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"Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids"

People with Prader-Willi syndrome, caused by a genetic defect, always feel as though they’re starving. How can you condition them to control their appetites when temptation is everywhere?

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Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea

Thousands of Korean children were sent abroad beginning in the 1950s. Now, many of them are returning to their country of origin.

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The Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills

Cheryl Shuman has been a coupon queen, an optician to the stars and the plaintiff in a lawsuit against Steven Segal. Now she’s the face of the high-end weed market.


More: The Longform Guide to Weed.
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The Search for Petr Khokhlov

A Russian soldier vanishes in Ukraine.

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What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs

The inside story of how Yahoo’s C.E.O. lost her way.

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The Art World’s Patron Satan

Stefan Simchowitz has supported dozens of emerging young artists. Why do so many people hate him?

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The Wreck of the Kulluk

Three years ago, Shell spent millions to send a colossal oil rig to drill in the remote seas of the Arctic. But the Arctic had other plans.

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The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand

How the author writes best-selling non-fiction books without the ability to leave her house.

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My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium. And It Killed Her.

75 years ago, Marguerite Perey unearthed an element while working as a technician in Marie Curie’s lab. Her achievement came at a great cost.

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The Mine Disaster That Shook Turkey

A mine fire in May killed 301 men, making it the worst industrial disaster in Turkish history. This is the story of two men who lived through it.

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The Secret Life of Passwords

What our private codes say about us.