Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why ‘Little Women’ Endures 150 Years Later

When Louisa May Alcott lifted her pen after writing the last line of <i>Little Women</i>, she never would have believed that this piece of autobiographical …

National Portrait Gallery

Journalism Will Get Its Mojo Back

The news that Marc Benioff, the founder and co-CEO of Salesforce.com, and his wife Lynne are buying <i>Time</i> magazine is paradoxical. On one hand, the …

New York State

Marc Benioff Joins Wealthy Clique Buying Magazines in Daunting Times

Marc Benioff has joined the club of first-time magazine owners. If history is any guide, he won’t have an easy time.<p>The billionaire co-founder of …

Laurene Powell

Real Time Economics: U.S. Threatens China With $200B More In Tariffs, China Promises Retaliation

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Today we look at U.S.-China trade tensions, lessons from the last housing bust, a slow trickle for repatriated profits, and the limited economic fallout from hurricanes and other …

Tariffs

How to Live Better, According to Nietzsche

John Kaag’s fascinating new book about the German thinker seeks to tether philosophy back to the mess of daily experience.<p>The dubious notion that philosophy is a guide to calmer living is as old as the field itself. Saint Augustine described philosophy as a “harbor” for troubled souls in a …

Philosophy

Letters: Readers offer support, suggestions for the Annapolis bike lane

Do-nothings, again<p>I have read with great interest the responses to the new bike lane, although none of them were very different from the response in …

Annapolis

You’ve been misquoting these inspiring phrases your whole life

Do all those inspirational quotes we see for #MotivationMonday or #WidsomWednesday really exist? And were they really said by the people we are so quick to believe said them? Yes and no.<p>In the course of researching the history of emotional intelligence, I stumbled across an origin story that went …

American Philosophy

Daily Horoscope — September 15, 2018

General Horoscope for September 15, 2018<p>Stepping in time with the cosmic drums can be quite challenging today because we are being simultaneously …

American Philosophy

America’s Slide Toward Autocracy

Democracy has taken a beating under President Trump. Will the midterms make a difference?<p>Twenty-one months into the Trump presidency, how far has the country rolled down the road to autocracy? It’s been such a distracting drive—so many crazy moments!—who can keep an eye on the odometer?<p>Yet …

Donald Trump

Is Democracy Dying? - The Atlantic

Dealing With an Out-of-Control President, in 1973<p>AP<p>UN Secretary-General: American Power Is in Decline, the World Is ‘in Pieces’<p>Uri Friedman<br>• Sep 13, 2018<p>John Westrich / Getty<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Call to Save America<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson<br>• Sep 13, 2018<p>Frank Duveneck / Library of Congress<p>Americans Aren’t …

World Leaders

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Call to Save America

A year into the Civil War, The Atlantic’s co-founder entreated President Lincoln and the Republican-majority Congress to bring slavery to an immediate and permanent end.<p><i>The Civil War was still young in April 1862, and the question of how to restore national unity and confront the divisive specter</i> …

U.S. Politics

13 Inspirational Quotes To Help Change Your Perspective On Dating

Whether you've been on the dating-go-round for a month or for years, it can be easy to get into a dating rut. You start to feel like there's nobody …

Relationships

American History Book Review: American Bloomsbury

American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau—Their Lives, Their Loves, …

Book Reviews

Montreal weather: Some drizzle, an object lesson in cheering for fall

Environment Canada is forecasting rain turning into periods of drizzle in the morning.The daytime high is expected to be 20 degrees.Further periods …

American Philosophy

Naqvi-Mohamed: Bereavement camp helps children move forward from loss

Losing a parent or loved one, or a significant life change can be hard enough for anyone to cope with. For children, however, it can be downright …

Bereavement

6 Famous Quotes You See On Facebook (That Are Crazy Fake)

The Bible says, "Whoever has will be given more, and they will have in abundance; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from …

Humor

Henry Adams’s 1880 Novel, ‘Democracy,’ Resonates Now More Than Ever

She thought she knew what she was about. The heroine of a sensational and successful novel, “Democracy,” published anonymously in 1880, Madeleine Lee, who is young, rich and beautiful, moves from New York to Washington to pass a season in a house on Lafayette Square.<p>“She wanted to see with her own …

U.S. Politics

Brace yourselves, Seahawks fans: After that loss to Broncos, Seattle’s in for a rollercoaster season

You could see glimmers of hope, and possible harbingers of better times. But you could also see the mistakes, miscalculations and breakdowns that …

NFL

20 Captions For Nature Pictures On Instagram, So Let Your Wanderlust Bloom

Nature walks are so peaceful. No matter what season you decide to explore a national park, beach, or even your own backyard, you can expect a sense …

Nature Photography

Today in History

Today in History<p>Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2018. There are 111 days left in the year.<p>Today's Highlight in History:<p>On Sept. 11, …

Florida

How to Brag Effectively on Social Media

<i>"If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not knowing it; at any rate, brag."</i> - Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>Compared with other areas of our …

Social Media

It’s in You to Win

—When I talk about winning, I am not talking about hitting a last-second shot or scoring a touchdown on the last play to win the game. Nor am I …

Motivation

The Body as Metaphor: Social Class and Obesity

“The evil of poverty is not so much that it makes a man suffer as it rots him physically and spiritually,” wrote George Orwell in <i>Down and Out in</i> …

Sociology

Facing My Own Mortality

After another hospital stay and more complications on the health front, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. About life and its meaning. …

Humanism

Here’s how successful people avoid information overwhelm

There are seemingly infinite options in the world today. With increasing options comes increased <i>choices</i>.<p>This may seem like a good thing. But at a …

Self-improvement

15 Success Quotes to Inspire Your Next Big Idea

Creators are the ultimate authors of change. They mirror life itself by moving with the winds of innovation, adapting to new concepts as their craft …

Creativity

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

<i>This is the first in a new monthly column series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio.</i><br>“I, too, dislike it.”<br>— Marianne Moore, …

Literature

A new anthem for Minnesotans? State celebrated in music video featuring Justin Morneau, KARE 11 anchors

Growing up, Alex Frecon always thought Minnesota was normal.It wasn’t until he went to college on the East Coast, that he found out the rest of the …

Music Videos

Introducing The Atlantic’s Ideas Section

A new destination for incisive and intelligent analysis, essays, and commentary<p>What does it mean for <i>The Atlantic</i>—a magazine that has always emphasized the importance of ideas—to launch a separate section actually called Ideas, as we are doing today?<p>It means that, you, our readers, will have a new …

Los Angeles

National Park Service - Facts Summary

Prior to the nineteenth century, most Europeans and Americans viewed nature solely as a resource for food, clothing and shelter. In Europe, early …

National Parks