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The purest joy in sports
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The purest joy in sports

Shortly after Duke’s basketball team won the ACC Tournament two weeks ago, a group chat between my buddies and I began blowing up. Our friend Phil, an avid Blue Devil fan, sent a litany of texts explaining in no uncertain terms that, as Duke was far and away the best […]

The genetic crystal ball
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The genetic crystal ball

Congratulations, you’re going to have a baby! Would you like to know if, 50 years or so down the line, he or she might develop colon cancer? And by the way, the baby may also have a slightly increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Would you like to know about that, too? […]

Why government needs volunteers
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Why government needs volunteers

There are 62 chartered cities in the state of New York. The village of Rye, created in 1904, became the city of Rye in 1942. No city has been chartered since. Rye is considered among the smaller cities, ranked the 37th largest. Being a city has certain advantages and disadvantages. […]

Hard times for Playboy
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Hard times for Playboy

Playboy magazine used to be the illicit thrill that men of all ages hid in their sock drawers. Now it’s more like the socks. Even though the magazine recently decided to add naked ladies back into the mix (no nudes was apparently bad nudes), it’s still hard to get excited […]

A different kind of bracket
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A different kind of bracket

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I love a good sports wager. I mean, I don’t always pay up—I still haven’t performed stand-up at an open mic night after the Red Sox’s disastrous 2015 season—but simply having a little extra skin in the game makes watching sports more […]