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Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

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A Matter of Life and Death

It was cancer—a brutally sudden death sentence: the doctors told the author she had probably less than six months. For a woman with two young children and a full life, that prognosis was devastating, but also, in some ways, oddly liberating. And so began more than three years of horror, hope, and …

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Eric Schlosser: What the government doesn’t want you to know about nukes

The author on the disturbing similarities between nuclear near-misses, fast food and pot<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>September 21, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>"I’m trying to share important information that powerful bureaucratic systems don’t want the public to know," says journalist Eric Schlosser. The author of "Fast Food …

Former private banker: 'Making money is the easy part' | Joris Luyendijk

A former director-level fixed-income banker exposes the cut-throat world of creating instruments for investment banks<p>• This monologue is part of a series in which people across the financial sector speak to Joris Luyendijk about their working lives<p><i>He is in his early 40s, non-English and prone to</i> …

Sexting, Shame and Suicide

On the last day of her life, Audrie Pott walked through a crucible of teenage torment. A curvaceous sophomore at Saratoga High School, dressed in the …

Portrait of a Ten-Year-Old Girl

Caitlyn pinto is a happy person, and a known butt slapper. The happiness is overt, but she is stealth about the butt slapping, according to her …

Unholy modernity and the shamanic powers of the detective – Jason Webster | Aeon Essays

There are many criteria by which to judge a society. Dostoyevsky recommended examining its prisons. Gandhi said to look at how it treats its weakest …

The Last Time

You’re often completely unaware it’s happening.<p>First car. First apartment. First sex. First time eating an artichoke (The Nut Tree, while visiting my …

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The Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy

New York, Houston, Washington, D.C.—plus college towns and the energy belt—are all up, while much of the Sun Belt is (still) down. Mapping the winners and losers since the crash.<p>America’s economic map is ever changing. Great migrations—settlers westward; African Americans northward; urbanites …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

An Unwanted Guest

I didn’t see the jellyfish, but I felt it—a searing pain at my ankle that shot up through my leg, bringing me, in a matter of seconds, to my knees in …

Hiding in N. Virginia, a daughter of Auschwitz

<b>Brigitte Höss lives quietly on</b> a leafy side street in Northern Virginia. She is retired now, having worked in a Washington fashion salon for more than 30 years. She recently was diagnosed with cancer and spends much of her days dealing with the medical consequences.<p>Brigitte also has a secret that …