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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

by Arundhati Roy

In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people that attended her funeral. And in the […]

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Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems

by Kevin Kwan

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside – but he’s not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that […]

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Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in a Post-Truth Era

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in a Post-Truth Era

by David Levitin

The simple, powerful tools of critical thinking. We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we’re bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live […]

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Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment

Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment

by Jenny Valentish

Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Her travels around Australia take her to treatment facilities and AA groups. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on […]

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