A psychological guide to a Trump presidency, a different Trump on Pennsylvania Avenue, teaching children resilience, the rise and fall of UFC champ Conor McGregor, Proust on a cellphone, and much more

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June 2016

June 2016

A psychological guide to a Trump presidency, a different Trump on Pennsylvania Avenue, teaching children resilience, the rise and fall of UFC champ Conor McGregor, Proust on a cellphone, and much more

Cover Story

The Mind of Donald Trump

The Mind of Donald Trump

Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity—a psychologist investigates how Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency.

Dan P. McAdams

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Features

The False Promise of DNA Testing

The False Promise of DNA Testing

The forensic technique is becoming ever more common—and ever less reliable.

Matthew Shaer

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How Kids Learn Resilience

How Kids Learn Resilience

In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.

Paul Tough

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.

Stephen Cave

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Reading Proust on My Cellphone

Reading Proust on My Cellphone

I glided through sentence after sentence, volume after volume, on my Android in the nighttime darkness. The experience was remarkably ... Proustian.

Sarah Boxer

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Dispatches

China’s Twilight Years

China’s Twilight Years

Howard W. French

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Big in Mexico: The Migrants’ Saint

Big in Mexico: The Migrants’ Saint

Levi Vonk

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The Apprentice

The Apprentice

Molly Ball

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Life Isn’t Fair

Life Isn’t Fair

Matthew Hutson

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The Energy Interstate

The Energy Interstate

Vauhini Vara

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The Future of Getting High

The Future of Getting High

Maggie Koerth-Baker

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Bicycle Face

Bicycle Face

Margaret Guroff

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The Culture File

The Rise and Fall of Ultimate Fighter Conor McGregor

The Rise and Fall of Ultimate Fighter Conor McGregor

James Parker

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The Destructive Legacy of Housing Segregation

The Destructive Legacy of Housing Segregation

Patrick Sharkey

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The Brontës’ Secret

The Brontës’ Secret

Judith Shulevitz

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Genes Are Overrated

Genes Are Overrated

Nathaniel Comfort

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Satire and Shtick Against a Backdrop of ‘Glorious Dust’

Satire and Shtick Against a Backdrop of ‘Glorious Dust’

Ann Hulbert

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Finding the ‘Beautifully Chaotic’ in Grief

Finding the ‘Beautifully Chaotic’ in Grief

Ann Hulbert

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Departments

The Conversation

The Conversation

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What Is History’s Most Influential Feud?

What Is History’s Most Influential Feud?

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