A new audience finds comfort and meme-ready material in an old pseudoscience.
What’s behind the recent surge of interest in astrology — especially among millennials?
One person searches for the anonymous fruit flavor of the pediatric amoxicillin that so many of us, somehow, came to love.
Julie Beck digs deep into news silos, alternative facts, and cognitive dissonance.
The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs.
At The Atlantic, Julie Beck talks to Heather Havrilesky about her new book How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life, a collection of her “Ask Polly” advice columns on New York Magazine‘s The Cut blog (originally at The Awl) plus some that haven’t been published before. In a […]