The Resurgent Appeal of Guinness World Records
In a pandemic-stricken 2020, many people found purpose in an unexpected way: breaking a Guinness world record. Why does the book hold such fascination more than 50 years after its creation? And why are these records so meaningful to those who pursue them?
How “Am I the Asshole?” Created a Medium Place on the Internet
The famous subreddit started as a forum for one man to ask about his workplace behavior. Seven years later, it’s become a platform where millions of people discuss good, bad, and everything in between. How did it get here? And can it actually help make people better?
A Fundamentalist Community Forges a New Identity
The twin cities of Hildale and Colorado City, born of fundamentalist Latter-day Saints doctrine, are rebuilding themselves after years of abuse and corruption from their leader—but not without holding on to their core beliefs
The Story of Dave and His Killer Bread
Dave’s Killer Bread has become a cult favorite across the nation, drawing in both health-conscious consumers and those who root for an unlikely success story. But you won’t find the full story on the bread packaging.
The Scientists Who Shape What and How We Eat
Behind every weight-loss tip you read in a magazine is a scientific study aimed at figuring out the psychology of our dining habits.
A look at the past, present, and future of bluefin tuna, the most coveted creature in the ocean, and how a fish can go from trash to treasure to endangered in the span of half a century