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Uselessness, Fake Soup, and That One Song

Well-researched stories from Psyche, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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The Waste Age, E.O. Wilson, and January 6

Well-researched stories from Slate, Aeon, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Death Predictions, Air Pollution, and the Calendar

Well-researched stories from Wired, Vox, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Sobriety is Next to Godliness

Teetotalers in the early British temperance movement signed temperance pledges like those in The Livesey Collection on JSTOR.

“Where There’s Drink, There’s Danger”

These early temperance movement lantern slides from The Livesey Collection want you to abstain from drinking alcohol. Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!

Why do we celebrate on the 1st of January? Do financial incentives help you stick to resolutions? And other burning questions.

What We’re Reading 2021

Mini book reports from your favorite bloggers and editors here at JSTOR Daily.
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Our Most Popular Stories of 2021

This year, readers were into peanut butter and jelly, semi-conductors, bayonets, Victorian knitting manuals, plus the hard-working dogs of Medieval Europe.
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Best of Suggested Readings 2021

Well-researched stories about octopus dreams, lost soil, reproductive resistance, and more from publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Our Writers’ Favorite Stories of 2021

Without our writers (and editors and fact checkers and producers) and you, we're nothing.
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Black Spartacus, Great Books, and bell hooks

Well-researched stories from Hyperallergic, Aeon, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Merry Christmas from the Wellcome Collection

Enjoy these historical Christmas images from the Wellcome Collection.
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bell hooks

Writer and academic, teacher and activist. Read and share some of her foundational work.
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Floating Cities, Trans History, and Jazz in Ghana

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, The Atlantic, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Mind-Reading, New Dino, and Enslaved Women’s Resistance

Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Winter Holidays

Celebrate with some seasonal scholarship from JSTOR Daily for the winter holidays.
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Drinking Women, Scientific Art, and Torturing Trees

Well-researched stories from The London Review of Books, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A Happy Christmastide

Share These Victorian Holiday Cards

It's all birds and flowers and kittens in these greeting cards. May they, as one of the cards says, keep winter from your heart.
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Soul City, History in Fiction, and Life on the Thames

Well-researched stories from Sapiens, Scientific American, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Black Brooklyn, Fascinating Fungi, and a New AI

Well-researched stories from BK Reader, The Guardian, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A History in Pictures

In 1927, the parade replaced live animals with helium balloons designed by puppeteer Tony Sarg.
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Thanksgiving Stories

Turkey or Tofurkey? Stuffing or dressing? Whatever the controversy, these Thanksgiving stories will slake your appetite!
A large group of Native Americans stage a protest over land rights by occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs building and steps in front, Washington DC, November 6, 1972.

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

A collection of our recent stories in celebration of American Indian Heritage Month.
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Climate Change: A Syllabus

A selection of stories to foster dialogue among students both inside and outside of the classroom.
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Whale Poop, Dogs without Humans, and Methane Danger

Well-researched stories from The Atlantic, Aeon, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.