From Quartz: Coping with modern life requires us to embrace uncertainty. That isn’t easy.
From the New York Times: Now that middle income white people are using heroin, it’s an “epidemic.” Get ready for lots of soft-core profiles of junkies structured like this piece.
From Washington Monthly: A great contrast to the piece above, a portrait of the life and death of Marion Barry’s son.
From Futurism: Fighting climate change is great, but the real promise of solar energy is nearly limitless, nearly free energy, and it may be right around the corner.
From Mother Jones: I’ve never understood why the ordinary dangers of childbirth get left out of the abortion debate. Great reminder of why that matters.
From the Houston Chronicle: The town of La Grange in central Texas does not celebrate the history of its oldest business (one of the oldest in Texas), the Chicken Ranch. The new owner of the property is trying to change that (paywall).