What sexual trauma does to teens (The Cut)
by Melinda Wenner Moyer
Sexual trauma can leave lifelong psychological scars and affect memory in odd ways. When the traumatic events happen to teenagers, they tend to cut even deeper.
Monetizing disaster after Maria (Public Books)
by Canay Özden-Schilling
When Hurricane Maria shattered Puerto Rico’s fragile power grid, energy and communications companies of all kinds seized on the opportunity for profit. The cooperation between government officials and corporate interests echoes the creation of the private, heavily regulated mainland grid system.
Octopuses party, too (NPR)
by Nell Greenfieldboyce
Octopuses and humans diverged on the evolutionary tree more than 500 million years ago. But give an octopus a dose of MDMA, or ecstasy, and they act a lot like humans at a rave.
The gold treatment (Atlas Obscura)
by Paula Mejia
In sixteenth-century France, elites hoped they could retain a youthful appearance by drinking elixirs containing gold. By some reports it worked. But it also killed them.
Tobacco marketing redux (The Washington Post)
by Sarah Milov
E-cigarette use among kids is surging, thanks largely to marketing practices that look remarkably like those used by cigarette companies decades ago.
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