The Correct Time to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner
A definitive, logical answer to an unresolved question
When a Vasectomy Becomes a Guys’ Weekend
To ease the stress of the procedure, some men are turning it into a “brosectomy”—a weekend activity with friends.
Lindsey Hunter Lopez
Dear Therapist: My Boyfriend Loves Me, but He’s Not Affectionate Enough
I’m tired of feeling like I’m putting more effort into our relationship than he is.
The 30-Year Reign of Lunchables
The overwhelmingly successful “compartment-based snack” has thrived by, for the most part, staying the same.
Outdated Gender Stereotypes Are ‘Very Much Alive’
Children may internalize society’s traditional gender roles—unless parents act as a guiding force.
When Families Un-Adopt a Child
Between 1 and 5 percent of U.S. adoptions get legally dissolved each year. Some children are put up for “second-chance adoptions.”
How Friendsgiving Took Over Millennial Culture
In the past five or so years, hosting a Thanksgiving meal among friends a week before the actual holiday has become a standard part of the celebration for many young adults.
Digital Reminders of a Lost Pregnancy
After a miscarriage, bereaved couples can often struggle with an array of upsetting ads and app notifications.
The Significance of Michelle Obama’s Fertility Story
The cultural stereotype of an IVF patient is an older white woman, even though black women are almost twice as likely to struggle with infertility.
Your Mother’s Romantic Past Affects Your Own Dating Adventures
A new study suggests that people whose mothers had several serious romantic partners tend to follow the same trajectory.
The Sex Drought
In a culture that is becoming increasingly more tolerant, why are people having less sex?
In Defense of Old-School Feminism
A new book, Feminism’s Forgotten Fight, pushes back on the notion that second-wave feminists only cared about sexual liberation. They fought for family values, too.
America: Where Retirees Are Tricked Into Regretting a Busted Savings System
“If we give people a totally garbage system and then make them feel bad about not having succeeded in it, that's just so saddening.”
Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?
Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession.
The Psychic’s Tragic Prediction That Came True
A fortune teller forecasts a devastating loss for one family.
Dear Therapist: Life in a Multigenerational Household Is Terrible
My mom nags me all the time, and my grandpa’s health is declining. What can I do to be happier?
College Is Different for the School-Shooting Generation
At this point in history, college-aged Americans—who, for the most part, were born in the late ‘90s—don’t remember a time when school gun violence wasn’t a widely feared threat.
The Radicalization of Bedtime Stories
More and more parents are buying picture books with politically progressive messages for their young children.
He Was a Drug Cop. Then His Daughter Overdosed.
A personal tragedy forces a narcotics officer to rethink his stance on the drug war.
The Bridesmaids Are Multiplying
Today the role is almost entirely symbolic—but it’s only getting more popular.