“You need a bowl or a whisk, and one of your baking friends will get it for you. You know those trenches in the war? It’s kind of like that.”
"I think we just started coming to Mr. O's room for lunch. I don't even know if we asked permission. Probably not."
“People can be really judgmental, like, ‘What’s wrong with you that you can’t make friends by yourself?’ But it’s honestly really hard to do it naturally.”
“It became my most meaningful piece of clothing that I owned.”
A new series that tells stories of human life through conversations with friends
On its 15th anniversary, a look at how the site has changed social life by keeping weak connections on life support forever
People with positive “affective presence” are easy to be around and oil the gears of social interactions.
It’s not worth it.
The silliest, most unique winter holiday rituals submitted by The Atlantic’s readers.
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.