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2014All problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone (theguardian.com)
826 points | 3 years ago with 446 comments
2013News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier (theguardian.com)
632 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 254 comments
2013I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system (theguardian.com)
601 points across 2 posts | 8 months ago with 124 comments
2019Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US (theguardian.com)
577 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 22 comments
2007Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly? (theguardian.com)
571 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 7 comments
2010Experience: I spent 29 years in solitary confinement (theguardian.com)
531 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 100 comments
2017Where oil rigs go to die (theguardian.com)
382 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 16 comments
2014The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness (theguardian.com)
289 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 213 comments
2000PoW gets his life back after 55 years (theguardian.com)
285 points | 8 months ago with 103 comments
2014Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers (theguardian.com)
280 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 206 comments
2019Britain can help you get away with stealing millions (theguardian.com)
267 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 0 comments
2017Philip Glass: My problem is people don’t believe I write symphonies (theguardian.com)
259 points | 3 years ago with 178 comments
2012Wealth doesn't trickle down – it just floods offshore, research reveals (theguardian.com)
247 points | 8 years ago with 209 comments
2016Welcome to the land that no country wants: Bir Tawil (theguardian.com)
245 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 77 comments
2017Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working (theguardian.com)
241 points | 4 years ago with 239 comments
2018World's first no-kill eggs go on sale in Berlin (theguardian.com)
238 points | 3 years ago with 407 comments
2014Everyone is totally just winging it, all the time (theguardian.com)
234 points | 5 years ago with 109 comments
2015Earthsea – A Rival to Tolkien and George RR Martin (theguardian.com)
227 points | 6 years ago with 110 comments
2011The rape of men: a dark secret of war (theguardian.com)
215 points | 4 years ago with 98 comments
2016Sugar lobby paid scientists to blur sugar's role in heart disease (theguardian.com)
211 points | 6 years ago with 67 comments
2003Why dolphins are deep thinkers (theguardian.com)
200 points across 3 posts | 6 years ago with 64 comments
2018Bye Bye Mongo, Hello Postgres (theguardian.com)
198 points | 3 years ago with 74 comments
2010The Age of Absurdity: Why Modern Life Makes It Hard to Be Happy (theguardian.com)
176 points | 7 years ago with 180 comments
2012How doctors choose to die (theguardian.com)
161 points | 9 years ago with 81 comments
2012Facebook deliberately made people sad. This ought to be the final straw (theguardian.com)
161 points | 3 years ago with 146 comments
2014I was forced to shut down Lavabit (theguardian.com)
160 points | 7 years ago with 47 comments
2012Life on board a British nuclear submarine (theguardian.com)
159 points | 9 months ago with 185 comments
2013Yanis Varoufakis: How I became an erratic Marxist (theguardian.com)
153 points across 2 posts | 9 years ago with 136 comments
1979'Too negative ': Welsh seaside images (theguardian.com)
152 points | 3 years ago with 70 comments
2016McDonald's holds communities together (theguardian.com)
147 points | 4 years ago with 144 comments
2007Undercover restorers fix Paris landmark's clock (theguardian.com)
132 points | 9 years ago with 19 comments
2015Attack on the pentagon results in discovery of new mathematical tile (theguardian.com)
131 points | 5 years ago with 64 comments
2008From Mr Average to Superman: Craig Davidson's account of using steroids (theguardian.com)
130 points | 10 years ago with 101 comments
2016Thawing permafrost is destroying Arctic cities (theguardian.com)
128 points | 4 years ago with 30 comments
2019I was an astrologer – here's how it really works (theguardian.com)
126 points | 3 years ago with 111 comments
2004Citizen Kubrick (theguardian.com)
125 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 7 comments
2013China's Great Famine (theguardian.com)
119 points | 5 years ago with 66 comments
2017Why I’m making my family German (theguardian.com)
117 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 186 comments
2014The dolphin who loved me: the Nasa-funded project that went wrong (theguardian.com)
114 points | 5 years ago with 57 comments
2015The end of capitalism has begun (theguardian.com)
113 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 16 comments
2001The Spanish cooking oil scandal (theguardian.com)
111 points | 7 years ago with 65 comments
2009Index cards are pretty cool (theguardian.com)
110 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 3 comments
2019Half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population (theguardian.com)
109 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 18 comments
2017My life with Oliver Sacks: ‘The most unusual person I had ever known’ (theguardian.com)
105 points | 4 years ago with 15 comments
2003A beginners guide to Esperanto (theguardian.com)
104 points | 1 year ago with 109 comments
2014Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years (theguardian.com)
99 points | 6 years ago with 52 comments
2019The Hyper-Specialist Shops of Berlin (theguardian.com)
98 points | 2 years ago with 57 comments
2018US bosses now earn 312 times the average worker's wage, figures show (theguardian.com)
98 points | 3 years ago with 126 comments
2003Two students built an A-bomb (theguardian.com)
97 points | 1 year ago with 93 comments
2000Coups, lies, dirty tricks: Stewart Copeland on his CIA agent father (theguardian.com)
97 points | 3 years ago with 107 comments
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