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The 1890 Version of ‘Wild’ Saw a 10-Week Slog Through the Carpathian Mountains

Feminist travel writer Menie Muriel Dowie was understandably irate about her book’s reception.<p>Menie Muriel Dowie. (Photo: Public Domain)<p>It was the …

Meditations on the Wisdom of Action | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>Kyle Eschenroeder’s “10 Overlooked Truths About Taking Action” is one of our favorite articles ever published on the Art of Manliness.</i> …

Cosmo Magazine 1902: What Men Like in Other Men | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in a 1902 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine (which started out as a quality family magazine before</i> …

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How do the new-look Lake Show look after adding LeBron James?<p>8:33 p.m. July 2, 2018<p>The U.S. remains the top destination for people in Latin America, …

Pond Scum

Henry David Thoreau’s moral myopia.<p>On the evening of October 6, 1849, the hundred and twenty people aboard the brig St. John threw a party. The St. John was a so-called famine ship: Boston-bound from Galway, it was filled with passengers fleeing the mass starvation then devastating Ireland. They …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

Rand Paul, dorm room philosopher: Why his “slavery” nonsense is so outrageous

<b>Rand Paul (AP/Jim Cole)</b><p>Paying taxes makes you a slave, says a grown man running for the most powerful office in the world<p>Simon Maloy<p>July 7, 2015 3:59pm (UTC)<p>Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul has a tax plan he’d like to sell you on. The plan, which would put in place a 14.5 percent flat tax, was …

23 cents an hour: The perfectly legal slavery happening in modern-day America

<b>(MoreISO via iStock)</b><p>In skyrocketing prison populations, corporations and the government have a pool of powerless, exploitable workers<p>Terrell Jermaine Starr<p>July 7, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If you thought slavery was outlawed in America, you would be wrong. The …

Why YA fiction needs to tell stories of mental illness

Books for younger readers that include painful subjects like OCD, bipolar disorder and depression may be painful, but they are also essential<p>Against a background of exam-related stress, parental anxiety, and under-resourced outside support for troubled teens, mental health issues, perhaps …

Baddies in books: Dostoevsky’s Underground Man

The nameless narrator of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground (1864), often known as Underground Man, opens his rambling memoirs with a declaration: “I am a sick man … I am an angry man. I am an unattractive man.” Forty years old, he sits and stews in his tiny St Petersburg apartment, …

The Strange Life of 'Lord' Timothy Dexter

<i>“There are but few men who are sufficiently attentive to their own thoughts, and able to analyze every motive or action. Among these, Timothy Dexter</i> …

5 new lows for Wal-Mart — just this month

<b>(Reuters/Kevork Djansezian)</b><p>Whether it’s lying about taxes or abusing animals, the retailer has proven it’s capable of just about anything<p>Alyssa Figueroa<p>September 24, 2014 10:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Profiting off its new uniform policy. Faking a state sales tax. …