Dammit, Stop Using the Amish as an Excuse Not to Vaccinate Your Kids 

Against all logic, reason and every shred of credible scientific evidence, the "don't vaccinate your kids" brigade is still at it. (Thanks for the resurgence of whooping cough and polio, guys!) The latest pawn in their apparent bid to kill everyone from easily preventable diseases: the Amish, courtesty of yet another… » 1/06/15 12:00pm 1/06/15 12:00pm

Atlantic Runs Stupid Article About the 'Death of Monogamy,' Then Runs…

The latest Atlantic features an article called "A Million First Dates: How online romance is threatening monogamy"—a shallow, moony hagiography of "simpler times" trussed up like trenchant social analysis. Huzzah. Online dating, author Dan Slater argues, is destroying monogamy by giving people (he says people, but he… » 1/04/13 6:15pm 1/04/13 6:15pm

The ‘Having It All’ Author Is Trying to Fit It All into a New Book

On Tuesday, Random House announced that it had acquired rights to a book by Anne-Marie Slaughter, who will expand on her essay in July/August issue of The Atlantic, "Why Women Can't Have It All." Even though "having it all" probably isn't a real thing, Slaughter's cover story lured about 1 million online readers into… » 7/17/12 10:25pm 7/17/12 10:25pm

Martha Stewart Pushes Sustainability, Used To Think The Glass Ceiling…

In an interview with Atlantic senior editor Corby Kummer, Martha Stewart, performer of 2009 hit "Shine Blockas" ft. Gucci Mane and owner of Chow Chow guard dog Genghis Khan, says that when she first started her company and people began telling her that she broke through the glass ceiling, she did not have a fig what… » 5/26/12 5:45pm 5/26/12 5:45pm

Someday Buying a Vibrator Will Be as Boring as Buying an iPod

What if buying a vibrator were as commonplace and uneventful as popping into the Apple store for an iPod or buying a juicer from Williams-Sonoma? That's exactly what Ethan Imboden, founder of the company Jimmyjane is aiming for, and he's well on his way to achieving it. For nearly a decade, he's been a pioneer in… » 5/15/12 1:30pm 5/15/12 1:30pm

Has Your Cat Infected You With a Mind-Controlling Parasite? Probably.

Nature is capable of engineering some pretty crazy stuff, so maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of us are infected with a parasite that has quietly invaded our brain and is probably, as we speak, affecting things like how we drive, whether we like the smell of cat pee, how social we are, and even how we… » 2/10/12 3:10pm 2/10/12 3:10pm

Researchers Discover the Most Annoying Tweet in the World

The more time we spend on Twitter, the better most of us get at tweeting so that we don't annoy the hell out of all of our followers. And, yet, there are still those people who just can't seem to do it right. They mean well, but their tweets are just, well, annoying. In an effort to actually quantify what constitutes… » 2/01/12 10:05pm 2/01/12 10:05pm

The Married-Or-Lonely Echo Chamber

Modern hetero relationships appear to be in a period of flux. This is potentially interesting — so why does the conversation about it feel so circular? » 10/11/11 6:35pm 10/11/11 6:35pm

Where Are The Women At Highbrow Magazines?

Whenever I see "best of" lists, award finalists and even table of contents, I immediately scan them to see how women fared. And I regularly complain to my husband about the lopsided male-to-female ratio in the bylines of highbrow magazines. » 1/20/11 11:48am 1/20/11 11:48am

Courtroom to Celebrate Girls and Women, If a Girl-Child Does Arrive

A lawyer recently asked Judge Kimba Wood for a day off from trial if his grandkid-to-be is male and there's a bris. Wood said sure. And if it's a girl? Wood's gonna host a celebration of girls and women. Wooo! » 11/20/10 6:20pm 11/20/10 6:20pm

Stephen Colbert Is Fighting Male Oppression

The Colbert Report was an inspired place to take an "End Of Men" thesis, which author Hanna Rosin did last night. After all, in addition to his overweening narcissism, Stephen Colbert's character is all about the traditionalist's sense of grievance. » 6/16/10 10:00am 6/16/10 10:00am