With Demand for Mental-Health Care Soaring on Campus, Faculty and Students Are Stepping Up to Help

After the pandemic shut down Duke University’s campus in 2020, public-policy professor Nick Carnes worried about how his students would fare both educationally and emotionally. Wanting to help in whatever way he could, he added a simple message to his email signature. “A note to students,” he wrote. “Please let me or another Duke professor … Read more

Cycle Syncing Won’t Fix Women’s Fitness

While most of the video series and programs available on the popular “holistic wellness”/fitness site Alo Moves—owned by the trendy activewear line Alo Yoga—are run by solitary instructors, the company’s newest offering is marked by photos and videos of a group of four women pulled close up against one another and roaming Hawaiian beaches. It’s … Read more

The Case for Mediocrity

The night before my first book came out, I lay awake envisioning all the ways it could ruin my life. What if I get sued because I made a mistake? What if I get harassed online? What if I get such bad reviews I never work in journalism again? I’d spent the past 18 months … Read more