A Gentler, Better Way to Change Minds

Stop wielding your values as a weapon and start offering them as a gift. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 7 days ago

Dear Therapist: I'm Scared of Having Kids

I feel a rush of longing when I see a cute baby, but I can’t tell if I’m ready to have one of my own. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 7 days ago

One Man’s Quest to Fix San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

Robert Fruchtman has documented dozens of community meetings, making it easier for activists, politicians, and journalists to notice San Francisco’s housing crisis and get involved. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 7 days ago

The party doesn’t even seem to realize that it’s blowing a once-in-a-decade chance to pass meaningful climate legislation. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 8 days ago

The Only Good Thing Left About Facebook

Some people believe that the company’s scandals are reason enough to quit the platform. Others have found one compelling reason to stay. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 13 days ago

Americans Are Missing a Key Stratum of Modern Knowledge

To understand how climate change is altering our planet, it helps to know a little Earth science. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 14 days ago

Never a Dull Moment (2007)

What to look for when buying knives | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 15 days ago

Alito’s Plan to Repeal the 20th Century

If the conservative justice’s draft opinion is adopted by the Court, key advances of the past hundred years could be rolled back. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 16 days ago

Alito's Plan to Repeal the 20th Century

If you are an American with a young daughter, she will grow up in a world without the right to choose when and where she gives birth, and in which nothing restrains a state from declaring her womb its property, with all the invasive authorities that implies.(theatlantic.com) | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 16 days ago

My First Pregnancy

When I woke up on the morning of January 20, 2017, Barack Obama was still president and I was still pregnant. When I woke up again a few hours later, he wasn't and I wasn't. I didn't have much time to spare when I scheduled the procedure to terminate my pregnancy.(theatlantic.com … | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 17 days ago

Elon Musk Already Showed Us How He’ll Run Twitter

For a hint at how Twitter will fare under its new owner, consider how he operates his other enterprises. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 18 days ago

Elon Musk Isn't Buying Twitter to Defend Free Speech

Business moguls tend to be big on protecting speech, right until it hurts their bottom line. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 18 days ago

Lessons from Russia's Occupation of a Ukrainian Village

One family’s experience of Vladimir Putin’s invasion offers a path to the end of the war. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 18 days ago

How Has the MFA Changed the Contemporary Novel?

It turns out there are few real differences between books by authors with and without creative-writing degrees. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 19 days ago

Mars’s Soundscape Is Strangely Beautiful

Microphones have captured the whirring and pings of a hard-working rover—and the rush of a gentle Martian wind. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 19 days ago

There’s No Scenario in Which 2050 Is ‘Normal’

The two paths to avoid the worst of climate change would still dramatically change the world as we know it. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 21 days ago

Shadowbanning Is Big Tech’s Big Problem

Social-media companies deny quietly suppressing content, but many users still believe it happens. The result is a lack of trust in the internet. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 22 days ago

What the Fitness Industry Doesn't Understand

A new generation of fitness instructors teaches simple skills that make a difference, writes @amandamull. Why is beginner-level exercise treated like a niche? | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 22 days ago

Elon Musk Isn't Buying Twitter to Defend Free Speech

Conservatives on Twitter have greeted Elon Musk as a liberator. The mega-billionaire is in the process of purchasing the social-media platform and reorienting it toward what he calls "free speech." The conservative columnist Ben Shapiro celebrated the news of the new free-speech … | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 22 days ago

How to Beat Trump in 2024

Let's assume Donald Trump runs again for president in 2024. Yes, I know, caveats, caveats. Republicans say it's too early to discuss '24. A lot can change between now and then. Maybe Trump won't actually run. Maybe he's just teasing the possibility to milk the attention. Apparent … | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 22 days ago

Why Americans Are Leaving Downtowns in Droves

The rise of remote work has snipped the tether between home and office, allowing many white-collar workers to move out of high-cost cities. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 23 days ago

Eur

What do the descendants of dethroned monarchs have to offer the continent in the 21st century? | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 24 days ago

Building Enough Housing Requires an Unlikely Coalition (2020)

Solving the housing crisis means organizing everyone who suffers when communities block the construction of new apartments. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 25 days ago

The Puzzle That Will Outlast the World

One move down, 1,298,074,214,633,706,907,132,624,082,305,022 to go. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 25 days ago

Becoming Attached (1990)

What experiences in infancy will enable children to thrive emotionally and to come to feel that the world of people is a positive place? Attachment theorists believe they have some answers. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 26 days ago

What Happened to Jon Stewart?

He is comedy royalty. But the world has changed since he was at the height of his powers. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 26 days ago

Community Input Is Bad

Angry neighborhood associations have the power to halt the construction of vital infrastructure. It doesn’t have to be this way. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 26 days ago

Doxxing Means Whatever You Want It To

The word once defined a category of behaviors. Now it expresses an emotion. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 27 days ago

The Education of David Stockman (1981)

“None of us really understands what’s going on with all these numbers.” | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 27 days ago

The Playacting over Masks Needed to End

The mask mandate on airplanes isn’t the only outmoded precaution that Americans should abandon. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 28 days ago

Liberation Without Victory

Kyiv is halfway normal now. Burnt-out Russian tanks have been removed from the roads leading into the city, traffic lights work, the subway runs, oranges are available for purchase. A cheerful balalaika orchestra was performing for returning refugees at the main rail station earl … | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Why American Teens Are So Sad

Four forces are propelling the rising rates of depression among young people. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Go Ahead and Fail

Perfectionism can make you miserable. Here’s how you can muster the courage to mess up. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

The War’s Decisive Moment

The United States and its allies can tip the balance between a costly success and a calamity. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid

The Atlantic covers news, politics, culture, technology, health, and more, through its articles, podcasts, videos, and flagship magazine. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

The Extreme Discomfort of Sharing Salary Information(2018)

Two economists estimate how much people would pay to learn what their co-workers earn without having to inquire themselves. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

The Marriage Lesson That I Learned Too Late

The existence of love, trust, respect, and safety in a relationship is often dependent on moments you might write off as petty disagreements. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid

It’s not just a phase. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

A New History of World War II

A new book argues that the conflict was a battle for empire. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

San Diego Accidentally Set Off All Its Fourth of July Fireworks at Once (2012)

Folks in San Diego witnessed either the worst Fourth of July fireworks celebration — or the absolute best — when a technical malfunction caused all of their pyrotechnics to go off at the same time.  | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Why So Many Covid Predictions Were Wrong

The eviction tsunami never happened. Neither did the “she-cession.” Here are four theories for the failed economic forecasting of the pandemic era. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Obama: I Underestimated the Threat of Disinformation

Atlantic editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg in conversation with Barack Obama about the social web, Ukraine, and the future of democracy | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Privacy Prevails in the Age of Big Tech

Who gets to keep a secret in a hyperconnected world? | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

In the time since the publication of Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal novel, the work has never gotten old and it’s never waned in energy. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Why Fruit Has a Fake Wax Coating (2017)

For centuries, artificial protective coatings have preserved and protected foods—and made them look more appealing. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Bill Clinton: I Tried to Put Russia on Another Path

My policy was to work for the best, while expanding NATO to prepare for the worst. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

The Final Blow to Hong Kong

The city deftly connected China and the world for decades. That historic balancing act won’t be revived. | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago

Noam Chomsky: Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong (2012)

An extended conversation with the legendary linguist | Continue reading


@theatlantic.com | 1 month ago