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Senior editor at @TheAtlantic.

Keepin' It Cool: How the Air Conditioner Made Modern America — Technology Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Air conditioning hasn't just cooled our rooms -- it's changed where we live, what our houses look like, and what we do on a hot summer night Hot damn.

By the Numbers: The Underwater Cables That Connect Us — Technology Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > To commemorate the completion of the first lasting transatlantic cable, we take a look at some facts about communication across the seas On this day in 1866, the first permanent transatlantic cable connected Europe and North America, allowing telegraphic messages to cross the ocean nearly instantly, though it still took about 24 hours to reach New York from the small fishing village in Newfoundland where the cable ended.
Jul 28, 2015

first perm transatlantic cable completed on this day in 1866 | The Underwater Cables That Connect Us…

American Culture - The Atlantic — And why it feels so alien today Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Man, if this guy could see today. By one measure, "arts and cultural production" today than their parents and grandparents did).
Jul 24, 2015

In 1962, one writer looked at America and saw a nation entering a deeper, post-materialist age…

Pleae help me make Caramel Using Coconut Sugar? — I am making my own ice cream pops. One flavor I'm developing is Peach Cobbler. I've been trying to include some caramel in the bars, yet I can't seem to make a type caramel using coconut sugar, tha...

The Beauty of the Multitool: Swiss Army Knives From Ancient Rome to the Consumer Electronics Show — The multitool is such a simple idea: Your many implements, tightly tucked together in one little package. The Swiss Army knife, first built by a German company in 1891, is the iconic example. With its red handle and Victorinox logo, it comes equipped with a couple of dozen small tools -- knives, picks, even a magnifying glass.

The New York Times Had a Mistake on Its Front Page Every Day for More Than a Century — Nobody knows exactly how it happened, but somehow, between February 6, 1898, and February 7, 1898, the issue numbering for The New York Times got a little ... off. It's easy enough to imagine the scene: A worker, late at night, setting the paper's front-page type.
Feb 08, 2015

The New York Times Had a Mistake on Its Front Page Every Day for More Than a Century

The Man Who Made Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton — Over the weekend, Yves Carcelle, former leader of the luxury brand Louis Vuitton, passed away in Paris at the age of 66. In obituaries and social-media posts, friends and colleagues have remembered him as a warm, charming character, someone with " a rare human touch."

The Bottom 1 Percent — How is it different to be poor-very poor-in a developing country than in the richest country in the world? That's the question asked in a new paper from Brookings researchers Laurence Chandy and Cory Smith. To answer it, Chandy and Smith needed to know more about that very bottom of America's wealth distribution-those living below the global poverty line of $2 per day.
Aug 31, 2014

The Other 1 Percent: Researchers only have the fuzziest understanding of America's poorest

Seeing the Great Depression — For a singular image of the Great Depression and the roughness of those years, it's hard to do much better than Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, two of her children tucking their faces over her shoulders, a baby in her lap.
Aug 27, 2014

New, wonderful tool allows viewers to explore ~175,000 images of America during the Great Depression…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @TheAtlantic: This new Yale archive contains over 175,000 images of America in the 1930s and '40s

Aug 27, 2014

Man, this massive FSA/OWI photo archive from the Depression/WWII era is so freakin' cool:… (h/t @beccarosen)

Aug 28, 2014

Aaaand you can search by state. MT @TheAtlantic Yale archive contains over 175k images of US in the 1930s and '40s

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Daimler Employees Can Set Emails to Auto-Delete During Vacation — Workers can look forward to coming back to an inbox exactly as they'd left it. Even the most disciplined relaxers can find themselves just, you know, every now and then, taking a peek at their work email when they're away on vacation. Yes, their out-of-office reminders are set.
Aug 14, 2014

This is the best: Daimler employees can set emails to auto-delete while on holiday…

Aug 24, 2014

Cool: Daimler-Benz employees can arrange to auto-delete any work-rated emails sent to them when they're on vacation.…

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Aug 31, 2015

To get her story on Newtok, Alaska, @alanasemuels took three planes and slept on the floor of the local school…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @sethdmichaels: maybe residents of Newtok are just moving their ancestral home as part of elaborate hoax to make government bigger?…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @sethdmichaels: this is a preview. Imagine this played out over more & much bigger settlements. That's "adaptation," and it's painful ht…

Aug 31, 2015

What should become of Newtok, Alaska, a village that will soon be underwater because of climate change?…

Aug 30, 2015

The village of Newtok, Alaska, needs to move or it will soon be under water, but moving may be impossible…

Aug 26, 2015

We've just launched a new section of The Atlantic: Notes. Check it out.

Aug 26, 2015

RT @DPJHodges: In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.

Aug 25, 2015

RT @emmaogreen: Do you write about culture, broadly constructed? Are you someone who has original ideas? Get at us. cc: @sophieGG…

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