The return of the American family, the rise of the men's statement sock, "Gilmore Girls" and the last teenage female friendship, and more...
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October 01, 2014
The American Family Is Making a Comeback
Marriage is on the decline, birthrates are down, and divorce rates are high. But politicians in both parties are finally putting forth proposals to help--and strengthen society.
Michael Wear
Wait, You Can Have Ebola and Still Board a Plane?
The pitfalls of relying on temperature screenings to keep infected individuals from flying
Olga Khazan
The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples
Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.
Joe Pinsker
'Like Lingerie for Men': How Statement Socks Became So Trendy
Blame Nike. Or ancient Egypt. Either way, socks are becoming the new neckties.
Megan Garber
When Paris Met Rory: TV's Last Great Teenage-Girl Friendship
"Gilmore Girls" offered something too rare in pop culture: a deep platonic female relationship that didn't come prepackaged, but instead developed in front of viewers' eyes.
Shirley Li
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