The Best of The Economist’s 1843 magazine
10+ most popular The Economist’s 1843 magazine articles, as voted by our community.
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The Economist’s 1843 magazine on Addiction
The scientists who make apps addictive
Silicon Valley’s most successful tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to pump us with dopamine and keep us returning to their products. But, as Ian Leslie learns, some of the…
The Economist’s 1843 magazine on Fashion
A new generation of black artists are changing fashion photography
Their work puts to rights centuries of hackneyed images
The Economist’s 1843 magazine on Game Theory
How game theory improves dating apps
Too much unwanted attention turns female users off online dating. Economics provides a solution
The Economist’s 1843 magazine on Jobs
Why do we work so hard?
Ryan Avent reckons that our jobs have become prisons from which we don’t want to escape
The Economist’s 1843 magazine on Semiotics
Sex, anger, lust, danger: the semiotics of scarlet
A streak of red never goes out of fashion
The Economist’s 1843 magazine on Society
The perfectionism trap
Society bombards us with instructions to be happier, fitter and richer. Why have we become so dissatisfied with being ordinary? | 1843 magazine
The Economist’s 1843 magazine on Women
For women, running is still an act of defiance
Female runners have long fought for the recognition and status of male ones. Rachel Hewitt asks why running doesn’t offer women the freedom it should
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Hocus focus: how magicians made a fortune on Facebook
A group of illusionists got rich making addictive videos for social media. Did it cost them their souls?
Death of the calorie
For more than a century we’ve counted on calories to tell us what will make us fat. Peter Wilson says it’s time to bury the world’s most misleading measure
How to go to therapy without talking about your feelings
Two Chinese psychologists talk about divorce, stockpiling and crying into your mask
Escape to another world
As video games climb to new heights of sophistication and physical beauty, more and more young American men are withdrawing from personal relationships and the workforce to spend more time in virtual worlds. In this piece for The Economist Group’s cultural magazine 1984, editor and global economy expert Ryan Avent poses more questions than answers as he explores the relationship between America’s dwindling young workforce and the comfort they find within the confines of video games.
The inside story of Chernobyl during the Russian occupation
Staff were trapped between two sources of volatility: enemy soldiers and radioactive waste
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