The expression caught on in the 1970s and is now so common as to be a cliché—but it’s still as confusing as ever.
Bringing people together since the 1980s
The term has become a central part of an important conversation about the division of household work. But the sociologist who coined it says it’s being used incorrectly.
Young-adult turnout surged by 188 percent in early voting compared with 2014.
Instead of going door-to-door on Halloween night, many parents are taking their kids elsewhere to get candy.
A conversation with Greg Lukianoff, the co-author of a 2015 Atlantic cover story and new book of the same name, about campus free speech in a tumultuous time
The director Bo Burnham discusses his new movie, Eighth Grade, and how kids cobble together their identities, on the internet and off.
The stress of dealing with them wears on reporters, and it can be hard to know when they mean real danger.
How many exclamation points do you need to seem genuinely enthusiastic?
Dads love beer. Moms love wine. And greeting-card companies love gendered tropes about parenting.
As suicide rates rise, and stigma recedes, many discussions and portrayals are still clumsy or hurtful.
Posts are getting less personal—and privacy breaches like Cambridge Analytica could be partly to blame, an Atlantic survey finds
From The Dress to tennis-ball colors to Yanny vs. Laurel, the internet keeps surfacing these places where our perceptions diverge.
The chemistry of gel manicures, chrome nails, and other nail-art trends
How centuries of advice columns have answered this and other questions.
To write her YA novel Emergency Contact, Mary H.K. Choi had to figure out how to render texts between teens without sounding corny.
The “continuous trauma” of a drawn-out event like the Austin bombings is different than a one-time disaster.
Faced with an overwhelming, opaque, and largely unregulated industry, people crowdsource tips and educate themselves about skin products.
Tales of people losing their way, before and after GPS
Two Atlantic writers discuss the new album, Crooked Shadows, and how the band’s sound has evolved since its eight-year hiatus.