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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• About whether democracy can stop inequality from rising? ("The answer echoing down the halls of history is not encouraging.") —Steve Bogira
• Slavoj Zizek on what the Russian intervention in Ukraine reveals about Western history and the current state of the world? —Tal Rosenberg
• That people used to sleep in phases? (They awoke around midnight, spent a few hours talking, reading, praying, having sex, or brewing beer, then went back to sleep.) —Steve Bogira
• That a study has found that gamblers actually do have lucky streaks, though not for the reasons they think? —Mick Dumke
• That students at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government will now be required to take a course during orientation on checking their privilege? —Aimee Levitt
• And this interview with Peggy McIntosh, who coined the term "white privilege"? —Aimee Levitt
• Or see this map of the most common languages spoken in the U.S. that are not English or Spanish? —Aimee Levitt
• About the incredible loads mounted on Vietnamese motorbikes (photos)? —Kevin Warwick
• That Ozzy Osbourne's application to renovate his barn into a two-bedroom home was denied because the bats and critters that share the space could be harmed? (Unless he eats them all, then he should be in the clear.) —Lisa Schulz