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The explosive birth of the bikini

Jul 11, 2014
How war rations and atomic testing brought about the world's skimpiest suit.
Posted In: summer, bikinis, Beaches
Noodle raft

Meet the man who invented the pool noodle

Jul 7, 2014
The hardest part of creating the pool noodle? Explaining what to do with it.
Posted In: summer, swimming pools, inventors

The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

Apr 9, 2014
The Atlantic's Deb Fallows talks regional differences in how we say hello.
Posted In: hello, greetings, Kansas, linguistics
Nespresso coffee pods

Single-serve coffeemaker market heats up

Apr 9, 2014
Keurig is king in the U.S. but Nestle Nespresso wants a bigger piece.
Posted In: coffee, nespresso, Keurig

What happens when you shout "buy!"

Mar 31, 2014
Michael Lewis' book, "Flash Boys," reveals a great deal, including people's confusion about the stock market

'Lexus lanes' and the price of saving time

Mar 4, 2014
Express lane tolling systems were designed to keep lanes free by jacking up prices during peak periods. But it turns out rush-hour drivers aren't discouraged by sky-high tolls.
Posted In: Transportation, toll lanes, express lanes, freeway, cars

Forced labor, prostitution continues at U.S.-Mexico border

Feb 24, 2014
People, mostly women, are sold and forced into labor or sex.
Posted In: labor, forced, prostitution, border, San Diego, california

LGBT senior citizens find welcoming home in Philadelphia

Feb 18, 2014
New housing projects are tailored to gay, lesbian and transgender senior citizens.
Posted In: LGBT, senior citizen, senior citizens, Housing, Retirement

A graphical history of cable consolidation

Feb 13, 2014
Tracking the history of the cable industry.
Posted In: cable, Comcast, Time Warner

Scrutiny meets Comcast bid for Time Warner Cable

Feb 13, 2014
A merger would put Comcast in a stronger position with content providers.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, television, Internet, technology, Netflx

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