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Alone Together
School of Social Policy and Practice Professor Vivian Seltzer has spent decades developing and testing a theory that she believes is “the first roadmap through adolescence.” By Samuel Hughes

The History Buffer
Stephen Fried says we have Fred Harvey to thank for retail chains, Western tourism, and our model of exemplary customer service. He also suggests that his just-published book about the man and the “railroad hospitality empire” he embodied represents a new nonfiction genre: history buffed. By John Prendergast

Vendor Defender
Street Vendor Project Director Sean Basinski can tell you all about the mouth-watering offerings available from New York’s food trucks and carts—and even more about the daily struggles faced by the immigrant men and women who operate them. By Jordana Horn

Degrees of Happiness

In Penn’s intensive one-year master’s program in applied positive psychology, working professionals from more than a dozen countries and a staggering range of fields come to learn how to “add to the tonnage of happiness in the world.” By Kathryn Levy Feldman

The (Continuing) Tale of Troy
Ever since Heinrich Schliemann “discovered” Troy in the 1870s, archaeologists have searched for proof that Homer’s Iliad was based on historical fact. Penn Museum Deputy Director C. Brian Rose, who has led excavations at the site for more than two decades, may have found it. By Dennis Drabelle

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Volume 108, No.5
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