We are hardwired to notice minutes, hours, days, and to some extent, weeks and months. Years are already a bit blurry, and decades were mostly beyond the limits of consideration for most of human history. And our reaction to perils in the modern world remains bounded by this biology -- if we let it.
In Huffington this week, Tom Zeller puts the spotlight on what he rightly calls a "national disgrace": the grinding poverty that plagues rural communities throughout America, especially among minorities. And Radley Balko puts a seemingly routine traffic stop under the microscope, raising questions about profiling, civil rights violations, and bad cops.
From Afghanistan, Josh Hersh puts the spotlight in Huffington magazine this week on the war efforts we rarely hear about -- the "hearts and minds" development projects. And Bianca Bosker shows that the universe of online dating is expanding, with people meeting and bonding over everything from retweets to witty Chinese restaurant reviews.