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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

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The Real Marlboro Man

Darrell Winfield, star of the most successful campaign in tobacco history, sold the spirit of the cowboy to American men—and, surprisingly, women too.

A Very White Castle Valentine's Day

According to the company, at least 35,000 Americans spend the year's most romantic evening eating beef sliders at the fast-food chain. This year, I was one of them.

The Unbearable Lightness of Tweeting

At the heart of the media's chattiest technology is a hollow sharing economy. A personal investigation into just how little traffic Twitter's maelstrom actually contributes to websites.

FAA Drone Regulations Deal Blow to Amazon

The company's plan to deliver packages by unmanned air hit a snag on Sunday after draft regulations prohibit remote piloting.

The Tall Task of Unifying Part-Time Professors

As National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, activists are wondering how to galvanize a collection of workers who drift from campus to campus.

Is There a Middle Ground Between Renting a House and Buying One?

A program in Vermont makes homeownership more accessible by covering down payments and then splitting the resulting profits.

Where Have All the Construction Workers Gone?

Nevada now employs 60 percent fewer construction workers than it did during the housing boom. Some found new careers. Others left the country.

The Alarming, Long-Term Consequences of Workplace Stress

Health problems associated with job-related anxiety account for more deaths each year than Alzheimer's disease or diabetes.

Selling the Sacred Cow: India's Contentious Beef Industry

In a country where cattle are considered sacred, they're also paradoxically becoming a lucrative export.

Helen Keller Puts the Smackdown on Mansplaining

In her 1932 Atlantic article, "Put Your Husband in the Kitchen," the writer mocks people who have lost sight of the purpose of work—men, mostly.

Apple Is Basically a Small Country Now

The tech giant is worth $700 billion and is issuing bonds in Switzerland.

Selling the Fantasy of High-Protein Everything

Coca-Cola wants Americans to buy its new, hyper-fortified milk—regardless of what nutrients their diets actually lack.

Vaccines Are Profitable, So What?

Yes, Big Pharma is making profits off immunizations. But that doesn't mean anyone should skip the shots.

A Better Way to Help the Long-Term Unemployed

One successful program pays for an intensive training class, subsidizes wages for the jobless, and has an 80 percent placement rate. Can it be scaled?

'From Atoms to Bits': A Brilliant Visual History of American Ideas

A new paper employs a simple technique—counting words in patent texts—to trace the history of American invention, from chemistry to computers.

The Prius as an Oddly-Shaped Status Symbol

Hybrid cars are more or less functionally the same, but one came to dominate the market because of its purposefully weird design.

Kill Stock Buybacks to Save the American Economy

Profits once flowed to higher wages or increased investment. Now, they enrich a small number of shareholders.

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