At a time when women's reproductive freedoms are under attack, any suggestion that the birth control pill could be problematic feels explosive. But Sarah E Hill, a professor of social psychology at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth…
Rachel A. AdlerThe social psychologist’s new book tackles the tricky subject of how oral contraceptives may affect women’s minds
The Washington Post
– Oct 19, 2019, 6:52 AM
Ask any college student or professor why this big shift from studying Chaucer to studying coding is happening and they will probably tell you it's about jobs. As students feared for their job prospects, they -- and their parents -- wanted a degree…
Rachel A. AdlerEnglish majors are down 25.5 percent since the Great Recession, just as world’s top economists say we need more ‘storytellers'
– Oct 15, 2019, 9:05 PM
The U.S. economy is starting to show some troubling signs — and many Americans say they're not at all prepared for what might come next. Two in 5 Americans (or 40 percent) aren't ready for an economic downturn if it were to occur within the…
Rachel A. AdlerExperts recommend boosting savings, paying off credit card debt
Earlier today, The Atlantic's McKay Coppins published a lengthy profile on Mitt Romney, apparently part of Romney's effort to set himself up as the noble Republican foil to an out-of-control president. These sorts of pieces, which are more about…
Rachel A. AdlerReader, meet Twitter user @qaws9876, otherwise known as Pierre Delecto.
On long drives, I often find myself running two real-time mapping programs on my phone at once: Google Maps, and Waze. The reason is that Google Maps seems to be a better, faster-loading map program that shows alternate routes on long trips more…
Rachel A. AdlerThis week, however, Google announced the next best thing: Starting immediately, drivers will be able to report hazards, slowdowns and speed traps right on Google Maps.
The New Yorker
Lacy M. Johnson
– Oct 20, 2019, 2:00 AM
Along the western edge of Iceland's central-highland plateau, in the far east of the Borgarfjörður district, the Kaldidalur, or “cold valley,” stretches twenty-five miles between two barren volcanic ridges: the…
Rachel A. AdlerIn Iceland, a memorial ceremony suggests new ways to think about climate change.
Most women over the age of 25 will be familiar with those concerned looks from older relatives followed up by a whispered: 'Isn't it about time you started thinking of having a baby?' But what if much of what we have been led to believe about the…
Rachel A. Adler'The fact of the matter is, the best way to have a baby is either in bed or by the fireside on the hearth rug.'
I've never met a bin, basket, or box (or a store that sells these items) that I didn't want. The desire to organize—closets, kitchen cupboards, office supplies, the laundry nook—has been fierce for as long as I can remember. Certainly…
Rachel A. AdlerWhat today’s idealized closets and pantries say about our inner lives
When she was 41 years old, Deanna Mulligan stepped back from the prime of her career. Now CEO of Guardian Life Insurance, Ms. Mulligan reflects on that move, and what it taught her—among other things, that “life is not a straight…
Rachel A. AdlerDeanna Mulligan of Guardian Life Insurance talks about how time off helped her find new focus