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Daily Briefing

Deep buzz for the content-deprived

Every weekday, while you get showered and dressed, we pluck these dewy- fresh, breaking stories from the info-clogged byways of the datasphere. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and stoke up on everything you need to know, or at least enough to fake it.

The Psychedelic Miracle
Mac McClelland, Rolling Stone | Treating Mental Illness With Psychedelics | March 30, 2017

How some doctors are risking everything to unleash the healing power of MDMA, ayahuasca, and other hallucinogens...

The Deliciously Fishy Case Of The "Codfather"
Ben Goldfarb, Mother Jones | The Codfather | March 28, 2017

A New England seafood industry mogul's seriously shady business...

I Am An Arctic Researcher. Donald Trump Is Deleting My Citations
Victoria Herrmann, The Guardian | Trump Is Deleting My Citations | March 28, 2017

Politically motivated data deletions...

"Poor Little Snowflake" - The Defining Insult Of 2016
Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian | Defining "Snowflake" | March 27, 2017

Is it a bad metaphor?...

President Trump's Cascade Of False Claims In Time's Interview On His Falsehoods
Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post | Fact-Checking Trump | March 26, 2017

Here's a round-up of his key misstatements...

Echt Deutsch
Yascha Mounk, Harper's Magazine | Echt Deutsch: Germany & Refugees | March 24, 2017

How the refugee crisis is changing a nation's identity...

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself To Death
Jia Tolention, The New Yorker | The Gig Economy | March 24, 2017

Mary's story...

Is Truth Dead?
Michael Scherer, Time | Trump Interview: Is Truth Dead? | March 23, 2017

Can President Trump handle the truth?...

Becoming Duterte: The Making Of A Philippine Strongman
Richard C. Paddock, The New York Times | The Making Of A Philippine Strongman | March 21, 2017

Obsessed with death, he has turned his violent vision into national policy...

The Opioid Epidemic Is This Generation's AIDS Crisis
Andrew Sullivan, New York | Opioids: This Generation's AIDS Crisis | March 21, 2017

The opioid epidemic is the new AIDS in this respect; its toll on one demographic...