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2018Mister Rogers had a simple set of rules for talking to children (theatlantic.com)
552 points | 4 annotations | 9 months ago with 162 comments
1982Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? (theatlantic.com)
458 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 237 comments
2019Dentistry is less scientific and more gratuitous than people think (theatlantic.com)
415 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 week ago with 326 comments
2011A lot of “idiotic” things have reasonable explanations (theatlantic.com)
378 points | 2 years ago with 414 comments
2012A Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz (theatlantic.com)
348 points | 4 years ago with 140 comments
2014Masters of Love: Lasting relationships come down to kindness, generosity (theatlantic.com)
276 points | 4 years ago with 111 comments
2000Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber (theatlantic.com)
264 points | 3 annotations | 4 years ago with 180 comments
2015Toki Pona: A Language with a Hundred Words (theatlantic.com)
259 points across 2 posts | 10 annotations | 8 months ago with 63 comments
1993The Turn (theatlantic.com)
249 points across 2 posts | 9 years ago with 23 comments
2018I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon (theatlantic.com)
240 points | 1 year ago with 275 comments
2006The management myth (theatlantic.com)
240 points | 6 years ago with 155 comments
1989The Real War 1939-1945, by Paul Fussell (theatlantic.com)
223 points | 10 years ago with 78 comments
1919The Basic Problem of Democracy (theatlantic.com)
206 points | 2 years ago with 189 comments
2014Five-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus (theatlantic.com)
206 points | 4 years ago with 122 comments
2019Work peak and professional decline (theatlantic.com)
198 points | 1 year ago with 155 comments
2013How Not to Die of Botulism (theatlantic.com)
195 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 5 years ago with 98 comments
2011All Work and No Play: Why Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed (theatlantic.com)
193 points | 4 years ago with 179 comments
2016The World’s Most Efficient Languages (theatlantic.com)
186 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 8 months ago with 15 comments
1981M-16: A Bureaucratic Horror Story (theatlantic.com)
180 points | 3 years ago with 191 comments
2018Hollywood doesn’t make movies like ‘The Fugitive’ anymore (theatlantic.com)
180 points | 6 days ago with 309 comments
2019No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime (theatlantic.com)
177 points | 1 year ago with 61 comments
2014Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath (theatlantic.com)
171 points | 4 years ago with 122 comments
2013Getting too little sleep can have serious health consequences (theatlantic.com)
168 points | 6 years ago with 69 comments
2014The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious (theatlantic.com)
160 points | 5 years ago with 169 comments
2015How Friendships Change Over Time (theatlantic.com)
155 points | 5 years ago with 55 comments
2017Capitalism the Apple Way vs. Capitalism the Google Way (theatlantic.com)
151 points | 3 years ago with 98 comments
2019The Weight I Carry (theatlantic.com)
150 points across 2 posts | 1 month ago with 37 comments
2015How to Say (Almost) Everything in a Hundred-Word Language (theatlantic.com)
149 points | 5 years ago with 102 comments
2016The Myth of the Barter Economy (theatlantic.com)
147 points | 2 years ago with 172 comments
2013Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions (theatlantic.com)
146 points | 6 years ago with 117 comments
2013Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition (theatlantic.com)
142 points | 7 years ago with 81 comments
2017When Britain and France Almost Merged into One Country (theatlantic.com)
142 points | 2 years ago with 100 comments
2005Lost in the Meritocracy (theatlantic.com)
138 points | 9 years ago with 61 comments
2015Why New York Subway Lines Are Missing Countdown Clocks (theatlantic.com)
136 points | 3 years ago with 92 comments
2016American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth (theatlantic.com)
135 points | 4 years ago with 168 comments
2013The War on Drugs Is Far More Immoral Than Most Drug Use (theatlantic.com)
130 points | 2 years ago with 35 comments
1948Death of a Pig (theatlantic.com)
129 points | 4 years ago with 44 comments
2013Skinner Marketing: We're the Rats, and Facebook Likes Are the Reward (theatlantic.com)
129 points | 4 years ago with 77 comments
1998Adam Smith did not mean what he is often made to say (theatlantic.com)
127 points | 3 annotations | 3 months ago with 128 comments
2014When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees (theatlantic.com)
125 points | 5 years ago with 75 comments
1999Hey Ho, GIFs Must Go (theatlantic.com)
124 points | 2 years ago with 122 comments
2013Chuck E. Cheese’s, Silicon Valley Startup (theatlantic.com)
122 points | 5 years ago with 14 comments
2017Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? (theatlantic.com)
119 points | 3 years ago with 156 comments
2013How to Rebuild an Attention Span (theatlantic.com)
117 points | 6 years ago with 45 comments
2006The Management Myth (theatlantic.com)
113 points | 13 years ago with 22 comments
1945As We May Think (theatlantic.com)
106 points | 9 years ago with 34 comments
2017How Iceland got teens to say no to drugs (theatlantic.com)
103 points | 1 year ago with 104 comments
2006The Management Myth (theatlantic.com)
103 points | 11 years ago with 32 comments
2015Unusual Homes Around the World (theatlantic.com)
99 points | 4 years ago with 23 comments
2017Clues That Neanderthals Didn't Know How to Make Fire (theatlantic.com)
99 points | 2 years ago with 104 comments
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