Monday, January 6, 2014

In-Depth, First-Person Reflections on Sensitive Subjects Are the Atlantic’s Specialty

1. Caring for Your Introvert, by Jonathan Rauch

The habits and needs of a little-understood group.

2. Hacked!, by James Fallows

As email, documents, and almost every aspect of our professional and personal lives moves onto the “cloud”—remote servers we rely on to store, guard, and make available all of our data whenever and from wherever we want them, all the time and into eternity—a brush with disaster reminds the author and his wife just how vulnerable those data can be. A trip to the inner fortress of Gmail, where Google developers recovered six years’ worth of hacked and deleted e‑mail, provides specific advice on protecting and backing up data now—and gives a picture both consoling and unsettling of the vulnerabilities we can all expect to face in the future.

3. Surviving Anxiety, by Scott Stossel

I’ve tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation’s most common mental illness.