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for November/December 2020 issue story about a hiker who admits to rolling boulders down the mountainside for fun while knowingly putting other hikers in danger

James Decker

James Decker

illustration of “Revenge travel” is coming after a year of pent-up demand. Editorial, conceptual, illustration, palm trees, vacation, COVID, airplane, flying, blue, pink, hair, graphic, digital
illustration of How big tech is importing India’s caste legacy to Silicon Valley. Editorial, conceptual, illustration, elephant, chip, technology, corporate, business, religion, tradition, orange, cream
illustration of When politics tears families & friendships apart. Handsaw, Black, Blue, Saw, Ballot, Box, Spot, Illustration, Editorial, Conceptual, Family, Relationships, Discourse, Arguments.
illustration of The rise of the “fake commute”: in the work from home era, more people are enjoying fun, recreational activities to fill the time that they formerly spent commuting to and from their jobs.
illustration of A new way to detect Parkinson's--by smell.
illustration of Why you should save like a pessimist, but invest like an optimist. Editorial, Conceptual, Spot, Illustration, Optimism, Pessimism, Investment, Savings, Money, Pig, Bull, Horns, Glass, Financial, Retirement.
illustration of How fast food reveals secrets of the economy.
illustration of As cars get heavier, even small speed differences matter in a crash. Automotive, Red, Automobile, Smoke, Accident, Odometer, Editorial, Conceptual, Digital, Spot, Illustration
illustration of Planning your future is pointless: the how and why of embracing uncertainty. Man, House, Sun, Clouds, Editorial, Conceptual, Digital, Spot, Illustration, Financial, Happiness, Home
illustration of PepsiCo will soon be launching ‘Driftwell’, a soft drink that acts as a sleep aid.
illustration of Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than one percent of a city’s population. Crime, Gun, Trigger, Graphic, Silhouette, Minimal, Editorial, Conceptual, Digital
illustration of What rock music owes to the classical masters
illustration of How Apple is organized for innovation.
illustration of The disadvantage of teamwork
illustration of Physics makes aging inevitable, not biology.
illustration of More information is available about which college majors pay off, but students aren’t using it. University, money, financial, school, payoff, debt, loans, career, graphic, dollars, head, cap, tassle, editorial, conceptual, art, illustration, digital.
illustration of The key to better sleep is not a bedtime—it’s a wake-up time.
illustration of How the human brain converts sounds (i.e. tonal differences) into meaning.
illustration of Rules for better, more inclusive economic development in cities
illustration of “Useless” liberal arts degrees have become the hottest ticket in the tech industry.
illustration of How risky is air travel in the pandemic?
illustration of Why behavioral economics is itself biased.
illustration of There is no such thing as “ethical grocery shopping”: the hidden human atrocities in America’s food supply chain.
illustration of Overcoming self-doubt to achieve peak performance.
illustration of The people the suburbs were built for are gone.
illustration of Illustration for Backpacker Magazine article about hikers who pollute trails with banana peels and other discarded food.
illustration of Higher education today resembles a massive Ponzi scheme
illustration of The secret economics of food delivery. Editorial, Conceptual, Spot, Illustration, Bicycle, Food, Delivery, Cent, Money
illustration of Meditation apps
illustration of Self-destructive perfectionism
illustration of How Neapolitan cuisine took over the world.
illustration of Quantum leaps, long assumed to be instantaneous, take time.
illustration of Hormesis: why low amounts of free radicals in fruits and vegetables are good for your health.
illustration of An algorithmic investigation of “poet voice.” Editorial, Conceptual, Red, Green, Head, Speech, Algorithm, Poetry, Voice, Spot, Illustration
illustration of How effective speakers frame their words to impact your thinking
illustration of A pandemic is a terrible time to buy real estate.
illustration of The corn of the future is hundreds of years old and makes its own mucus.


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