Wednesday, August 8

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The Fast Supper

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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Church Is Wherever You Are

An essay on televangelists and a missing mother.

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Snap Goes The Crocodile

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

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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking

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

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A Man Walks Into a Bank

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

Monday, August 6

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Mad Money

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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The Million-Dollar Nose

A profile of wine critic Robert Parker.

The Atul Gawande Archive on Longform

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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Big Med

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

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The Slave Who Sailed Around the World

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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Slackers

On distance running and the art of exhaustion.

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The Economics of Serial Dating: A Case Study

What one woman spends in a year.