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How Bezos became an asshole, and 7 other things we learned from ‘Amazon Unbound’

The scientific research suggesting that rich people become more like jerks the richer they get may just have found its ultimate data set.

The Crime of the Century on HBO

The Crime of the Century is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution, and mass abuse of synthetic opiates.

“Good policing” and recyclers help bring catalytic converter thefts down in Billings

Data shows catalytic converter thefts down 66% in the last three months

The Fed helped fuel a stock market boom that benefited wealthy Americans — and left behind everyone else

Low-interest policies helped stabilize the economy, but they also set off a multitrillion-dollar run-up in markets, which overwhelmingly benefited the richest 10 percent of Americans

‘The silver tsunami is coming’: Inside the quest to help seniors age at home

The pandemic accelerated the adoption of telehealth and at-home devices. But are they here to stay?

What a year in lockdown taught us about how we really want to live

Nearly everything that you could once imagine doing somewhere else suddenly had to happen within the four walls of your home.

Montana Air Ambulances: What You Need to Know

It’s important to know that air ambulance services can also be very expensive.

The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America

A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for — or create — a better existence.

Policy bans popcorn poppers from North Dakota Capitol

“Popcorn cheers people up for a reason,” Pollert said. “And now it’s gone, and that’s the way it goes.”

We Are Tremendously Close to Brain-Controlled Computers

This could change warfare forever.