Maddie Joseph

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Can students who are constantly on their devices actually learn? – Joelle Renstrom

I have a rule about cellphones in class: if one disrupts us by ringing, vibrating or sounding an alarm, the owner has to sing a song or bust some …

Teaching

The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie

In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?<p>Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the …

Diabetes

The Dark Side Of Jesus People USA, America's Most Influential Christian Movement

For decades, the freewheeling hippies of Jesus People USA —"God's forever family" — forged one of the most influential movements in Christianity. They were also Jaime Prater's family, until he made a documentary exposing the commune's darkest secrets.<p><b>Usually, Jaime Prater</b> felt excited on the first …

Why is scientific sexism so intractably resistant to reform? – Margaret Wertheim

In the final months of my physics degree, one of my professors asked me into his office – an exciting prospect, given that I assumed we’d be …

Taking children to an aquarium is a lesson in cruelty – Skye C Cleary

What could possibly be wrong with taking your child to an aquarium? It seems like an innocent enough pleasure. Most children love watching exotic …

A Diamond and a Kiss: The Women of John Hughes

My childhood fantasy went like this: Standing in a church doorway in a “Miss Pretty Princess” bridesmaid dress with a floral wreath in my hair, and …

The Breakfast Club

The idea that gender is a spectrum is a new gender prison – Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

What is gender? This is a question that cuts to the very heart of feminist theory and practice, and is pivotal to current debates in social justice …

Feminism

The Undermining of American Charity

Our backgrounds may be relevant to the criticisms we make here of a major flaw in the financing of charities today. Lewis Cullman is a New York …

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America

It’s known as a modern-day hub of progressivism, but its past is one of exclusion.<p>PORTLAND, Ore.— Victor Pierce has worked on the assembly line of a Daimler Trucks North America plant here since 1994. But he says that in recent years he’s experienced things that seem straight out of another time. …

African-American News

Twins provide a mirror for societal changes and human nature – Laura Spinney

In Greek mythology, twins Castor and Pollux are so tightly bound that when mortal Castor dies, divine Pollux surrenders half his immortality to stay …

Pregnancy

Best Sisters

I was not prepared for the possibility of my sister. She was born in that in between time—the days before summer vacation has started and all the …

‘Creepypasta’ is how the internet learns our fears – Will Wiles

Not long ago, in a room very like this one (the setting of most of these stories is both familiar and vague), I was looking for the origin of a video …

Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens

For teenagers these days, social media is real life, with its own arcane rules and etiquette. Writer Mary H. K. Choi embedded with five high …

Pharmaceutical Sales 101: Inside Information

When Dr. David Mitchell was a third-year medical student at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, in Springfield, he attended a lunch …

The Surreal Politics of a Billionaire’s Tax Loophole

This story was co-published with The Daily Beast.For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street …

Private Equity

Birth—and Rebirth—after Bulimia

<i>Judy Tsuei | Longreads | September 2016 | 14 minutes (3571 words)</i><p>“140 pounds,” my midwife announces with a smile. “That’s a healthy starting point …