Sam Weinman

Articles by Sam Weinman

The Only Thing Worse Than Losing? Winning

A couple of years ago, Joseph P. Allen, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia, published a study in which he had tracked a selection of so-called “cool kids” for a decade following middle school. By cool kids, Allen was talking about the ones who seemed to float above the fray, who other kids gravitated toward, and who had the earliest sexual escapades to detail to their friends.…