Derek Thompson

Staff writer, The Atlantic

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he covers economics, business and technology. He is the author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.

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For many atheists the connection to the outside world; to nature, wildlife and humanity provides comfort and wonder.

Is America losing its religion? Diana Nyad and Derek Thompson on non-belief

For many atheists the connection to the outside world; to nature, wildlife and humanity provides comfort and wonder.

from Life Examined

A lot of businesses are trying to lure people back by hyping intense deep cleaning policies. Gyms are scrubbing down equipment between each use.

Deep cleaning surfaces: Does that protect people from COVID-19?

A lot of businesses are trying to lure people back by hyping intense deep cleaning policies. Gyms are scrubbing down equipment between each use.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Not so long ago, you would have probably met your partner through a friend or family member. But today you probably use Tinder, OkCupid,  or Bumble.

The perks and drawbacks of modern online dating

Not so long ago, you would have probably met your partner through a friend or family member. But today you probably use Tinder, OkCupid,  or Bumble.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The supply chain is still clogged and inflation is at a 30-year high , while the U.S. has been importing more overseas goods than before the COVID pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Roughly 4.4 million Southland residents are expected to hit the road or take to the skies this Thanksgiving.

from KCRW Features

More than 30,000 Kaiser Permanente workers along the West Coast are expected to walk off the job on November 15, citing staffing and safety concerns.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is trying to smoothly roll out a version of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5-11 that the CDC green-lit nearly a week ago. Dr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Other states are obsessed with California and its policies, which is a way to show their love, according to Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Despite increasing attention to equity, diversity, and inclusivity, the pay gap for women has not shifted much over the last 15 years.

from Life Examined

It’s not RICO, but this is the final episode of All The Presidents’ Lawyers.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat discuss the high rate of inflation, its political risk and what (if anything) the president can do about it.

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