Ashley Fetters, The Atlantic

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Past articles by Ashley:

How Parents Can Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) in Quarantine

As American schools close, parents are suddenly faced with the challenge of keeping their children occupied at home. → Read More

Bad Hookup, or Sexual Assault? Sometimes the Friends Decide.

Only one of those scenarios threatens the harmony of the friend group. → Read More

The Boys Who Wear Shorts All Winter

The kid who refuses to wear pants is a familiar sight to parents, students, and educators—and a mystifying one. What’s so great about being underdressed? → Read More

When ‘You’re Adopted’ Is Used as an Insult

Often deployed on playgrounds and between siblings, the slur draws on stereotypes about adoption that are both obsolete and unrealistic. → Read More

The Children of the Children of Columbine

Twenty years after the shooting at Columbine High School, some survivors—now parents themselves—are figuring out how to talk to their kids about lockdown drills. → Read More

The Crushing Logistics of Raising a Family Paycheck to Paycheck

Stephanie Land’s new memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, sheds light on the grueling work—and the bureaucratic complications—of being a maid and a single mother. → Read More

Knock Knock. Who’s There? Kids. Kids Who? Kids Tell Terrible Jokes.

Orange you glad someone wrote an article about this? → Read More

The 5 Years That Changed Dating

When Tinder became available to all smartphone users in 2013, it ushered in a new era in the history of romance. → Read More

How George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton Went From Political Rivals to Best Friends

In his later years, the 41st president became quite close with his successor, the man who kept Bush from a second term in the Oval Office. → Read More

Why Kids Like ‘Parenting’ Their Toys

The enduring appeal of toys that need to be fed, changed, and rocked like human babies may be rooted in children’s desire to act like grown-ups. → Read More

To Prevent Loneliness, Start in the Classroom

Young people are among the loneliest of all Americans. Schools that teach kids how to deal with feelings of isolation could help put a dent in the epidemic. → Read More

To Prevent Loneliness, Start in the Classroom

Young people are among the loneliest of all Americans. Schools that teach kids how to deal with feelings of isolation could help put a dent in the epidemic. → Read More

Why Are STDs on the Rise If Americans Are Having Less Sex?

The CDC found that reported cases of three STDs hit an all-time high in 2017, suggesting that while sexual activity is decreasing in the U.S., it’s getting riskier. → Read More

The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip

Richard Ratay, the author of Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip, discusses the factors that turned road trips from an individual adventurer’s pursuit into a family activity—and those that led to their decline. → Read More


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Jameela Jamil Had Never Acted Before 'The Good Place'

Jameela Jamil was no stranger to TV, but she'd never acted. And when she landed the role of upper-crust punching bag Tahani al-Jamil on The Good Place, she found herself learning from the best: Ted Danson and his fart noises. → Read More


How Anyone Can Be an Activist

Linda Sarsour, an activist who works on behalf of Arab-Americans and Black Lives Matter, as well as serving as co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, knows how anyone can help. → Read More


Sure, These Grilling Gloves Look Ridiculous—But They'll Make You Feel Like a Kitchen God

What, like you've never wanted to pick up a whole piping-hot roast beef with your hands? → Read More


'American Made' Star Sarah Wright on What It's Really Like to Shoot a Sex Scene with Tom Cruise

Cruise's onscreen wife from 'American Made' talks about their extremely daunting first day of filming. → Read More


Meet the Hands (and the Man) that Bring Chance the Rapper to the Deaf

Matt Maxey and his company, DEAFinitely Dope, are translating the magic of Chance shows for deaf concertgoers. → Read More