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Feel guilty: You’ll help society

When we are remorseful about missing opportunities to benefit others, we are often more likely to do the right thing. By Simon Hedlin

The tangled history of barbed wire

An examination of barbed wire shows it is the infernal gift that keeps on giving.


Declaring a millennial agenda

Justin Kang of City Awake looks to proclaim a civic agenda for a generation with “Our Convention,” which is part of the HUBweek festival.

The beginning of the end? The race for a Parkinson’s cure

The medical community still doesn’t know what causes the disease — let alone how to save my father.

Uncommon Knowledge

The curious connection between income and personality

Just how much does household income matter?


Book Review

‘The Killing Kind’ by Chris Holm

Holm, an award-winning short-story writer and author of the fantasy-pulp fiction trilogy “The Collector,” is terrific at rendering characters with empathy and humor.