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The Hidden History of Gas Station Bathrooms, By a Man Who Cleans Them

My job involves mopping up the urine-soaked garbage holes that exhausted motorists take for granted. But in another era, the public took great pride in the glory of roadside...

We Are Not Inbred

Deep in the rural heart of Georgia, an ostracized community fights back against folklore and ridicule—if only the outside world would listen.

Secret Life of a Celebrity Chauffeur

A veteran Hollywood limo driver spills the beans on shuttling celebrities, battling boredom, and other trade secrets of a fading art.

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New York’s Women of Steel

Secret Life of a Country Club Caddy

From faking holes-in-one for the promise of tips, to indulging the every whim of spoiled suburbanites, one of the golf world’s silent assistants tells all.

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India’s Invisible Addicts