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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?

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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Caught Dead

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