THE APPLE UNIVERSE
5 signs that Apple is a cult
According to a New York Times exposé, the company's retail stores are staffed with true believers, many of whom tolerate paltry paychecks to answer a higher calling
PENN STATE SCANDAL
The Sandusky verdict: 6 lessons
Disgraced Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is now in jail, probably for life. What can this case teach us about thwarting other child predators?
THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN
Mitt Romney's no-specifics immigration plan: Can he get away with it?
The GOP presidential candidate is under increasing pressure to go into detail about how he would tackle illegal immigration
The secret to creativity: Background noise?
Coffee-shop writers, take note: A new study suggests that when you need your imagination to expand, it helps to have a little activity buzzing around you
GAY IN AMERICA
LGBT pride month: The global celebrations in pictures
People around the world participated in LGBT pride parades in June. Here are some of the most remarkable visual highlights
Is China's space program a threat to America's?
The Asian superpower is flexing its muscles with the successful docking of its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. But China has quite a way to go before it catches NASA
FROM OUR PARTNERS AT SLATE
Shackle sneakers and other boneheaded fashion ideas
From Adidas' ankle cuffs to Urban Outfitters' Stars of David T-shirts, clothing companies have a long history of bringing ill-conceived designs to market
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Why Johnny can't add without a calculator
Bain Capital jets Romney in for a retreat
Meet the $4.6 million dollar floating home of your post-lottery dreams
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Alex Trebek recovering from heart attack
Charmingly geeky dancing Matt is back