Kirsten Foley

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How our society breeds anxiety, depression and dysfunction

Our belief in “progress” has increased our expectations. The result is mass disappointment<p>Severe, disabling mental illness has dramatically increased in the United States. “The tally of those who are so disabled by mental disorders that they qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social …

Chefs' fried chicken recipes not birds of a feather

Fried chicken is practically becoming like pizza; it seems to be appearing on more and more menus at both high-end and lower-end restaurants.<p>I've …

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The Secret to Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids—and Everything

The country has cheaper medical care, smarter children, happier moms, better working conditions, less-anxious unemployed people, and lower student loan rates than we do. And that probably will never change.<p>It's hard not to get jealous when I talk to my extended family.<p>My cousin's husband gets 36 …

Decline and fall: how American society unravelled

In or around 1978, America's character changed. For almost half a century, the United States had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class …

Rachel Kushner’s ambitious new novel scares male critics

When Rachel Kushner — not a venerable male auteur — writes the Great American Novel, male reviewers are flummoxed<p>In 1963, Esquire magazine's July issue was about the American literary scene, and featured an essay by Norman Mailer. Titled "Some Children of the Goddess: Further Evaluations of the …

The Books Everyone Must Read Before Graduating College

We asked academics and authors from Junot Díaz to Jill Lepore to nominate the one book that students shouldn’t graduate without reading.<p><b>Jill …

Mormonism’s most dangerous morality lesson

Elizabeth Smart’s ordeal reminds us that church members’ self-worth is perilously predicated on sexual purity<p>Elizabeth Smart made big news this week—from Associated Press headlines to feminist blogs like Wonkette and Jezebel to the Mormon bloggernacle—when she connected her inability to run from …