A candid talk about my weight helped make it less taboo
Jesus Wasn’t White, But Santa Definitely Is
Santa has the complexion of an egg. He is obese, and he rarely speaks in complete sentences. Not only is Santa white, it also seems that he is from Mississippi.
Real Woman (and Men) Might Just Get Paid Family Leave. Finally.
It’s time we shrug off the “Superwoman Syndrome” that forces working mothers to figure everything out on their own
Football: A Waste of Taxpayers’ Money
Why are we subsidizing such a hugely profitable sport?
There Is No Such Thing as a Motive for Mass Killings
Trying to make ordinary sense out of these extraordinary crimes is fruitless—and ultimately only encourages more violence
What’s So Bad About Casual Drug Use?
Most people who try cocaine don’t go on to become addicts
Politicians Really Are Big Babies
Partisanship starts in infancy, but that’s no reason our elected officials can’t outgrow our parochial natures
Women Chefs Talk About That TIME List
A recent article in TIME sparked controversy over sexism in haute cuisine—and the media. Here, Alice Waters and other prominent women restaurateurs weigh in on what’s holding female chefs back.
What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?
Don’t present it as a “woman’s issue.” Sell it as diversity of opinion.
The Pain of Piano Lessons: Can You Force Kids to Develop Interests?
Personal interests don’t have to arise “naturally” but are often triggered by external events
The Case for Raising Your Child With Two Religions
Americans are leaving behind single-faith identities. According to a 2009 study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, almost one quarter of all Americans attend religious services of more than one faith or denomination. Interfaith marriages are increasingly common, with families who are Jewish-Christian constituting the first …
Thinking You Did Great After the SAT is a Sign You Bombed
Last Saturday, students from around the world took part in a ritual of adolescence: the SAT. After the test, I received a slew of emails from test-takers who’d read my blog for SAT tips, reporting back on how the test went. …
Obama May Have Lost Faith in Government
In the ultimate irony, a president who extols the virtues of government has now lost control to the bureaucrats