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I Tried It

I Tried It: Talk Therapy App

Can texting a smartphone shrink be therapeutic?

By Ceci Menchetti


Jealous of your Facebook friends? You’re not alone.

A new Experience survey reveals how much online envy is hurting our psyches — and fraying our real-life relationships

Stories in I Tried It

I Tried It: Ghost hunting

By Alison Stevenson

I Tried It: Sensory deprivation tank

By Allen Strickland Williams

Career Day

Translating the genetic code

Part interpreter, part mathematician, a genetic counselor guides people through good news and bad.

By Jenni Gritters

Stories in Ideas

Tech + Life

Is this the end of the eye chart?

When it comes to testing vision, sometimes the best method is still the most basic.

By Megan Johnson

First Person

How I realized I was ‘they’

Gender, pronouns, and the power of the right definition

By Jama Shelton


What would you do? Take an immigrant’s journey.

Here are eight immigrant stories, told through composite characters but based on real laws and historically documented scenarios. Follow their paths, and see how you would respond to the choices they faced.