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The real reason To Kill a Mockingbird is so famous

It’s a classic. But there’s an unexpected reason why.<p>Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic — but there’s a surprising reason it’s so famous.<p>In this episode of Overrated, I take a look at the paperback revolution that helped make To Kill a Mockingbird a classroom classic. In addition to …

Lush 99.5: No Country for Indie Radio

<b>Photos by Lush 99.5 and Popspoken. Illustration by Chun.</b><p>Georgina Chang, the former head of Lush 99.5fm, does not hold back when I catch her at the …

Joshua Ip

there are two sides to every story. or maybe three.

Happiness: An Achievable Feat or a Beautiful Whim?

By Asfar Alim (18S03J) and Chung Sohyun (18A13A)Scrolling through our social media feeds, most of us, at some point, would have come across various …

Happiness

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

New rail routes between China and Europe will change trade patterns

ASTANA in Kazakhstan is one of the world’s most remote capitals, surrounded by thousands of kilometres of empty steppe. This summer Astana attempted …

Lessons for Singapore on the rise and fall of empires

When Singapore became independent in August 1965, it was an accidental nation, unplanned in its creation and unexpected in its survival, said former …

Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

<b>What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?</b><p>Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.<p>First, yeah, a good …

Non cogito, ergo sum

Sometimes thinking is a bad idea. Ian Leslie draws on Dylan, Djokovic and academic research to put the case for unthinking<p>It was the fifth set of a …

How I Convinced a Death-Row Murderer Not to Die

Eight years ago, Christian Longo murdered his wife and three children. On the lam, he assumed the identity of the author, a man he'd never met. Now their long, twisted relationship culminates in a final, chilling bargain.<p><b>When Christian Longo asked if I wanted to watch him die,</b> I told him I did.<p>He …

Why do we work so hard?

Ryan Avent reckons that our jobs have become prisons from which we don’t want to escape<p>W<b>hen I was</b> young, there was nothing so bad as being asked to …

AI Is Making It Extremely Easy for Students to Cheat

<b>Denise Garcia knows that her students</b> sometimes cheat, but the situation she unearthed in February seemed different. A math teacher in West Hartford, …