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Perfect Grades Don't Always Matter

Achieving a 4.0 doesn’t necessarily translate into success in real life.

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A Hypnotic Descent Into Dehumanization

A short film harnesses powerful visuals to tell a harrowing story.

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A Stunning Cinematic Trip to the Front Lines of California's Wildfires

A crew of firefighters risks their lives to neutralize an unprecedented blaze.

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School Myths

Why Do American Schools Have Such Long Hours?

The structure of America’s school calendar may seem counterintuitive—and in many ways, it is.

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'Suicide Would Have Been a Blessing'

Three young Yazidi women who were captured and enslaved by ISIS share their stories for the first time.

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You Are Here

Why Is Everyone So Bad At Giving Gifts?

Some much-needed, if unsolicited, advice on gift-giving for the holidays.  

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Atlantic Documentaries

'I Wanted My House to Be a Sculpture'

A Brooklyn artist gives a revealing tour of her dream home.

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First Responders to Mass Shootings Speak Up

Trauma surgeons, hospital directors, and other first responders to gun violence advocate for research and policy reform.

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Animation

How Russia Hacked America—And Why It Will Happen Again

Russia’s cyber warfare success revealed America’s weakness.

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The Big Question

Can Single People Be Happy?

We asked experts.

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Atlantic Interviews

How Do You Know When You're in Love?

"When you travel together and don't kill each other."

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