The belief that hidden memories can be “recovered” in therapy has been discredited, but the mental health establishment does not always learn from its mistakes—and families are still paying the price.
Thursday, December 18
To be a foreigner is to be perpetually detached, but it is also to be continually surprised.
Junky, out-of-date science fuels jury errors and tragic miscarriages of justice. How can we throw it out of court?
Wednesday, December 17
The inside story of how Yahoo’s C.E.O. lost her way.
Hanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic and a founder and editor at DoubleX.
“I often think of reporting as dating, or even speed dating. You’re looking for someone where there’s a spark there between you and them. Sometimes that happens right away and sometimes it takes forever. ... You have to determine if they're reflective, friendly, open. It could be love at first sight and they're still all wrong, which is really heartbreaking.”
On spectacular saintliness, holy anorexia, and female hysteria.
Tuesday, December 16
Antibiotics made modern farming possible. But as “societal drugs,” their use by any individual affects us all.
“The grand jury witness who testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel a cop before charging at him ‘like a football player, head down,’ is a troubled, bipolar Missouri woman with a criminal past who has a history of making racist remarks and once insinuated herself into another high-profile St. Louis criminal case with claims that police eventually dismissed as a ‘complete fabrication.’”
When 16 women live in a house, compete on a UFC reality show, and punch each other in the face.