DOUGLAS QUENQUA

writer and editor

Fickle Fortunes

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“One of the biggest myths about poverty in the United States is that a relatively small segment of the population is poor, and that this represents a more or less permanent underclass. But…lots of people move in and out of poverty over the course of their lives. And it doesn’t take much for people at the edge to lose their footing.”

 

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Am I Pretty?

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There was a time when 13-year-old girls would just ask their parents or friends if they were pretty. Now, thanks to the miracle of YouTube, they can ask the whole ugly Internet. Not surprisingly the Internet is pretty dickish in return.

 

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And Oh How They Danced

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There is a field of study known as archeoacoustics that tries to look at history through sound. As you can imagine, it’s pretty limited. But one thing these guys have managed to figure out is that some of the rocks used to build Stonehenge were “ringing rocks,” stones that are known for producing loud, clangy noises. Was the whole thing just one big instrument? They make an interesting case.

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OTHER ARTICLES

Men Can Be Such Worms (and Vice Versa)

Clues to the Origins of Big Cats

Watch Out for Falling Space Junk and Asteroids

A Dog's Tail Wag Says a Lot, to Other Dogs

High-Flying Tourism, Toddlers Who Read Faces

Scientists Go Back to Work and a Skull Changes Minds

Pace Setting Cells Linked to Slower Heartbeat

Electric Droplets and a Secret to Long Life (in Rats, anyway)

How Young Mice Tell Older Ones, "Get Lost"

Looking for Lincoln, and an Early Fish Fossil

Male Sensitivity Written in the Genes

Hyperactivity Linked to Inner Ear Defect

New Studies Suggest an Adam and Eve Link

The Stuff of Those Visions in Clinical Death

Study Finds Spatial Reasoning Is Early Sign of Creativity

Rickets Plagued Children of the Medicis

One Early Bird Restores Lineage of Another

A Mosquito that Won't Ruin a Barbecue

3-D Help for Printing and Vanishing Amphibians

Oyster Shells Are Antacid to Oceans

How Much Exercise to Work Off this Sandwich?

CO2 Buildup Could Mean Rougher Flights

Protein in Alzheimer's Linked to Down Syndrome

Existential Animal News and the World's Lightest Solid

Detecting Heat Stress in Cows

It's Not Magnets: The Secrets Behind that Rube Goldberg Video

Speaking His Mind, Beyond the Forecast

As Restaurants Cut Salt, Some See Reason to Pass

Condescending Corporate Brand Page Wants to Engage With You, Condescendingly

Study Shows Teenagers Not More Likely to Have Oral Sex First

Should Your Dog Be Watching TV?

Happy to Be a Stay-At-Home Dad

When Today's Deal Is Tomorrow's Regret

Back to School, Not on Campus but in a Beloved Museum

Men, Once Again, Invest in Skin Care

South Pole Worker Stranded After Stroke

Stubble Trimmers Give Men the After-5 Look

Alphabet Soup

Flag Soared to the Moon, but Not Bids for 3 Scraps
Shreds From Moon History On The Block

Don't Be So Fast to Start the Weekend

Hey, Hey, They're the Monkees

Upload a Prom Dress Photo, and Hope for the Best

Graduating From Lip Smackers

Another Trump Hopes What Glitters Will Be Gold

I Need to Vent. Hello, Facebook.

The Mouse That Roared.

A Very Kosher Night Out

A Best Friend, Yes. Best Runner, Maybe Not.

Blowing Smoke At A Ban

Mixing Meaty Cocktails With a Shot of Celebrity

One Rude Turn Deserves A Swat

To Harvest Squash, Click Here

Guardians of Their Smiles

The Phone Becksons: Got Game?

Holding Court

ABOUT DOUGLAS QUENQUA

I'm a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn, N.Y. My work appears primarily in the New York Times, but also Columbia Magazine, Redbook, Fast Company, The Advertiser, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about culture, science, media, lifestyle and dogs. When I remember, I post my stuff here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@] gmail.com

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