It's Complicated

Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy

Polyamorous people still face plenty of stigmas, but some studies suggest they handle certain relationship challenges better than monogamous people do.

Higher Calling, Lower Wages: The Vanishing of the Middle-Class Clergy

Higher Calling, Lower Wages: The Vanishing of the Middle-Class Clergy

As full-time pastors become a thing of the past, more and more seminary grads are taking on secular jobs to supplement their incomes. 

Baby Photos and Clinging to My Principles

Baby Photos and Clinging to My Principles

I used to think I'd never post photos of my son on the public Internet.

The Rise of the Wedding Drone

The Rise of the Wedding Drone

Drones can take photos, even stand in as the ring bearer. But are they legal?

Living With Less

Living With Less

Two advocates of a minimalist lifestyle discuss what it means to them and how it has changed them as people.

Fighting Loneliness With Cuddle Parties

Fighting Loneliness With Cuddle Parties

As Americans report feeling more isolated, some people turn to snuggling with strangers.

First Comes Skype, Then Comes Marriage

First Comes Skype, Then Comes Marriage

Technology brought us together—but it takes an offline connection to keep us that way.

Two Couples, One Mortgage

Two Couples, One Mortgage

Why my partner and I decided to buy a house with our friends, share our space and our lives, and all make a family together

Speed-Dating in the Time of Tinder

Speed-Dating in the Time of Tinder

Even as apps and websites have taken over, some prefer an analog courtship ritual

The Pro-Orgasm Movement

The Pro-Orgasm Movement

At a conference last weekend, practitioners of orgasmic meditation came together.

On 'Late'-In-Life Virginity Loss

On 'Late'-In-Life Virginity Loss

Those who don't have sex during their teen years are in the minority, but the reasons for—and effects of—waiting differ for everyone.

Lessons on Love From 100 American Couples

Lessons on Love From 100 American Couples

I traveled around the country interviewing happy couples; this is what I learned.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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