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They Steal Babies

The rise and fall of international adoption. An exclusive investigation of internal U.S. State Department documents.

Attitudes About Race

It doesn't take much at the level of individual attitudes to make society a little—or a lot—less equal.

Making a Living

Taxidermist Katie Innamorato talks about learning her craft, seeing it become trendy, and the going-rate for a 'Moss Fox.'

ProPublica

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Turmoil at JPMorgan

Examiners are reportedly blocked from doing their job as “London Whale” trades blow up.

Sociological Images

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Rich Kids Are More Likely to Be Working for Dad

Nepotism is alive and well, especially for the well-off.

A Conversation With

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How Do You Make a Living, Taxidermist?

Taxidermist Katie Innamorato talks to Noah Davis about learning her craft, seeing it become trendy, and the going-rate for a “Moss Fox.”

Quick Studies

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Attitudes About Race Affect Actions, Even When They Don’t

Tiny effects of attitudes on individuals’ actions pile up quickly.

We Read It

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Understanding Money

In How to Speak Money, John Lanchester explains how the monied people talk about their mountains of cash.

The Things We Eat

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The Exponential Benefits of Eating Less

Eating less food—whole food and junk food, meat and plants, organic and conventional, GMO and non-GMO—would do a lot more than just better our personal health.

Guy in the Sky

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The Incorruptible Bodies of Saints

Their figures were helped along by embalming, but, somehow, everyone forgot that part.

Burgh Diaspora

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The Geography of Real Estate Markets Is Shifting Under Our Feet

Policies aimed at unleashing supply in order to make housing more affordable are relying on outdated models.

ProPublica

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Is the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Doing Enough to Monitor Wall Street?

Bank President William Dudley says supervision is stronger than ever, but Democratic senators are unconvinced: “You need to fix it, Mr. Dudley, or we need to get someone who will.”

Findings

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Cultural Activities Help Seniors Retain Health Literacy

New research finds a link between the ability to process health-related information and regular attendance at movies, plays, and concerts.

Sociological Images

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Why Did Doctors Stop Giving Women Orgasms?

You can thank the rise of the vibrator for that, according to technology historian Rachel Maines.

Quick Studies

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Geography, Race, and LOLs

The online lexicon spreads through racial and ethnic groups as much as it does through geography and other traditional linguistic measures.

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Attitudes About Race Affect Actions, Even When They Don’t

Tiny effects of attitudes on individuals' actions pile up quickly.

Geography, Race, and LOLs

The online lexicon spreads through racial and ethnic groups as much as it does through geography and other traditional linguistic measures.

Feeling—Not Being—Wealthy Cuts Support for Economic Redistribution

A new study suggests it's relative wealth that leads people to oppose taxing the rich and giving to the poor.

Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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