- Five Myths about Reading & How to Put Them to Death: If you think you can’t learn anything from fiction, then you’re reading the wrong fiction.
- Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity: When a Christian foundation interviewed college nonbelievers about how and why they left religion, surprising themes emerged.
- Was I Actually ‘Addicted’ to Internet Pornography? There’s not a consensus on the science of how porn affects the brain, but there is a lot of information on the topic. So much that it can be difficult to sift through.
- When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? The march toward gender-specific clothes was neither linear nor rapid. Pink and blue arrived, along with other pastels, as colors for babies in the mid-19th century, yet the two colors were not promoted as gender signifiers until just before World War I—and even then, it took time for popular culture to sort things out.
- Ruined by Its Fans? This is a fascinating attempt to quantify how badly certain brands and people have been harmed by their own fans.