Month: June 2020

It seems like every parent hopes that their child will become a prodigy, believing that it will set them up for a great life. Child prodigies are celebrated by society for achieving so much in their short lives, but sometimes, when a prodigy grows up they no longer meet society’s expectations for them. Not only
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“Learn to code,” shout simpletons at people whose industries are crumbling. Whether affecting coal miners or trendy Internet journalists, the march of progress can be a brutal one for those whose skills are about to become obsolete. Still, we often forget about jobs that were once plentiful and provided a living for past generations. Here
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Dirty snowballs. The nickname suits the ice-cores of comets—but not their insanity. Comets spew booze, destroy each other, and outgrow the Sun. They also touch Earth. Twice a year, the planet passes through Halley’s comet with magical results. But not all encounters are so benevolent. One comet nuked a village and others brought disaster on
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If you’ve ever seen a copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses on a friend’s shelf, chances are they haven’t actually read it, or at the very least haven’t finished it. No judgement here—many have attempted to tackle the so-called ‘unreadable’ novel and failed, and that’s okay. Some books are just challenging. Some are told through unreliable
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