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Our Senior Citizens Are Suffering A Loneliness Epidemic–Can VR Be The Cure?

Fast Company Co.Exist

Can bringing the joy of travel, discovery, and old memories combat the physical and mental affects of loneliness and isolation?

Large Feature Packages, Science
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Can VR Make You a Better Person?

NBC's Mach

Researchers and artists are using VR to reduce racial bias, promote environmentalism, encourage empathy for prisoners, and humanize political enemies. How well is it working?

Science
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Super-Speedy Delivery Robots May Bring Odd Shift in Our Buying Habits

NBC's Mach

Having our desires delivered in minutes is a game changer, but the instant gratification economy faces serious challenges, and possible unintended psychological effects.

Science
The Psychological Trauma of Defecting from North Korea

Nova Next

How can you provide psychological help for a population who doesn't know that mental health exists?

Large Feature Packages, Science
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How Artificial Intelligence Can Stop Sex Trafficking

Nova Next

For Matt Osborne, finding exploited children typically starts with a walk on the beach, and it ends with hands cuffed behind his back.

Large Feature Packages, Science
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These Gamers Helped Create A Scientific Breakthrough About The Building Blocks Of Life

Fast Company Co.Exist

Eterna is a game that lets players help scientists figure out how to manipulate RNA. Now some players have become scientists themselves.

Science
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Disability-Simulating VR Promotes Empathy

MIT Technology Review

Virtual-reality projects are trying to offer a new perspective on what it’s like to experience conditions such as deafness, migraines, and depression.

Science
How to Raise a 165 Year Old Cat
How to Raise a 165 Year-Old Cat

Cover story for Mental Floss Magazine
Published online through Atlas Obscura

Jake Perry is a cat man, and he thinks he might have the secret to feline longevity.

Human Interest, Large Feature Packages
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Recovering from Hate

NOVA Next

The science of white supremacy and recovering racists' efforts to stop the cycle of hate.

Human Interest, Large Feature Packages, Science
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Keep Calm and Play On: Video Games That Track Your Heart Rate

MIT Technology Review

Millions play games to de-stress, but games using biometrics could help players learn how to manage their stress outside of the game.

Science
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Fitness Technology That Helps the Blind Get Moving

MIT Technology Review

A drone that guides blind runners around a track is just one of several new fitness technologies designed to assist the visually impaired.

Science
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Healing Minds with Virtual Reality

NOVA Next

Virtual reality is quickly becoming a valuable weapon in the fight against post-traumatic stress disorder.

Science
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Playboy’s A-List Best Vacations for Guys

Playboy.com

For the man who craves sweat, adrenaline and action, a resort vacation in a idyllic setting simply won’t do.

Travel
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Vertical Farming in the Windy City

Discover Magazine

The fish feed the plants, and they both feed the people.

Science
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Mane Frame

Time Out Chicago

Chris Rock turns his attention from chuckles to coifs.

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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Brand Masters

Virginia Business Magazine cover story

The Martin Agency is putting Virginia on the map as a creative center, but can it transform Wal-Mart’s bruised image?

Business and Finance
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The Things They Leave Behind

Time Out Chicago cover story

Someone's got to clean up after the city's critters. From carcass artists to excrement experts, these Chicagoans work on the wild side.

Human Interest, Large Feature Packages
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Jessica Walter

The A.V. Club

Arrested Development's Jessica Walter didn't know that sex sells on Craigslist before this interview. Now she does.

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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Where the Wild Things Are

Time Out Chicago

There are crazy cat ladies, and then there's Joe Taft.

Human Interest, Travel
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Kristen Schaal

Babble.com

Before 30 Rock, The Daily Show, the Flight of the Conchords star was honing her comedic chops for the kiddies.

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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Does Your Kindergartner Need a Student Loan?

Yahoo! Finance

The rising cost of college has gained national attention, but parents footing private school bills for younger students are feeling the price squeeze as well.

Business and Finance
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LeVar Burton

The A.V. Club

LeVar Burton on Tiger Woods, Geordi La Forge, and Reviving Reading Rainbow

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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Debit Card Fees Cut Into College Financial Aid

Foxbusiness.com

How your university hands out financial aid could reduce the amount you actually have to spend.

Business and Finance
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(Re)play Ball!

Time Out Chicago

The most-watched PBS series ever goes into extra innings.

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson

Black Book Magazine online

What do a folk singer and a rapper have in common? Killer lyrics for starters.

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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Shorely You Jest

Time Out Chicago

Snooki opens up about her new book and life beyond Jersey Shore.

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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Big City, Small Beer: Chicago

Draft Magazine

Let the Windy City blow you to these community-minded beer joints.

Travel
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America’s Most Stand-Out Strip Clubs

Playboy.com, October 2009

We scoured the country and found 10 gentlemen’s clubs that offer erotic undressing with some unusual twists.

Human Interest, Travel
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J.K. Simmons

The A.V. Club

Simmons gets down to brass tacks about closing The Closer, his first starring role and what it's like to play nazi after nazi.

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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Zombie Workout: Get Fit Enough to Fight the Undead

Wired Magazine

Are you truly prepared to survive a rampage of the undead? Because it’s not just a matter of stockpiling MREs and shotgun ammo...

Human Interest, Travel
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Dropkicks for Jesus

Time Out Chicago

An Indiana church mixes saints and submission holds.

Human Interest
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One-Man Band

Time Out Chicago

In a Berwyn garage, Mike Garay reconstructs his childhood, piece by animatronic piece.

Human Interest
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Take Steps to Curb Retirement Plan Fees

Bankrate.com

For investors, these seemingly modest fees add up to big bucks.

Business and Finance
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One City, Five Hours: Sydney

Hemispheres Magazine

See the best Sydney has to offer in five hours or less.

Travel
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Jeffrey Tambor

Babble.com

The Arrested Development star talks raising toddlers at 66.

Sexy Celebrity Interviews
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8 Ways to Go to College for Free

Msn Money
College doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

Business and Finance
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Businesses Invest in a Work Force That’s Still on Training Wheels

Virginia Business Magazine

Toddlers may be 20 years from entering the work force, but Virginia companies already are trying to boost their résumés.

Business and Finance
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Boost Your Investments With Credit Card Rewards

ABC News

How to decide if an investment credit card is right for you.

Business and Finance
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Find the Rate of Return on Your Whole Life Insurance

Bankrate.com

Some tips for determining how much cash your cash value policy is really providing.

Business and Finance
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Pubs we love: Beercades

Draft Magazine

Brews and video games go together like Mario and his princess. Here’s why we love these 8-bit arcade bars.

Travel
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I, Spy

Hemispheres Magazine

A crash course in espionage gives would-be James Bonds a leg up in the business world.

Travel