»Each of the dead women made the decision to have sex for money for intensely personal reasons: acceptance, adventure, success, love, power. They kept working, often, for reasons even they didn’t comprehend. And they traveled in worlds that many of their loved ones could not imagine. Marginalized worlds the authorities would just as soon overlook.«
A Long Island serial killer who targeted prostitutes murdered Melissa Barthelemy. The case remains unsolved. Robert Kolker (Lost Girls) about the case. At slate.com.
»Thinking like Sherlock Holmes isn’t just a way to enhance your cognitive powers. It is also a way to derive greater happiness and satisfaction from life.«
An essay by Maria Konnikova about Sherlock Holmes and what the detective can teach us about observation, attention, and happiness. Get smart at slate.com.