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Tomas Rios

Tomas Rios
Tomas Rios is a New York City-based freelance writer focusing on race and gender issues in combat sports culture. His work has appeared in The Classical, Deadspin, ESPN, and Slate. Follow him on Twitter @TheTomasRios.

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You Don't Know America

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American Child Welfare Ruins Lives, Here’s Your Receipt

There’s one way to enter the child-welfare system and make it out in one piece: luck.

 

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A Brief History of America’s Favorite Pastime’s Favorite Pastime

If there’s one thing that knits together the history of baseball, it’s cheating.

 

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A Brief History of Bad Sports Writing

The quick story of American sports writing is a series of turns, leading to a form of dehumanizing, black-and-white moralism: the “hot take.”

 

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The Great White Hoax

How an average fighter used racially coded language to tap into some dark insecurities and rise through the ranks of the UFC.

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Mysterious Resting State Networks Might Be What Allow Different Brain Therapies to Work

Deep brain stimulation and similar treatments target the hubs of larger resting-state networks in the brain, researchers find.

Trust Is Waning, and Inequality May Be to Blame

Trust in others and confidence in institutions is declining, while economic inequality creeps up, a new study shows.

Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

A monkey study suggests the brain chemical makes what's new and different more attractive.

School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math

Second languages strengthen the brain's executive control circuits, with benefits beyond words.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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