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Janesville: An American Story

JANESVILLE, Wis. — At 7:07 a.m., the last Tahoe reached the end of the assembly line. Outside it was still dark, 15 degrees with 33 inches of snow — nearly a December record — piled up and drifting as a stinging wind swept across the acres of parking lots.¶ Inside the Janesville Assembly Plant, the …

General Motors

The Beautiful Symmetry of a TV Show

I’ve never actually watched an episode of <i>Sherlock,</i> but I’ve heard enough good things about the BBC series to know that it’s one of those Good …

'Definitely evil': The inmate who exposed Florida prisons' culture of cruelty

Harold Hempstead is a man with two conflicting narratives. One is a criminal past that sent him to prison for life. The other, a courageous pursuit …

A Southern Culture Identity Crisis

<i>Image courtesy of digitalheritage.org</i><p>October 1717: Philadelphia is a bustling town and busy port with immigrants arriving regularly. Quaker Jonathan Dickinson notices a new type of immigrant in the New World, "strangers to our laws and customs, and even to our language," observes Dickinson. The …

The Turing Phone Is Built to Be Unhackable and Unbreakable

SYL Chao opens his silver briefcase and lays it on the table. He deftly puts on white gloves and begins to unwrap white cloths from three rectangular …

Can hitch-hiking survive the 'sharing economy'?

Thumbing rides must be one of the greenest forms of travel, and despite all the scare stories and public service warnings, drivers still stop for …

Sharing Economy

Where Should Poor People Live?

Studies say that lower-income people do better when they live in affluent neighborhoods, but rich people don’t want them there. A few states are seeking ways around that resistance.<p>AMHERST, Mass.—When Peter Gagliardi first heard about an owner looking to sell an old farmhouse in this college town, …

Housing

The Baath Battalions Move Into Damascus

Roots in the Popular Army<p>Ever since the adoption of a new constitution in February 2012, the Syrian government and the Syrian Arab Army are supposed …

9 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life

Having enormous goals for your life is exhilarating, exciting… and at times, utterly terrifying. If you create daily habits to automate certain …

Productivity

Temples of books: The world’s most beautiful libraries

Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey writes in praise of the world’s great storehouses of knowledge – from the vaulted frescoes of Spain’s Escorial to the timber enigma of China’s National Library.<p>‘Print is dead’ has been the mantra of publishing and new media executives for so long now that a book …

Books

What to Do When You're Broken

Though no one likes it, each of us will find ourselves broken at some point in our journey. When we find ourselves there, what do we do? I've been …

Why Freud Still Matters, When He Was Wrong About Almost Everything

He’s been dead for nearly 70 years, but Sigmund Freud’s provocative theories are still a huge part of psychology, neuroscience, and culture — this …

Psychology

You can find the most eye-opening things online. So why don't you?

Are you guilty of 'imaginary cosmopolitanism'? How to break out of the web's echo chamber and genuinely learn something new<p>Snappy buzz-phrases identifying purported new social trends get invented, it seems, at the rate of about a hundred per week, and most of them are worthless. But a phrase coined …

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The cheapest World Cup final ticket will cost the average Brazilian 25 hours of work

Tickets for next year’s World Cup in Brazil are supposed to be among the cheapest they’ve ever been, according to FIFA, soccer’s governing body. Though prices, which were announced today, can get pretty high, local residents will be able to purchase tickets to most games for as low as 60 reals …

Brazil

How to make the perfect tabbouleh

Anissa Helou describes tabbouleh as a "global salad" – one of those dishes that can be found on menus and deli counters around the world, often in a …

Sinkane - Love Sick (Dungeonesse Remix)

NSA Leak: What's the Big Deal About Big Data? | Public Radio International

The NSA is building a facility in the Utah desert to store the surveillance being collected. It's a enormous facility – more than 1.5 million square feet – for an enormous amount of data or what experts call 'big data.'<p>Big data has been the catchphrase of the week since the story broke about NSA …

The Pain of Attachment, by Corrado Pensa

Home <b>›</b> Buddhist <b>›</b> Beginners <b>›</b> <b>The Pain of Attachment, by Corrado Pensa</b><p><i>on</i> 26 December 2012 • ( 4 )<p><b>There are various ways</b> of expressing the combination of …