Joe Cool / The New Inquiry

TODAY’S consumerism is riddled with elaborate and often meaningless choices: Which brand of pasta should you buy? Would that be best with Ragu, Amy’s Organic, or Muir Glen marinara sauce? Should that be accompanied by Kraft or DiGiorno preshredded parmesan? Who cares. As psychologist Barry Schwartz’s book The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less […]

How to Win Tinder / The New Inquiry

By ALICIA ELER AND EVE PEYSER Tinder involves managing the vulnerability of “putting oneself out there” by playing it like a video game. “We saw some beautiful things here. Things we’ll never forget … Everyone was just trying to find themselves. God it was so nice to get a break from reality for a little while.” — From […]