I am a contributing editor at Scientific American and write the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today (you can find those posts here). My work has also appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Vogue and many other publications. Earlier in my career, I was on staff at Newsweek, and People, among other places and I’ve included a few of my old favorites from those days.

How to end a friendship: Should you address it directly, or simply unsubscribe?

Ghosting/Unsubscribing, concept (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images) I’ve spent years reporting on the emerging science of friendship. Here’s what I’ve learned about ending one Rachel Jones has unsubscribed. I stared at the computer screen—looking at the list of people who had opted out from my author newsletter. I get it. People…

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