Life in One of the Whitest Towns in America
Anna, Illinois, has a long history of excluding black people. Where does that leave it today?
Logan Jaffe and ProPublica Illinois
What Happens to Relationships When Sex Hurts
Women who suffer from the chronic-pain condition vulvodynia often feel isolated from their partners. But a better medical understanding is helping.
Managing Your Friendships, With Software
A slew of new start-ups want to help people manage their relationships the way they would sales leads. Should we be worried about our friends turning us into data points?
Dear Therapist: I’m Afraid My Boyfriend’s Sexuality Will End Our Relationship
He says he’s bisexual, but I’m worried he’s actually gay.
Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids
And start raising kind ones.
Adam Grant and Allison Sweet Grant
How Friendship Changes at the End of Life
“People become frightened at the end of life. Sometimes I see them moving away from friends as they get sicker.”
How Many Tootsie Rolls Is a Snickers Worth? Kids Know.
Like any grown-up bartering exchange, the Halloween candy trade is a delicate and complex affair that is influenced by the power dynamics of the room.
Ashley Fetters and Adam Harris
‘Nesting’ During Pregnancy Is a Real Thing
Readying the home for a newborn “helps us feel prepared for a time in our life when there’s little we can do to prepare,” says one psychologist.
Dear Therapist: I’m Tired of Explaining Why I Don’t Want to Get Pregnant
What I do, or don’t do, with my uterus is nobody’s business.
How Much Inheritance Is Too Much?
Some wealthy parents are concerned that after a certain point, money passed down will be damaging to the next generation.
The Pre-wedding Parties Where Couples Charge Admission
At a “stag and doe,” communities come together to celebrate the spouses-to-be—and give them a financial boost.
The Secret Lives of Gay Farmers
In the U.K., many LGBTQ farmers feel isolated and live a life plagued by secrecy and guilt. Their only solace is a hotline.
Pregnant and Depressed
For many people, pregnancy can be one of the most emotionally taxing experiences of their life.
All the Pregnancies I Couldn’t Talk About
I’ve been pregnant nine times. I have one child.
Dear Therapist: My Girlfriend Had an Affair With My Co-worker
I’ve forgiven her, but I can’t forgive him.
It Isn’t About Your Love Language; It’s About Your Partner’s
A framework meant to help people become more attuned to their partners now gets treated like a personality test.
On Being Happy for and Jealous of a Friend at the Same Time
“It can be hard to be really close to someone who’s trying to do the same thing that you do.”
Why Is America So Obsessed With Ivy League Schools?
The college-admissions process is so fraught with hysteria, many parents attempt to cheat their kids into elite institutions.
Catherine Spangler, Jackie Lay, and Vishakha Darbha
Across-the-Aisle Friendships: Now Up for Debate
Asked whether personal relationships can transcend politics, few Democratic candidates gave insightful answers.
This Couple Rescues Animals From Hurricanes
During natural disasters, who rescues the animals society has forgotten?