Shut Up About Tom Brady's Legacy

Here’s a thing that will not be influenced today, via this ruling, nor via anything that happens after today, nor by anything that happened before today, because it is completely imaginary and we all need to lean into a handful of smelling salts and stop talking about it already: Tom Brady’s 'legacy.'

Was A Prison Guard Hazed To Death?

At one of the country's most dangerous prisons, correctional officers face off against murderers, rapists, gangsters and each other.

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.

Netflix, Streaming And The Premature Death Of Physical Media

As streaming services begin to dominate, many movies are beginning to be lost to the DVD format. But movie fanatics are keeping the physical form, and some movies alive, by creating new niche markets.

The Politics Of Distraction

How 2016 presidential candidates are skilled in the art of distraction.

How America Lost Track Of Ben Franklin’s Definition Of Success

According to Franklin, what mattered in business was humility, restraint, and discipline. But today’s Type-A MBAs would find him qualified for little more than a career in middle

Will The Racing World Do Anything About Head Injuries?

Drivers remain exposed in the world's most thrilling motorsports.

How Edward Snowden Inadvertently Helped Vladimir Putin's Internet Crackdown

Edward Snowden’s exposés of the National Security Agency’s global surveillance sparked calls to roll them back around the world. But in Russia, where he claimed asylum, Vladimir Putin’s censors seized on his revelations to justify unprecedented control over the internet — and expand the Kremlin’s surveillance state in the very manner he so feared.

The World Series Of Choctaw Stickball

This ritual, the 11 days of the Choctaw World Series of Stickball, played on a school field in small town in Mississippi, brings their scattered numbers together again in the place of their ancestors, and the past lives again.

Pop Culture Overload: Too Much Is Never Enough

You’re never going to get to the end of your Netflix or Spotify queue. And that’s okay.

How Telephone Etiquette Has Changed

Understanding social norms for the phone means accepting the fact that the things we call "phones" are actually computers.

Selling Plasma To Survive: How Over A Million American Families Live On $2 Per Day

In early 2011, 1.5 million American households, including 3 million children, were living on less than $2 in cash per person per day. Half of those households didn't have access to in-kind benefits like food stamps. How do families making $2 per person per day get by? How do they get housing and food?