The experiment will be a valuable test of the theory that a shorter schedule can be good, or at least neutral, for businesses’ bottom line.
Reducing hours without reducing pay would reignite an essential but long-forgotten moral project: making American life less about work.
The pleasures of commitment are deeper and more satisfying than keeping your options open, the writer and civic advocate Pete Davis argues in his new book.
When the richest of the rich split up, the usual dilemmas are mixed in with the fate of enormous charitable efforts and billion-dollar stock holdings.
Some people will want to go out as often as they can. Others won’t be able to forget how nice it is to sit at home on the couch.
The assumption that we are the sole authors of our texts and emails is a collective fiction—but a useful one.
Joe Biden wants the country to heal from its political divisions. But some people say they aren’t ready to reconnect with their estranged friends and family members.
A certain notion of politeness requires pretending the ideal interaction would go on forever. That’s ridiculous.
The pandemic made our worlds smaller, and as a result many came to know the people they live with more deeply.
When Michaeleen Doucleff met parents from around the world, she encountered millennia-old methods of raising good kids that made American parenting seem bizarre and ineffective.
An uncertain spring, an amazing summer, a cautious fall and winter, and then, finally, relief.
Work “nooks,” sanitizer-stocked mudrooms, and other new features might soon appear in American houses—for those who can afford them.
They’re just as good at recognizing messes as women—they just don’t feel the same pressure to clean them up.
For many Americans, there’s more to do, and less mental bandwidth with which to do it.
It’s difficult to fully comprehend the magnitude of 350,000 deaths. Other metrics can be more illuminating.
When we look back on 2020, will we see past all the things that didn’t happen?
The U.S. could have hundreds of thousands of fewer births next year than it would have in the absence of a pandemic.
Inside the heads of people who borrow things from friends and never return them
The legendary game-show host had a distinctive ability to toggle between gravitas, gentleness, and theatricality.
Like some stressful quadrennial birthday, elections prompt us to think about where we’ve been and where we’re headed, both personally and as a country.