Ryan Pipan

13 Added | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | @RyanPipan | Keep up with Ryan Pipan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ryan Pipan”

Born to Run and the Decline of the American Dream

Bruce Springsteen’s breakout album embodied the lost ‘70s—the tense, political, working-class rejection of an increasingly unequal society.<p>Forty years ago, on the eve of its official release, “Born to Run”—the song that propelled Bruce Springsteen into the rock-and-roll stratosphere—had already …

Bruce Springsteen

How to Deal With Market Instability: Don’t Watch

And definitely don’t panic.<p>The Dow dropped sharply this morning: The index was down more than 1,000 points at opening bell before recovering later in the morning. The news, following Friday’s 500 point drop, lit up Twitter and news headlines.<p>Some economists and commenters have already been pointing …

Stock Markets

Your Questions Answered About Europe's Migrant Crisis

There are more refugees in Europe today than at any other time since World War II. As record numbers of people flee violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as conflicts across North Africa, the most popular route to Europe is across the Aegean Sea to Greece.<p>NPR international correspondents …

Aegean Sea

A Word Cloud of Ajo, Arizona

The words we use about ourselves reveal surprising truths.<p>Having listened to people from around the U.S. talk to us for our American Futures adventure over the last 20 months, I can report that regionalisms of American English are still thriving. Sure, there are some ubiquitous new Americanisms …

Sioux Falls

What If Web Search Results Were Based On Accuracy?

Imagine, for a moment, that every Web search gave only accurate, verified information. Imagine that questions concerning real facts about the real world returned lists of websites ordered by how well those site's facts <i>matched</i> the real world.<p>Search for "Barack Obama's nationality," and websites …

Barack Obama

Requiem for American Exceptionalism

If the United States no longer seems so different from other developed nations, and if perhaps it never did, then it has lessons to learn from them.<p>A reader tweeted a funny reply to my last article about American neglect of the First World War. He explained that modern viewers prefer the sequel to …

Political Science

The Religious Lives of Finnish Mind Readers

In a study about the sources of spiritual belief, researchers investigated the role of "affective and cognitive empathy," or the ability to figure out what other people are feeling and thinking.<p>In the vast body of scientific writing on religion, there's a subset of research that focuses on …

The Myth of the Free Press

Screen shot of journalist Gary Webb from Vimeo.<p>There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the …

People Can Tell When They’re Losing Their Memories

A new study suggests that self-reported changes in the ability to remember things strongly predict future dementia.<p>Walking into a room and forgetting what you went there for is one thing. Locking your keys in your car? Totally understandable. Our overworked brains can only take so much, and so we …

There's No Such Thing as a Slut

A new longitudinal study examined how college students slut-shame—and found that the practice is as illogical as it is damaging.<p>In 2004, two women who were long past college age settled into a dorm room at a large public university in the Midwest. Elizabeth Armstrong, a sociology professor at the …

The Power of Imagination

Those in the premodern world who hoarded possessions and refused to redistribute supplies and food, who turned their backs on the weak and the sick, …

Literature

Dandelion Benefits - Greens, Roots, and Dandelion Tea

I know, most people are looking for ways to get rid of dandelions. Sure, they are unsightly, making big yellow heads and then annoying seed heads …

Irony, sincerity, normcore: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, David Foster Wallace and the end of rebellion

Stop mocking normcore: It’s the natural result of our sarcasm and irony-drenched culture<p>Frenzied talk of normcore — the fashion trend that encourages its adherents to fit in and be normal rather than stand out and be different — is not very old. It can’t even crawl yet, but articles about it over …