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Many Americans have long had limited opportunities for recreation. Think of them before you complain.

Illustration: Derek Abella


How I Got Radicalized

‘Paranormal Activity’ turns demonic possession into a curse for upwardly mobile homeowners

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The Medium universe knows how to brace for the unofficial start of a new season

  • Memorial Day once marked an important turning point of the year, when bougie elites of yore were free to start spilling food on their crisp, white shorts or cut out from work early to escape to their weekend beach houses in the Hamptons. Stephanie Buck tells the story of how the tech industry destroyed the once-beloved summer Fridays. …


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I would never not wear it, but I am a sweaty man with glasses and a hearing aid, and this sucks

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It’s more than Wellness™ or self-care. It’s about taking control.

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At the dawn of a new decade, I wondered: How many more decades can I live?

Illustration: Mojo Wang


The lucrative secrets of Instagram’s body modification economy

Kylie Jenner with Travis Scott at Netflix’s “Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly” premiere event on August 27, 2019.
Kylie Jenner with Travis Scott at Netflix’s “Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly” premiere event on August 27, 2019.
Kylie Jenner with Travis Scott at Netflix’s “Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly” premiere event on August 27, 2019. Photo: Rich Fury/Getty


I published a book about choosing not to have kids. But I’m not gloating and neither should you.

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