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Golf and Television Won't Make America Great Again
Donald Trump promised "forgotten Americans" he'd be their tireless advocate in the White House. That hasn't quite panned out thus far.
From Inc.
Inc. 08/01/17
How I Created a Billion-Dollar Company
As told to Lindsay Blakely Michael Dubin | Dollar Shave Club → Men’s toiletries Michael Dubin conjured Dollar Shave Club initially as a way to help a friend’s father offload a surplus supply of razors. The idea was good; the marketing, genius. Prop
From New York Magazine
New York Magazine 08/20/17
Now, This Is A Supermodel Ashley Graham Isn't A Sample Size.
ASHLEY GRAHAM’S LIFELONG mission to lift women up has taken on ridiculous, corporeal form today. That form is me, clinging to her arm, trying not to die, as she takes me Roller blading for maybe the third time in my life. “I know you’re nervous. You

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The New York Times
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Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism

Kristen R. Ghodsee, a professor of Russian and East European studies at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of numerous books on European communism and its aftermath, including, most recently, “Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th-Century Communism.” This is an essay in the series Red Century, about the history and legacy of communism 100 years after the Russian Revolution. When Americans think of communism in Eastern Europe, they imagine travel restrictions, bleak landscapes of gray concrete, miserable men and women languishing in long lines to shop in empty markets and security services
BBC History Magazine
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Have High-Rises Ever Been the Answer to Our Housing Woes?

A councillor and architects discuss plans for the Moss Heights development in Glasgow, 1953. Proponents of high-rise flats believed that they would provide a safe, clean, modern alternative to the old slums Women talk in front of the Gorbals tower blocks, Glasgow, 1964 Fire devastates the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, June 2017 Dr Peter Shapely is a reader and head of school at Bangor University “As an experiment in social democracy, high-rises were a failure. There’s very little evidence that tenants wanted to live in them” PETER SHAPELY Tower blocks were originally aimed at a wide
The Atlantic
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Food & Wine

The Fight for America's Disappearing Ancient Dairy Cows

Crossing the vast network of American roadways, drivers pass through fields of corn, soy, and wheat. They see power lines, roadside World’s Largests, kitschy diners—and cows. About 9 million dairy cows occupy the nation’s rural landscape, and of those, 94 percent are the familiar black-and-white Holsteins, a breed so archetypal that even the cow emoji is a Holstein. But this wasn’t always the case. When cattle first became a part of American agriculture, New World colonists raised rugged cows of diverse stock. Some were native to North America, others brought from Europe, but all were dual- or