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Big Think: People who read live longer than those who don’t, Yale researchers say

The benefits of reading should not be understated, even when it comes to living a longer life. A new study finds that reading books in particular returns cognitive gains that increase longevity.

The BackStory Prize

On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, Joanne, Nathan and special guest judges author Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures) and actor Chris Jackson (“Hamilton” on Broadway) discuss the BackStory prize competition and first winner.

Geek Trivia: What Was Google’s Original Name?

Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right!

At the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Tall Tales, Resonant Rhymes

Heading into its 35th year, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. Nev., is a heartfelt showcase for storytelling, singalongs and good Basque cooking.

Vox: Americans are now more likely to die from opioid overdoses than car crashes

The opioid epidemic is now a bigger public health and safety threat than car crashes.

Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to blithely play along.

Debbie Millman on Instagram: “Thoughts on the final night of an epic journey. I just completed a 25 day @natgeoexpedi...

2,538 Likes, 130 Comments - Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman) on Instagram: “Thoughts on the final night of an epic journey. I just completed a 25 day @natgeoexpeditions…”

NYTimes: 5G Is Coming This Year. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The transition to new fifth-generation cellular networks, known as 5G, will affect how you use smartphones and many other devices. Let’s talk about the essentials.

Joshua Tree National Park fans rally, decry impact from shutdown

Originally aimed at calling on the government to stop the shutdown, the event turned into a stock-taking of the ecological and economic impacts.

‘People aren’t disabled, their city is’: inside Europe’s most accessible city

From flattened cobbles to threshold ramps, the Dutch city of Breda has much to teach its neighbours