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The Science of Baby-Name Trends

What makes a name suddenly pop—and then die? Social scientists and historians have been puzzling over this for decades.

Winter Holidays

Celebrate with some seasonal scholarship from JSTOR Daily for the winter holidays.
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Thanksgiving Stories

Americans are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, the middle entry in the Halloween-Thanksgiving-Winter holidays trifecta. Plate up with some ...

The Lies We Tell on Dating Apps to Find Love

The lies most people tell on dating apps do serve a purpose.

The Real Joy of Mock Food

"Wow, this really kind of tastes like turkey.”
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Science Says: Alcohol Can Make You More Social

It might not sound like a shocking conclusion, but there was surprisingly little research on the question.
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The Critique of Pure Marathon

Marathon entrants today are more likely to be seeking personal validation rather than competitive victory.
An advertisement for 'Cook's Nile Service', a cruise on the Express Steamer 'MS Hatasoo' run by Thomas Cook & Son Ltd., circa 1900.

A “Cook’s Tour” of Imperialism

Thomas Cook and Son Ltd. pioneered middle class tourism during the Victorian era, when it followed the course of the British Empire.
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The Old New Trend of Sober Curiosity

Abstaining from alcohol is a new trend with a long, long history.