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The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why I Have Mixed Feelings About MLK Day

I have mixed emotions about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For me, it’s a time of hopeful celebration — but also of cautionary vigilance. I celebrate an …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

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The Best (and Worst) Beauty Tricks Grandmas Have Sworn By

<b>Get Your Beauty Sleep</b><br>"At least six hours, but the more the better. Grandma loved to sleep. Her favorite part of this 'tip' is probably the most important—if you can't sleep, a glass of wine will always help." —<i>Rachel M.</i><p>Editor's note: The sleep pointer is great—but drinking alcohol disrupts shuteye, …