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Everything: You're Doing It Wrong

theatlantic.com — Are you having a good day? Are you feeling rested, and happy, and ready to conquer the week ahead with your signature mixture of aggression and grace? Are you on top of your game, and thus on top of the world? Then you might want to get off the Internet.
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30 Years of Coens: Fargo

theatlantic.com — In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Coen brothers' debut, Blood Simple, I'm re-watching their 16 feature films and attempting to jot down observations on one per day, in order of their release. For a fuller explanation of what I'm doing and why, see my first entry, on Blood Simple .
Sep 15, 2014

RT @TheAtlantic: Notes on "Fargo," the most impeccably balanced Coen brothers movie theatln.tc/1qWmhfk

Sep 15, 2014

RT @sternbergh: Even if you don't think FARGO is the best American film of last 25 years (as I do), you'll love this from @OrrChris: theatlantic.com/entertainment/…

Sep 15, 2014

Dear @OrrChris: I rabidly adored your FARGO piece, but there is no way the line you cite is the best line in FARGO: 'theatlantic.com/entertainment/…

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Americans Won't Relax, Even Late at Night or on the Weekend

theatlantic.com — It's Sunday, typically a day of rest for most. But if you're reading this article from your office-you're not alone. A new paper by economists Dan Hamermesh and Elena Stancanelli found that Americans not only work longer hours, but they are more likely to work late at night and on weekends as well.
Sep 15, 2014

Americans work the longest hours, to the detriment of our health and social life. ow.ly/Bxc9j @bourreelam on @TheAtlantic

Sep 15, 2014

It pays bills! “@WinthropPoll: Americans increasingly working nights and weekends and it's generally not worth it: theatlantic.com/business/archi…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @Indira_L: "We have driven ourselves to a point where we work more and get less and less for it"-@theatlantic theatlantic.com/business/archi… ht @brigidschulte

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Adrian Peterson Is Not a Racial Symbol

theatlantic.com — The news of NFL player Adrian Peterson's arrest for child abuse came on the heels of a week focused on an act of domestic violence from another black football player. Some of his colleagues rushed to defend Peterson and suggest his charges were yet another example of our society's widespread and unfair demonization of black men.
Sep 15, 2014

Good stuff here from @TheAtlantic on the unfortunate defense of child-beating by some in the black community: theatlantic.com/entertainment/…

America's Stake in the Scottish Referendum

theatlantic.com — The imminent referendum on Scottish independence has received surprisingly little attention in the United States. Americans have an excuse: Until recently, the British political elite paid nearly equally little attention to the possible break-up of their country. Then, at the end of August, just weeks before the September 18 vote, polls detected a sudden rise in pro-independence 'Yes' sentiment.
Sep 15, 2014

The Scottish independence referendum: If the “yes” wins, the US loses theatlantic.com/international/…

The Nation That Janet Jackson Built

theatlantic.com — The most culturally significant female artist of the 1980s? Janet Jackson. I realize that's a big claim for a decade that included such talents as Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, and Madonna.

The Practical Nobility of Donating One's Body to Science

theatlantic.com — There are many words a woman in love longs to hear. "I'll love you forever, darling," and "Will it be a diamond this year?" are two fine examples. But young lovers take note: Above all else, the phrase every girl truly wants to hear is "Hi, this is Amy from Science Support; I'm dropping off some heads."
Sep 15, 2014

RT @TheGoodDeath: Take a break for severed heads and read an excerpt from Smoke Gets in Your Eyes in The Atlantic. theatlantic.com/health/archive…

Angry Letters to the One Member of Congress Who Voted Against the War on Terror

theatlantic.com — OAKLAND, Calif.-The people here were out of step with America. In the hours after the attacks of September 11, 2oo1, they were angry at the terrorists who flew planes into the Pentagon and World Trade Center. They wanted the attackers brought to justice.
Sep 15, 2014

RT @emptywheel: Awesome @conor64 piece on the letters Barbara Lee got after she voted no on (it turns out) forever war. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @mtredden: Everything about this @conor64 piece is beautiful and wonderful and sad theatln.tc/1y8tvDp

Sep 15, 2014

Everything about this @conor64 piece is beautiful and wonderful and sad theatln.tc/1y8tvDp

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When You Can't Afford Sleep

theatlantic.com — NEW YORK-If it's a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, Sam McCalman wakes up in his tiny one-bedroom apartment in Flatbush well before the nearest Starbucks opens for business. He catches the 5 a.m. bus to the John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens. From 7 a.m.
Sep 15, 2014

People who make the least amount of money get the least sleep (via theatln.tc/YMW21V): pic.twitter.com/tBMExvOBWQ

Sep 15, 2014

RT @olgakhazan: Tired? Here's what it's like when you literally can't afford sleep: theatlantic.com/health/archive…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @spitzmud: This article by @olgakhazan on people who can't afford to sleep, makes me grateful for even the crappy sleep I get -- theatlantic.com/health/archive…

Sep 15, 2014

Our Scarily Darwinian World: When You Can't Afford Sleep - The Atlantic theatlantic.com/health/archive…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @olgakhazan: Tired? Here's what it's like when you literally can't afford sleep: theatlantic.com/health/archive…

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