cannot step outside life’s songs. This music made us; it is our nature.”

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Whose Boots on the Ground

I think about the teacher at my high school who taped a sign with an updated count of the death toll in Iraq to his classroom door, and about how no one ever seemed to stop to read it.

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On the Hunt for the Lost Wonders of Medieval Britain

Does a millennium-old manuscript hold the key to hidden, awe-inspiring places?

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The Gig Economy Never Leaves You

The NFL loves treating its own players as expendable; the rest of American industry shares that affection.

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The Romantic Venus We Never Knew

Venus used to be as fit for life as Earth.

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The Story Behind John Cage’s 4’33”

In a world plagued by Muzak, John Cage needed to find a quiet way to make a powerful statement.

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The Rise (and Stall) of the Boba Generation

How bubble tea became far more than just a drink to young Asian Americans.

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How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

A super simple strategy that can help you beat procrastination, break bad habits, and improve performance—all in just 5 seconds.

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