Why facts don’t fight false beliefs, Trump’s economic logic, and more.
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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.

Liza Mundy

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Do Liberals Have an Answer to Trump on Foreign Policy?

“There is a big open space in the Democratic Party right now,” says Senator Chris Murphy.

Uri Friedman

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The Appealing Logic That Underlies Trump’s Economic Ideas

His policies may fail to deliver, but his rhetoric answers a question millions of Americans are asking about a globalized economy: What about me?

Heather Boushey

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Washington's Spy Paranoia

Who did the Russian ambassador meet in D.C.? Welcome to America’s capital city, where everyday encounters may not be what they seem.

Molly Ball

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The Office for Civil Rights's Volatile Power

The influence of the office has waxed and waned with each administration. How will it fare under Betsy DeVos?

James S. Murphy

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How Foreign Powers Could Try to Buy Trump

Trump’s vast business empire will affect his decision-making as president.

Leah Varjacques and Jeremy Venook

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This Article Won’t Change Your Mind

The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs

Julie Beck

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The 'Anticipatory Anxiety' of Waiting for Disaster

Ecuadorians living in the shadow of the volcano Cotopaxi experience a unique kind of trauma while biding their time before it blows.

Melody Schreiber

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The Case Against the Grammar Scolds

The lexicographer Kory Stamper’s new book, Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, is an eloquent defense of a “live and let live” approach to English.

Megan Garber

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How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.

Olga Khazan

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Readers Discuss: When Did You Become An Adult in Your Parents’ Eyes?

“When my parents dropped me off that first day at boarding school, I knew I was on my own.”

Chris Bodenner

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Holi 2017: The Festival of Colors

Images of this year's Holi festival from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

Alan Taylor

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Tech Start-Ups Have Become Conceptual Art

An edible drone doesn’t need to feed the starving to do its job.

Ian Bogost

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