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Web Reads: Wealth distribution in families, states, and countries

Web Reads: Wealth distribution in families, states, and countries

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Newsworthy | Money map. According to this map, James Goodnight, worth $8.1 billion, is the richest person in North Carolina. In Texas, the richest person is Alice Walton,

Web reads: One doctor saves 50 million lives, another aborts ‘for Jesus’

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Newsworthy | Lifesaver. The BBC tells the story of a little-known American doctor who helped save 50 million lives by coming up with an oral rehydration formula for…

Web Reads: Rotisserie chicken economics and epic infographics

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Newsworthy | Economic fowl. You may have thought buying a rotisserie chicken from Costco or your local grocery was just a time-saver. But Megan McArdle points out that…

Web Reads: Can Vladimir Putin survive? Will the Bee Gees be forgotten?

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Newsworthy | Survival of the fittest? Can Vladimir Putin Survive? Stratfor CEO George Friedman asks whether Putin will remain Russia’s prime oligarch, given that the…

Web Reads: What do famous people and dogs do all day?

Web Reads: What do famous people and dogs do all day?

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Newsworthy | The daily grind. This interactive infographic shows the daily routines of famous writers and artists. The color-coded layout shows at a glance who was working…

Web Reads: Finding meaning, purpose, and joy in work

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Newsworthy | The joy of work. Chris Horst has a brother with special needs who works at Costco. In this blog post he describes the difference that job has made to his…

Web Reads: How is lightning like a radical feminist?

Web Reads: How is lightning like a radical feminist?

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Newsworthy | Reverse discrimination? Men are more likely than women to die from lightning strikes. This year, seven people have died from lightning—all of them men.

Study halls

Study halls

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Lifestyle | The best Web Reads for a summer full of learning

Web Reads: From greed to gay rights

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Newsworthy | Sinful and foolish. The Bible says “the heart is deceitful above all else.” Much of the wisdom compiled by Morgan House in his 3,000th column for The…

Notable Books

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Books | Four recent nonfiction books

Web Reads: Flush for life

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Newsworthy | The importance of toilets. Could there be something in Muslim and Hindu religious codes that makes Muslims in India more likely to use toilets than Hindus? A…

Web Reads: Cardboard, creative parents, and photo magic

Web Reads: Cardboard, creative parents, and photo magic

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Newsworthy | Photo baby. CardboardBoxOffice.com, which sets a sky-high standard for creative moms and dads, features delightful photographs of a baby and her parents in…

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