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What’s next for #MeToo? This college might have the answer.

The College of New Jersey is fighting sexual assault with an approach called restorative justice. The focus is not punishment, but healing.

A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

The writer and farmer’s impassioned arguments on farming, technology, and the urban-rural divide have taken on a new urgency.

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A lost decade and $200,000: one dad’s crusade to save his daughters from addiction

There are treatments that work, but rehab facilities don’t have to use them. One family learned that the hard way.

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How to find good addiction treatment, according to experts

Here are 11 questions to ask any addiction treatment facility.

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How remote work is quietly remaking our lives

Working from anywhere: the good, the bad, the lovely.

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Why HR is powerless to effectively handle sexual harassment claims

What happens after you report sexual harassment and hear nothing?

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Silicon Valley billionaires’ strange new respect for Elizabeth Warren

Tech donors are slowly embracing her. She absolutely refuses to reciprocate.

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Democrats have been discussing the same ideas on guns for 25 years. It’s time to change that.

There should be a Medicare-for-all or Green New Deal for ending gun violence.

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The not-so-secret life of a TikTok-famous teen

Haley downloaded the app for fun. Now millions of people watch her videos.

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How a button became one of the greatest #MeToo victories

Inside hotel workers’ fight for their own safety.

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Ousman Darboe could be deported any day. His story is a common one for black immigrants.

Growing up black and undocumented in a heavily policed neighborhood is often a ticket to the prison-to-deportation pipeline.

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Welcome to the June issue of Vox’s The Highlight

Inside the world of female gun influencers. Plus: our need for speed, the fascinating life of Kim Jong Un, and more.

Welcome to the September issue of Vox’s The Highlight

With our latest issue, we explore the culture war over burgers, treating anxiety with apps that look like video games, and more.

Plant-based meat and the knock-down, drag-out fight for the American diet

If we’re ever going to eat less meat, faux burgers could be an important first step. So why are they a cultural flashpoint?

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These apps make a game out of relieving anxiety. They may be onto something.

Popular apps are awarding points for beating "bad guys" and completing "power-ups" — and drawing from real, clinically approved treatments.

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The totally wild, true tale of a meme about aliens that almost inspired a real raid on Area 51

How an online gag about storming the military base became a drama involving a rural town, the government, and frequent evocations of the Fyre Festival.

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Friends is 25 years old. It’s still extremely popular — and polarizing.

Was Friends homophobic and way too white? Yes. But arguing about the show is healthy.

“It’s young people, it’s their future”: Inside the Sunrise Movement’s bid to save the world

A growing group of crusaders have made strides putting climate change on the national agenda. Most aren’t even 30.

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The (actually accurate) Bachelorette

I’m not looking for roses. Just someone who can stop looking at their phone.

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26 feet of water: What the worst-case hurricane scenario looks like for Tampa Bay

We’re not prepared for the hurricanes that hit today. In the future, they’ll be worse.

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100 degrees for days: the looming Phoenix heat wave that could harm thousands

How climate change could bring the Katrina of extreme heat to Arizona.

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Feeling burned out at work? Here’s how you can take back your life.

Small (but effective!) tactics to help you stop working too much, stay off email, and manage your colleagues.

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How a shoe that looks like a sock became the working woman’s obsession

A knitted twist on the ballet flat is stretchy, basic, and suddenly everywhere.

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The never-ending, very confusing battle for Etsy’s soul

The people who built Etsy dreamed of remaking commerce with their bare hands. Fifteen years later, its sellers are being asked to compete with Amazon.

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Inside the shadowy think tank pushing to kick 3.1 million people off food stamps

The increasingly influential Foundation for Government Accountability is mixing sketchy research with legislative leverage — and it’s working.

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She spent more than $110,000 on drug rehab. Her son still died.

Vox is investigating addiction treatment in America. Here’s our first story.

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America’s gun problem, explained

The public and research support gun control. Here’s how it could help — and why it doesn’t pass.

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Obria, the anti-abortion group that’s tapping into “wellness” culture, explained

The group is hoping to win over millennials — and replace Planned Parenthood.

6 Hongkongers on how the protests have transformed their lives and their city

"If we don’t win ... I don’t think we can win. But I just feel like we should do something, even though there’s a slim chance."

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Welcome to the August issue of Vox’s The Highlight

Inside the growing home health aide industry, revisiting Woodstock, how the mosquito shaped humankind, and more.

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What it’s like to do the toughest job in America

Home health aides are underpaid, overworked, and underprotected.

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I was skeptical of unions. Then I joined one.

A union isn’t just right for Vox Media, but for everyone.

The Manson Family murders, and their complicated legacy, explained

The Manson Family murders weren’t a countercultural revolt. They were about power, entitlement, and Hollywood.

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The world is chaos. Escape rooms make sense.

In our turbulent times, escaping reality is a very big business.

The movement to decriminalize sex work, explained

Sex workers have been fighting for decriminalization for generations. Now politicians are starting to listen.

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Welcome to the July issue of Vox’s The Highlight

An extreme diet fad, falling into pet debt, and more.

America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

Here’s how much the winters and summers in the city closest to you may change in about 30 years.

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How Apollo moon rocks reveal the epic history of the cosmos

Lunar samples are a time capsule. Scientists say we should go back for more.

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Everyone wants to Instagram the world’s most beautiful canyon. Should they?

A sudden burst of tourism to a photogenic natural wonder is transforming a small town, and a tribe.

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A boom in at-home abortions is coming

Advocates say "self-managed abortions" are safe — and in the current political environment, interest is rising.