Every Monday, DailyXY rounds up the most interesting in-depth articles from around the web.
Why You Never Truly Leave High School – New York Times Magazine
Though neuroscientists and psychologists have mainly spent their time exploring early life and it’s role in development, a growing amount of research suggests that our sense of self is largely influenced by our cultural experience during adolescence.
The Hanging – The Atlantic
In 2009, the body of a federal census worker was found hanged in the backwoods of Kentucky. The story briefly fed a 24-hour news cycle, whose pundits considered it a sign of our divided politics, and then disappeared. This is what really happened.
‘This is working’: Portugal, 12 Years after Decriminalizing Drugs – Der Spiegel
Since Portugal eliminated criminal penalties on drugs, experts have been pleased with the results.
The Golden Age – Aeon Magazine
Advances in robotics and manufacturing mean that the possibility of a fifteen-hour work week is on the horizon, but how can society be reorganized to reflect a new reality?
Meet the Man Who Sold His Fate to Investors At $1 a Share – Wired
IPOs have done wonders for Silicon Valley start-ups, but when Mike Merrill sold himself by the share, he opened himself up to shareholder interests, stock price manipulation, and takeover interest.
A Vanished Life – The Washington Post
How to piece a life back together after 17 years worth of memories disappear.
Medical Emergencies at 40,000 Feet – The Atlantic
It isn’t uncommon to hear the words, “Is there a doctor aboard this plane?”; why on earth are airlines simply counting on the kindness of strangers?