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We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

face tattoos are the new normal

From historical significance to candy pink dreadlocked Soundcloud rappers, the face tattoo has come a long way, and now it’s all over your mates. Better get used to them!<p>Many young people are choosing to get tattoos on their faces. Like soaring sales of percocet or repeated cries of "You already …

21 Savage

The end really is near: a play-by-play of the coming economic collapse

<b>(Getty/Salon)</b><p>Recoveries generally don’t die of old age. So what’s going to kill ours? Five economists call it like they see it<p>Max Cea<p>August 12, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Since June, 2009, the pit of one of the biggest recessions in American history, the U.S. economy has been growing, slowly but steadily. …

Economics

Company that planted the Nike-filled truck in Chicago says it won’t use bait devices again

After public outcry, Norfolk Southern apologizes for placing a trailer with Nike sneakers and Christian Louboutin shoes in Englewood.<p>A “bait truck” filled with Nike sneakers and Christian Louboutin shoes was placed in a poor Chicago neighborhood earlier this month, leading to public backlash. Now …

ACLU

The Etsy Shopping Trick That Has Saved Me Hundreds

Let's pretend you're a baker and you're making a cake. You whip up some batter, stick some pans in the oven with said batter, and, when the timer …

Dining Rooms

MH370 Becomes the Cold Case That Nobody Wants to Solve

How can a plane vanish? Five years later, we still don’t know, which means it could happen again. This isn’t just a mystery—it’s a scandal.<p>Could this …

Airplanes

Dear Liberal Media: Stop Pretending Being Poor And White Makes You Racist

In nearly every news story, the poor whites are racist and stupid, and the reporter writes that it's somehow understandable. But they aren't, and …

Liberal Media

What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man

In more than a decade of arguing cases in court, I’ve witnessed the stubborn cultural biases female attorneys must navigate to simply do their jobs.<p>Last year, Elizabeth Faiella took a case representing a man who alleged that a doctor had perforated his esophagus during a routine medical procedure. …

Feminism

All Masculinity Is Toxic

Feminist writer and activist John Stoltenberg believes we need to give up manhood for good if we want to live morally sound and love-filled lives.<p>If you take a cursory look around, it seems like manhood is being redefined. The push could be in response to the abuses revealed by the #MeToo movement, …

Feminism

Dear Therapist: My Adult Son Walked Out on Me on Mother’s Day

We’ve been growing apart lately, after he got married.<p>Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com.<p><b>Dear Therapist,</b><p>My 30-year-old son and I had a fight on Mother’s Day, and …

Mental Health

These Cold, Spicy Noodles Will Soothe Your Sweaty Soul

Summertime is, to me, synonymous with spicy peanut noodles, which I’ve been making every summer since I was allowed to cook pasta by myself. I love …

People Are Losing It After This Incredibly Awkward Interview With A Reality Star Was Published In Its Entirety

"We're meant to be doing an interview on the book, but you haven't got the book in front of you, so you don't know what it's about."

Doctors Should Be Handing Out Addiction Meds on Demand

“Every dose of buprenorphine consumed is at least a dose of heroin not getting consumed, if not several.”<p>Burlington, Vermont, police chief Brandon Del Pozo—a former deputy inspector and nearly 20-year veteran of the statistics-driven NYPD—has a new vision for policing during an opioid crisis. His …

Are Male and Female Brains Biologically Different?

The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we’re more alike than we think.<p><i>Updated June 26, 2018</i><p>Pop neuroscience has long been fascinated with uncovering secret biological differences between male and female brains. The question of whether men and women have …

The Brain

Evangelical Fear Elected Trump

The history of evangelicalism in America is shot through with fear—but it also contains an alternative.<p>White conservative evangelicals in America are anxious people. I know because I am one.<p>Our sense of fear, perhaps more than any other factor, explains why evangelicals voted in such large numbers …

The Making of an Online Moral Crisis

How the many-chambered heart of the internet turned the Trump administration’s family-separation policy into a different kind of scandal.<p>Children as young as 2 have been pulled from their parents and moved to facilities that are, as Laura Bush put it, “eerily reminiscent” of the Japanese American …

Immigration

Why Even Viral-Fundraising Skeptics Can Feel Good About Donating to RAICES

As a rule, I am generally skeptical of viral fundraising campaigns. When everyone was dumping ice on each other’s heads on Facebook, I was the …

Niall Horan says Trump once tried to punish One Direction for refusing to take a photo with his lawyer's daughter

CBS and Leon Neal/Getty Images<p><b>Niall Horan stopped by CBS' "The Late Late Show" on Monday to perform "Slow Hands."</b>• <b><br>The singer also recalled an</b> …

Raising Boys in an Age of “Gender Battles”

If more men publicly called out their female partners as true intellectual equals, it would set an important example for our sons.<p>It’s a tough time …

The Best Player at Every Position in the NFL

The definition of "best" may vary from position to position, but one thing is for sure: There are some players who stand above all others as the guys you want on the field when the game is on the line.<p>Whether it's the league's most successful quarterback, the game's gold standard at receiver, …

Was Comey’s Letter to Congress Driven By Fear He’d Be Impeached?

Officials told investigators that the former FBI director worried failing to tell Congress the Clinton email inquiry had been reopened would not be “survivable.”<p>In his accounts of his decision to notify Congress that the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails had been reopened in the …

Donald Trump

Skip Santorini and Head to These Lesser-Known Greek Islands Instead

Avoid the crowds of Greek's most-mobbed island and opt for a chiller—but equally beautiful—vacation instead.<p>We’ve all seen Santorini’s blue domes and white buildings piled high above a glittering sea—if not in real life, then at least on Instagram, thanks to honeymooning and soul-searching …

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

What it Means if You Have a Horrible Sense of Direction

A number of factors—including anxiety and confidence—play a role.<p>If your phone has ever died on your way home from an unfamiliar part of town, you probably know how good or bad your sense of direction is. Maybe it took you twice the amount of time to get home without your GPS, or maybe it took …

We Now Know More About Why Rand Paul’s Neighbor Tackled Him Over Landscaping

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was hospitalized in November with broken ribs and bruised lungs after his next-door neighbor tackled him on his own lawn. The …

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.<p>The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and …

Medicine

18 Times "Star Trek" Fans Were The Funniest Part Of Tumblr

"Live long and get some."

Today’s Masculinity Is Stifling

As boys grow up, the process of becoming men encourages them to shed the sort of intimate connections and emotional intelligence that add meaning to life.<p>In hindsight, our son was gearing up to wear a dress to school for quite some time. For months, he wore dresses—or his purple-and-green mermaid …

Parenting

The Weird, Ever-Evolving Story of DNA

Carl Zimmer’s sprawling new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, forces readers to reconsider what they think they know about genetics and heredity.<p>In 1555, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V announced his plans to abdicate, and his 28-year-old son, Philip II, became the king of Spain the following year. …

Genetics

A Defense of the Suburbs

An architect immerses himself in residential production housing to learn why people like it—and what it can teach Americans about the future of urban design.<p>When Anthony Bourdain launched the new season of his food-and-travel series <i>Parts Unknown</i>, he began not with an exotic, far-off land, but with …

Urban Design