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The Cure For Fear

The Cure For Fear
newrepublic.com — Klaver found it difficult to talk about her anxiety, even with her husband. Thinking back to the robbery left her feeling even more isolated and vulnerable. "The first seconds, you feel so very, very lonely," she said. She resisted the idea of psychotherapy, with its long sessions devoted to reliving and processing the trauma.

Standing Desk Backlash: A Sitter's Manifesto

Standing Desk Backlash: A Sitter's Manifesto
newrepublic.com — Sometimes when people give up their seat for me-as they ought-they accompany this generous gesture with the words "I've been sitting all day." "Me too!" I say, happily taking the weight off my feet.

2014 Botched Executions: The Worst Year in Lethal Injection History

2014 Botched Executions: The Worst Year in Lethal Injection History
newrepublic.com — Now there's Wood in Arizona. Arizona chose to become just the second state to use the same two drugs that Ohio used for McGuire, despite the apparent problems with that execution. A full picture of Wood's death has not yet emerged, but the execution dragged on so long that Wood's lawyers were able to file an appeal in U.S.

The Period, Our Simplest Punctuation Mark, Has Become a Sign of Anger

The Period, Our Simplest Punctuation Mark, Has Become a Sign of Anger
newrepublic.com — This is an unlikely heel turn in linguistics. In most written language, the period is a neutral way to mark a pause or complete a thought; but digital communications are turning it into something more aggressive.

How Germany's Right-Wing Tabloid Learned to Love Refugees

How Germany's Right-Wing Tabloid Learned to Love Refugees
bloomberg.com — Every year, the newshounds of Germany guiltily anticipate the Sommerloch, or "summer hole." The country goes on holiday, the news cycle begins to moss over, and the conservative national tabloid Bild Zeitung can be counted on to seek strange stories to fill its pages: a bloodthirsty snapping turtle, a man who slashes the linings of above-ground swimming pools, a student who floods his town with sewage.

What’s a Species, Anyways?

What’s a Species, Anyways?
newrepublic.com — The search for the red wolf's origins have led scientists to a new theory about how evolution actually works. Photographs by Joel Sartore On November 19, 2013, employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discovered the carcass of a large mammal not far from the North Carolina coast.

How We Live Online

How We Live Online
nymag.com — In mid-October, a German lawyer named Chan-Jo Jun filed a criminal complaint with the public prosecutor in Hamburg. Jun practiced IT law in the old Bavarian city of Wurzburg, and he typically handled issues like software license compliance. "Boring stuff basically," he says.

Beat the Hungarian, Take the Cannoli: Paulie Malignaggi’s Not-Quite-Farewell Fight in Milan

Beat the Hungarian, Take the Cannoli: Paulie Malignaggi’s Not-Quite-Farewell Fight in Milan
grantland.com — Amanda Deni On the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week, Paulie Malignaggi arrived at the Dixieland Café, a "Tex-Mex restaurant and American bar," on the Piazzale Aquileia. He stripped down to his underwear, a pair of gray boxer briefs with a red Gap waistband, and stepped onto a scale.

The World’s Biggest Pet Store Has 250,000 Animals

The World’s Biggest Pet Store Has 250,000 Animals
bloomberg.com — Photographer: Eriver Hijano Norbert Zajac got his first pet, a golden hamster, when he was 4 years old. He took good care of her and bought a second hamster one year later. By the time he was 8, Zajac had bred more than 100 golden hamsters in the basement of his family's little home.

The Women Hoping to Become NY’s Pot Moguls -- The Cut

The Women Hoping to Become NY’s Pot Moguls -- The Cut
nymag.com — Last year, whenever women asked Jazmin Hupp about starting a medical-marijuana business in New York, she responded with a question: "Do you have a million dollars?" Hupp is the founder of Women Grow, a professional network for women with marijuana businesses, and she's used to helping others get their start in a male-dominated industry.
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Feb 16, 2016

Is everyone really sure that running against not one but two billionaires would hurt Sanders in a general election?

Feb 09, 2016

The German word for nipple, Brustwarze, means literally "breast wart"

Dec 07, 2015

Red wolves are 1) cute 2) upsetting some of our most dearly held beliefs about nature. I wrote about them here: newrepublic.com/article/124453…

Oct 25, 2015

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