Millions of readers can’t be wrong, so if you’re wondering what should be on your media diet, here’s a compilation of the most shared longform features that were published this week, from the web’s leading publishing outlets.
1. What Happened When I Confronted My Cruellest Troll
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-04 at 00:30:15

Trolls are frustrating, cruel and frightening creatures of the internet deep. But something surprising happens when one writer tries to deal with the worst of hers: He turns out to have a conscience.

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2. When Will We Stop Punishing Working Women for Having Babies?
     Published by www.newrepublic.com on 2015-02-08 at 02:30:11

America’s pregnancy leave policies – or lack thereof – continue to bear no relationship to the reality of being pregnant. It’s time for something to give.

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3. Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?
     Published by National Georgraphic on 2015-02-06 at 03:11:12

We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge — from climate change to vaccinations — faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing. So what gives? #

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4. The Trip Treatment – (@michaelpollan, @newyorker)
     Published by The New Yorker on 2015-02-05 at

The Trip Treatment -  (@michaelpollan, @newyorker)

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5. The Shame of America’s Family Detention Camps
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-05 at 02:30:22

On the border, women and kids seeking asylum are being held in prisons.

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6. The Pro Dumpster Diver Who’s Making Thousands Off America’s Biggest Retailers
     Published by Wired on 2015-02-06 at 00:30:11

Even the dumpster divers of America are becoming tech-savvy, well-earning entrepreneurs.

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7. Fiction Pick of the Week: "Sweetness"
     Published by The New Yorker on 2015-02-05 at 20:30:00

"Some of you probably think it’s a bad thing to group ourselves according to skin color—the lighter the better—in social clubs, neighborhoods, churches, sororities, even colored schools. But how else can we hold on to a little dignity?"
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8. My Dad, the Pornographer
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-07 at 00:30:12

How the author’s father wrote over 400 pieces of “pirate porn, ghost porn, science-fiction porn, vampire porn, historical porn, time-travel porn, secret-agent porn, thriller porn, zombie porn and Atlantis porn.”

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9. The Internet Is Full Of Men Who Hate Feminism. Here’s What They’re Like In Person.
     Published by www.vox.com on 2015-02-05 at 21:14:19

"I’ll make you a bet, hundred dollars," Max tells me the first night we hang out. "If both of us stood up on this table right now and started yelling what we think about feminism, somebody might tell you to shut the fuck up. But they would lynch me." #

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10. A Life on the Edge
     Published by ESPN on 2015-02-07 at 22:30:02

How Billy Walters, the world’s most successful gambler, keeps winning.

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