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Index: April 4, 2014

12 Months of the year the New York Times has called “the cruelest month” through the last two decades. 0 Lilacs that can bloom in April on the East Coast,...

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Index: February 14, 2014

6 million Number of Americans who will propose on Valentine’s Day. 14 million Number of Americans who will propose in 2014. 17.6 billion Amount that Americans are projected to...

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The burden of listening

TRIGGER WARNING FOR CHILD ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT All children love stories. So when they reveal that they have been sexually assaulted, people hope that’s what they are doing—making up...

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96. Best break

The worst break is what’s commonly called a smoking break. The concept was invented in the ’50s by Don Draper but for some reason the average smoker today still takes one...

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The upside of nostalgia

Homesickness reveals childishness, dwelling on the past seems indulgent, and longing for it is just plain weak. Or so the conventional thinking goes. The Western Canon would have you...

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Index: November 15, 2013

418 American public high schools where condoms are available to students (out of almost 100,000). 20 Percentage of newly HIV-infected that are 13-24 year-old. 26 States that teach abstinence...

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Index: October 18, 2013

16 Percentage of Americans who thought threatening a government shutdown was an acceptable way to negotiate the debt ceiling before Oct. 1. 16 Number of days the government shutdown...

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Lift the blood ban

Are you a man who has had any sexual contact with another man since 1977? In the words of the FDA, “even once”? If so, you are permanently banned...

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Growing pains

I was born with this extreme personality, at least according to my parents, who also hold that my little sister, with her normal amounts of crying, eating, and pooping,...

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Staff list

Welcome to a new Herald Reviews feature: the staff list. We assume that since you are a human being, you want to know what we are doing all the...

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READ THE HERALD 100

Calling all Herald lovers and haters alike (because, let’s be honest, around here if you don’t love us or hate us you’re just a nobody). Go pick up a...