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How Much Should You Know About the Way Facebook Works?

An author of the infamous emotional-contagion study says it might not be reasonable to expect informed consent about social experiments online.<p>Every semester, Cornell professor Jeff Hancock asks his students to complete an experiment. First, he has them all Google the same search term. Then, he …

The Plight of the Male 'Plus One'

Playing accessory to an awards-show nominee is an inherently awkward task. Add in society's gender expectations, and it gets more so.<p>Here’s a game to play during this Monday’s Emmy red carpet show. Keep an eye out for the Plus Ones.<p>Plus Ones are guests of the stars, writers, and industry bigwigs …

The Twilight of Antonin Scalia

The conservative hero's fiery 2012 dissent on same-sex marriage could be his most influential opinion—but not in the way he intended.<p>When the Supreme Court reassembles in October, the same nine justices will gather in the robing room, but the Court itself will be different. As one example, consider …

The Island Nation That Bought a Back-Up Property

Scientists raise questions about the doomsday scenario that made one Pacific leader spend millions on new land.<p>Mikarite Temari, the mayor of Christmas Island, Kiribati’s largest atoll, rolled his eyes and shook his head as I read off my laptop in his office what his president, Anote Tong, had said …

The 9 Principles of Good Policing

The foundations of a civilized law-enforcement agency—and a veteran LAPD officer whose attitudes are at odds with them<p>The <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed, "I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me," captures an attitude toward policing that is common among U.S. law enforcement. Author …

Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From

It's a relatively new invention—is it time to shave another day off?<p>“Seven days,” wrote Witold Rybczynski in the August 1991 issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, “is not natural because no natural phenomenon occurs every seven days.” The year marks one revolution of the Earth around the sun. Months, supposedly, …

'Sin City' Siren Eva Green on Her Sexy, Bloody Comeback

The star of 'Penny Dreadful,' '300: Rise of an Empire' and 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' looks back at her year's big roles<p>Eva Green's year has …

Dave Matthews on Willie Nelson: 'He Really Is Revolutionary'

Why the singer/guitarist considers the country legend a folk hero<p><i>On September 13th, Farm Aid is returning to Raleigh, North Carolina. Dave Matthews</i> …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

The Week in Review: Billions Cast Their Ballots

Inside Flipboard / May 2, 2014<p>This week saw the close of the most democratic month in human history. For India’s 815 million eligible voters, the …

A Eulogy for Twitter

The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight.<p>We've been trying to figure out the moment Twitter turned, retracing tweets to see whether there was something specific that soured the platform.<p><i>Something is wrong on Twitter.</i> And people are noticing.<p>Or, at least, the kind of people we hang …

The Blue Devil in Miss Belle Knox: Meet Duke Porn Star Miriam Weeks

She's a studious college freshman — and America's top new adult-film actress<p>It's a soggy spring night, closing in on 10:00, and Duke freshman Miriam …

Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe is Wrong

It's time for the right wing to stop lying about the minimum wage, taxes, global warming and more<p>The great 20th-century economist John Maynard Keynes …

HBO Inks Exclusive Licensing Deal With Amazon Prime

Select HBO programming will be available for Prime subscribers, starting in May<p>HBO just became a little less exclusive: The network has finalized a …

Stephen Colbert Explains Why He's Really Leaving 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert has said he's retiring his conservative pundit character when he takes over the "Late Show" on CBS next year -- and he's already starting to say his goodbyes.<p>On Wednesday night's "The Daily Show," Colbert told Jon Stewart he's leaving "The Colbert Report," but not because he's …