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Is Being Single More Expensive?

LearnVest | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
LearnVest

While nowadays, everyone buzzes about how expensive weddings can be, it turns out the price tag on one's nuptials is a mere pittance compared to the cost of remaining single.

This Is Your Kid's Brain On A Touchscreen

The Atlantic | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

Young children--even toddlers--are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?...

King Abdullah: Muslim Brotherhood Are 'Wolves In Sheep's Clothing"

The Atlantic | Jeffrey Goldberg | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

It is still, on occasion, good to be the king. It is not necessarily good to be the king of a Middle Eastern country that is bereft of oil; nor is ...

What's Still Missing From the Gun Control Debate

Jim Sleeper | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Certain kinds of "speech" don't deserve First Amendment protection because the "speakers" aren't the flesh-and-blood citizens -- and not even associations of free flesh-and-blood citizens -- that the amendment was designed to protect.

Why I Argued For 'Single People Weddings'

Millie Kerr | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Millie Kerr

The issue is not whether you get married or decide to lead a single life. Nor is it the type of wedding you plan. The conversation I intended to kick off boils down to the following question: Why does society celebrate family units more avidly than individuals?

Hey Atlantic: Stop Knocking Curation

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.26.2013 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

If the word curation is allowed to be diluted down to simply mean "selected" or "quality collection," then it no longer solves the problem we need it to solve.

Where Are the Women Speakers on Expert Panels, and Does It Matter?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Dr. Layla McCay

I have been the only women on several panels; perhaps even felt like the token one. I don't know whether a pledge/boycott approach to drive more women onto panels is the right thing to do, but it does draw attention to a glass ceiling issue that needs to be addressed.

Magazine Caught In Uproar Over Scientology

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Media

The Atlantic magazine was left with egg on its face after it published, then withdrew, an advertorial from the Church of Scientology on Monday. The...

Sorry, Lizzie Wurtzel, It's Not Cool to Not Have a Savings Account

Nisha Chittal | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Nisha Chittal

Saving, investing and growing your net worth gives you the greatest freedom of all, because you're no longer tied down by the limits of money; you're free to travel, to move, to take risks, to ascend in your career, to take care of your family and to handle unexpected surprises.

Hathaway Effect Again? Wardrobe Malfunction Gives Buffett a Rise

Dan Mirvish | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business
Dan Mirvish

Now that the Hathaway Effect has been widely acknowledged, how could it be manipulated? Now I'm not suggesting any nefarious motives or a full-scale Elizabeth Warren-inspired NYSE investigation into vaginagate, but...

Behold, The First Video Game About Millennials

The Atlantic | Posted 12.10.2012 | College

In Far Cry 3, a stalling man-boy graduates from "first-world problems" to real-world problems. You may know some people like Jason Brody. Jason rec...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Hacking Obama's DNA?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.15.2012 | Science

I was recently asked to join HuffPost Live Producer/Host Jacob Soboroff for a conversation prompted by an article published in The Atlantic called "Ha...

Working 9-5: An Anachronism to End or Embrace?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Dr. Layla McCay

For many jobs, there is no real imperative for people to conduct their work during certain, specific hours, in certain, specific places. In fact, with more people working across time zones and our infatuation with emails, increased flexibility probably helps people do their jobs better.

Orwell's Advice on How to Write in Revolutionary Times

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

America is at a crossroads. We are experiencing tensions, familiar to historians, between the haves and have-nots, and their respective allies. In his essay, Orwell described the age in which he lived as "tumultuous, revolutionary" -- just like ours.

Women and Small Business Under a Romney Administration

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Stambler

Supporting small business in America means supporting women business owners and workers, and planning the "when" and "if" of motherhood is important if women are to continue on with self-respect and sovereignty.

The Truth Behind The Gender Pay Gap

The Atlantic | Posted 10.18.2012 | Women

At last night's presidential debate, audience member Katherine Fenton got up and asked how the candidates planned to fix the fact that women make "onl...

D.C. Might Not Be "Hipster" But That's OK

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.27.2012 | DC
Jamison Doran

I'm quite in love with my city, regardless of our hipster ranking. If not being hipster enough means I don't have to cram myself into a pair of skinny jeans daily or rock a shag haircut, then I'm just fine with being square.

If Not Wanting Kids Is 'Entirely Normal,' Why Is It Hard to Totally Accept?

Laura Carroll | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Laura Carroll

More people are recognizing what we've been taught to believe about parenthood is just that -- what we've been taught to believe.

Detroit: Start-Up Dreams And Dark Euphoria

The Atlantic | Posted 09.23.2012 | Detroit

Where I live in the Bay Area, there's a certain glamour to Detroit. It's the heart of what Bruce Sterling termed "dark euphoria." "Dark Euphoria is wh...

James Fallows "Slithers" Into My Recent Reference to Gertrude Stein

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

James Fallows wrote of Romney, "there is so little there, there." Isn't it funny that a few days earlier, in a column comparing Romney to Hemingway's Jake Barnes, I wrote of the Republican nominee that "there is no there there"?

Why The Media Is Going To Keep Talking About Gender

BuzzFeed SHIFT | Posted 09.06.2012 | Women

"Women are not just catching up anymore," writes Hanna Rosin in her upcoming book The End of Men, "they are becoming the standard by which success is ...

The War on Women Is a War Against Everyone

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

To refuse to recognize the changing times is the worst kind of denial -- one that breeds backward-looking policies and irrelevant debate. Our society and our economy need us.

Obama and Race: The Triple Standard

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Peter S. Goodman

Ta-Nehisi Coates has done a great public service with his latest offering in The Atlantic, a powerful exploration of the racial fault lines that President Barack Obama must perpetually negotiate, limiting his potency on a range of crucial issues.

The One Thing You Need to Know About Parenthood

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Parents
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

She asks me one question as she traces small circles around her bulging belly button, just one part of her anatomy that will never be the same.

Happiness and Having It All

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Debold

The twin towers of modernity -- the supposedly boundless material success of the capitalist marketplace and the profound domestic bliss that is the pot of gold at the end of the romance story -- are collapsing.