Wednesday, August 8

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On the Calorie Restriction movement, the scientifically-supported belief that the key to a very long life is to eat as little as possible.

Tuesday, August 7

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An essay on televangelists and a missing mother.

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Life inside a provincial Russian drug den. Originally appeared in Russky Reporter.

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A tech reporter tells the story of his ruined digital life.

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“What could possibly be funnier than depositing a perfectly ridiculous, obviously false, fake cheque?”

Monday, August 6

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The rise and fall of Bernard von NotHaus, the creator of the most successful (and some say illegal) alternative currency in the U.S.

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A profile of wine critic Robert Parker.

The Atul Gawande Archive

The mystery of the itch, the case for focusing on our neediest patients, an investigation of solitary confinement and more—Gawande's pieces on Longform.

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What the health care industry can learn from how The Cheesecake Factory does business.

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On Enrique of Malacca, “the closest thing there is to a hero in the story of Ferdinand Magellan’s horribly botched attempt to circumnavigate the world.”

Sunday, August 5

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On distance running and the art of exhaustion.

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What one woman spends in a year.