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- Feb 6 20172 minutes
Life Behind Bars
It was a trial that riveted the nation. Now, more than 2 decades after being convicted for murdering their wealthy parents, Lyle and Erik Menendez search for ‘meaning beyond the tragedy’
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
The Revolt of Working Parents
Mothers—and some fathers—are increasingly suing employers for discriminating against working parents. They are succeeding.
- Jan 30 20175 minutes
What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do
The Trump administration appears to have reversed the ban on green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
A Skin-Care Ad Tackles Social Taboos In China
P&G’s facial cream ad targets single women past their mid-20s | “This campaign has … generated extremely positive sentiment”
- Feb 6 20171 minute
Will Turkey Vote To Give Erdogan Even More Power?
JARED MALSIN /ISTANBUL TURKEY’S PRESIDENT RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN already enjoys almost unchecked power, after surviving an attempted military coup in July 2016 and carrying out a vast clampdown on his opponents. Now the Turkish public is set to vote i
- Feb 3 20173 minutes
Milo Yiannopoulos Tested Progressives—and They Failed
Conservative students have the right to bring obnoxious bigots to speak on campus and other students have a right to protest. But controversial speakers should be allowed to speak.
- Feb 16 20173 minutes
How Single Women Are Changing Society: Thinking out of the nuclear family box.
Bella DePaulo never fantasized about a dream wedding or being a bridesmaid. Instead, she saw herself as “single at heart,” pursuing intellectual refinement, friendship, and solitude as a young psychologist. Still, she had internalized the popular ide
- Feb 6 20177 minutes
Before Straight and Gay
The discreet, disorienting passions of the Victorian era
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
How Family Ties Keep You Going, In Sickness And In Health
EXPERTS HAVE LONG KNOWN THAT PEOPLE WITH strong social networks tend to eat healthier, exercise more and even live longer. Now they’re developing a more nuanced understanding of why. Scientists used to think that having another person around helped s
- Jun 13 201612 minutes
How to Stay Married
Staying married is more challenging than ever. But new data says it’s worth it
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
Chicago's Police Aren't 'Overly Politically Correct'
President Trump’s assumption that law-enforcement officers in Chicago are too restrained gets the city’s challenges precisely backward.
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
The End of the American Century
The country’s role as a global model and guarantor of freedom and rule of law is being brought to an end by Trump.
- Dec 19 20167 minutes
How Much Ambition Can a Marriage Sustain?
Power couples are a rarity. Instead, many high achieving women have husbands who do their own opting out.
- Mar 5 20157 minutes
Casual Sex May Be Improving America’s Marriages: One-night stands and friends with benefits are just what your brain ordered.
An American man and a French woman meet on a train in Eastern Europe. They live on different continents. But before the sun comes up, they have spent the night together. What happens next? You’d expect the answer to be, nothing. It’s just a one-night
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
The Moral Imperative for Leaders
WE LIVE IN A TIME of moral outrage. If you listened to partisans on either side of Election 2016, it was a contest between—or a protest of—a criminally corrupt politician and a serial sex offender, even though neither candidate had been formally char
- Jan 23 20172 minutes
One Man, Many Wives, Full House
LILY ROTHMAN WHEN A GROUP OF SALT LAKE CITY women drew national media coverage in the 1870s for speaking out in support of what they called plural marriage, the idea of polygamy wasn’t the only thing that shocked observers. Some wondered how women w
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Sex on Tap
Emily Witt went to San Francisco to see if internet culture had ruined love.
- Jan 29 20172 minutes
The Legal Battle Over Trump's Muslim Immigration Order
Despite a flurry of court injunctions, the status of specific provisions remained unclear on Sunday.
- Feb 5 20175 minutes
When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer
In some states, justices of the peace don’t need a law degree to sentence defendants to prison.
- Aug 29 20161 minute
A Conviction Overturned
More than 9 years after Brendan Dassey was sent to prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a judge rules his confession was ‘involuntary’ and his lawyer ‘indefensible.’ Will he go free?
- Sep 1 20152 minutes
The Truth About Work-Life Balance
Defining and understanding the kind of life you want to lead is the first step to making it happen.
- Jan 3 20175 minutes
Obama Leaves the Constitution Weaker Than He Found It
Even for those like me who admire the 44th president, the constitutional record is disturbingly mixed.
- May 1 20133 minutes
The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More
This month we tackle thorny questions about pirates, extreme imitation and angry creditors.
- Feb 10 20176 minutes
Trump Tried to Intimidate the Judges Over His Ban, and He Failed
Presidents have thought before that they could roll those wimpy-looking nerds with their gavels and robes. It usually doesn’t work out all that well.
- Feb 2 20175 minutes
First, They Excluded the Irish
President Trump may block entry to foreigners who need public benefits—a proposal rooted in 19th century laws targeting a wave of impoverished immigrants.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
There Was No Looking Away Anymore
THE BORDER OF WEST VIRGINIA and Ohio is full Appalachia, deep football country. It’s not where you might imagine the modern discussion around consent and privilege would have been jump-started, but that’s where it happened. At a Saturday-night Steube
- Dec 30 20165 minutes
What Would Change Your Mind About President Trump?
An exercise for his supporters and critics
- Dec 19 20167 minutes
When Women Choose Children Over a Career
“I went to a job interview after my first daughter was born and cried the whole way home.”
- Jan 25 20173 minutes
How Activists Are Protecting Reproductive Rights Under Trump
Taking a page from the anti-abortion lobby, pro-choice groups are pushing proactive legislation at the state level.
- Jan 17 20177 minutes
How FamilyTreeNow Makes Stalking Easy
The site is only one of many unregulated online people-search services that offer up personal information with few safeguards on how it’s used.