Chris Higgins is the author of The Blogger Abides and writes for This American Life, The Atlantic, Breakfast on Mars, and The Magazine. You can follow him at chrishiggins.com.
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Learn about the science of sleep.... READ ON
"Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain—why is he climbing a mountain?" Answer: "To hug the mountain."... READ ON
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Humans have a long history of clever ideas that go horribly wrong.... READ ON
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120 days of work in 14 minutes of video.... READ ON
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