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Suicides, Drug Addiction and High School Football

MADISON, Ind. — An hour’s drive from Louisville, perched along the Ohio River, sits the prettiest little town.<p>Madison, population 12,000, has won awards for its beauty. Best Main Street. One of the top 20 romantic towns in Indiana. One of 12 distinctive destinations in the United States, according …

High School Football

Meet Brian Orser, Pyeongchang’s Busiest Figure Skating Coach

The ‘84 and ‘88 silver medalist has five students at these Olympics—from five countries<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea—There have been some busy figure skating coaches at the Pyeongchang Games who carefully shepherd an athlete from practice to rest to competition and back again. There are even busier …

Skating

The Most Trusted Name in Figure Skating News

By day, Jackie Wong is known as a management consultant. But by night, he’s simply known as Jackie, the blogger, podcaster and prolific tweeter who has become the most authoritative name in figure skating.<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea—The figure skating press corps was confused. As reporters at the …

Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.

Bags of cash delivered to a Rome hotel for favored Italian candidates. Scandalous stories leaked to foreign newspapers to swing an election in Nicaragua. Millions of pamphlets, posters and stickers printed to defeat an incumbent in Serbia.<p>The long arm of Vladimir Putin? No, just a small sample of …

Russia

Adam Rippon on Quiet Starvation in Men’s Figure Skating

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Shortly before Adam Rippon’s breakthrough victory at the United States figure skating championships, Brian Boitano crossed paths with him and asked how he was doing. Boitano, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist, expected Rippon to rave about his jumps or his signature …

Adam Rippon

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul’s Gangnam …

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects on the #MeToo Movement: 'It's About Time'

When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg began her legal crusade, women were treated differently than men by law. By the time she first put on judicial robes she had already worked a judicial revolution.<p>Today the issues are both the same and different. At front and center is the question of …

Me Too movement

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

Face-Down, Head-First, 90 Miles An Hour On The Ice

At the Winter Olympics, which get underway next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea, some of the most blistering speeds will come in the three high-adrenaline sliding sports, where top athletes zip on the ice at about 90 miles an hour.<p>There's bobsled, kind of like a downhill race car on steel runners.<p>…

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides

Five years ago, I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months.<p>Everyone kept whispering, "Why?"<p>That was when I decided I had to find an answer.<p>So I started counting dead doctors. I left that memorial service with a list of 10. Today I have 757 suicides on my registry.<p>And I …

Mental Health

The Story of Reality Winner, America’s Most Unlikely Leaker

Reality Winner grew up in a carefully kept manufactured home on the edge of a cattle farm 100 miles north of the Mexican border in a majority-Latino …

Surveillance

The 10 Most Popular 'Fresh Air' Interviews Of 2017

In 2017, <i>Fresh Air</i> marked 30 years as anationally syndicated, daily radio program by doing what it does best: more in-depth interviews.<p>This year's guests included journalists, late night hosts, notable authors, political movers and shakers and an FBI profiler — not to mention the multitalented …

Donald Trump

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Jonas Mekas turned 95 this year and won a lifetime achievement award in Frankfurt, Germany. Ping Wong, 92, learned new rules for playing mah-jongg. Helen Moses, who turned 93, mostly gave up talk of marrying Howie Zeimer, her steady companion of the last eight years. Ruth Willig, 94, broke a bone …

Jersey Shore

How Antivirus Software Can Be Turned Into a Tool for Spying

It has been a secret, long known to intelligence agencies but rarely to consumers, that security software can be a powerful spy tool.<p>Security software runs closest to the bare metal of a computer, with privileged access to nearly every program, application, web browser, email and file. There’s good …

Kaspersky Lab

A Tech Pioneer’s Final, Unexpected Act

Upon receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer, Eric Sun set out to achieve some lifelong musical goals.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Johannes Brahms wrote his first violin sonata for his muse, the pianist Clara Schumann. He presented …

Edward Snowden made an app to protect your laptop

Wait, Snowden built an app?<p>Earlier this year, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Jacqueline Moudeina, the first female lawyer in Chad and a legendary human rights advocate who has worked tirelessly to bring former dictator Hissène Habré to justice. Habré was convicted of human rights abuses …

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018 | Inc.com

As 2018 gets closer, many professionals focus on what they can do better next year. Increasing productivity at work is a common New Year's resolution, as there is almost always room to improve anyone's practices.<p>To help you get started, here are 27 productivity tips to begin 2018 right.<p>1. Build up …

Productivity

Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon …

Council on Foreign Relations

'I defeated ISIS': Young scholar lived secret double life

The historian carried secrets too heavy for one man to bear.<p>He packed his bag with his most treasured possessions before going to bed: the 1 terabyte hard drive with his evidence against the Islamic State group, an orange notebook half-filled with notes on Ottoman history, and, a keepsake, the …

Mosul

Terry Crews: 'Men Need to Hold Other Men Accountable'

When dozens of women came forward with sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein—who has continued to deny all allegations …

A Lonely Death

TOKIWADAIRA, Japan — Cicadas, every Japanese schoolchild knows, lie underground for years before rising to the earth’s surface in summer. They climb up the nearest tree, where they cast off their shells and start their short second lives. During their few days among us, they mate, fly and cry. They …

Japan

Chicago's underground city that’s becoming a design star

Beneath Chicago’s dizzying skyline and urban parks is an airless, subterranean ‘neighbourhood’ that’s having its moment.<p>The only sounds came from strip lights fizzing in the ceiling and the slow, eerie echo of footsteps in the distance.<p>Aromas of coffee, grease and chlorine mingled in my nostrils as …

City Halls

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Cameras

The Biggest Tax Scam in History

Donald Trump likes to declare that every good thing that happens while he’s in office — job growth, rising stock prices, whatever — is the biggest, greatest, best ever. Then the fact-checkers weigh in and quickly determine that the claim is false.<p>But what’s happening in the Senate right now really …

Middle-class

Tim Wu: Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality

Back in 2005, a small phone company based in North Carolina named Madison River began preventing its subscribers from making phone calls using the internet application Vonage. As Vonage was a competitor in the phone call market, Madison River’s action was obviously anticompetitive. Consumers …

Net Neutrality

What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity

Pocono Pines, Pa., is a two-hour drive from New York City. After you exit the Interstate, the route into town winds past short trees and abandoned gas stations with rust-­edged signs showing gas prices from years before. The town, on the shore of Lake Naomi, once serviced the traffic to Mount Airy …