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Our Brains Are Taking Us Back to High School

OMG, we’re all teenagers now

Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

How’s your quarantine going? Have you noticed, in moments of solitude, a very particular brand of boredom? A dreamy, vaguely angry state marked by unexpected curiosity? Have you started writing in a journal again? Picked up the guitar? Busted out your old JNCOs and built a skate ramp in the driveway?

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Jacqueline Detwiler

Jacqueline Detwiler

Jacqui is the former articles editor at Popular Mechanics. Her work has appeared in Wired, Esquire, Men’s Health, and Best American Science and Nature Writing.