Author Steve Tobak argues that following one’s unique curiosity and interests is the key to fulfillment and that trying to define or seek succcess is irrelevant.
Read how having technology that makes cars safer sometimes makes drivers less attentive to the road.
Inspired by ecologist and author Anne LaBastille, writer Megan Mayhew Bergman takes a solo trip to the Adirondacks in New York. In this essay, she describes how she overcame fears and proved something to herself.
In Chicago, a program brings Israeli and Palestinian teenagers to the United States to hear each other’s stories. Read the article for more about its goals.
Hong Kong is a region that operates independently from mainland China. In recent weeks, its citiizens have been protesting a bill that would allow extradition from the region to China. As response from police has become more severe, so have protestors’ demands.
Throughout history, women have asserted their right to wear pants for many practical reasons. This article shares some of their stories.
Psychologist Thomas Suddendorf argues the importance of identifying the similarities and differences between humans and other animals.
Researchers at Penn State have found that most participants in a study identified robots as male when they were presented with no gender cues, but simple alterations on the robots’ screens could strengthen anthropomorphic personalities that humans tend to give computers.
This article outlines 13 things psychologists say indicate the future success of children.
In 1894, Percival Lowell looked through his telescope and believed he saw canals on Mars. He thought they were proof of intelligent life on that planet. But were they really canals? Read about what Lowell actually saw and the effect of his theory on people’s imaginations.
Psychologist Carl Pickhardt explains why it’s hard for teenagers to make decisions and offers some advice.
The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 because thousands of ordinary people bravely protested for equal rights. This report tells the story of one woman who took a stand in her hometown.
This video explains the relationship between the risk/reward sections of the brain, how dopamine factors into people wanting to take outrageous risks, and the benefits of taking risks every day.
With the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Tiananmen Square protest and massacre approaching, photojournalist Liu Heung Shing reflects on his experiences documenting the events as they unfolded.
How were you raised? Does it affect who you are now? Watch this short video to see how culture affects gender roles.
This article lists eight advantages, including benefits for your health and mental well-being, of spending time in nature.
This article details the life of people in Albania impacted by generations-long “blood feuds.”
This article provides examples of past, present, and future technology inspired by nature.
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, found that access to smartphones distracts people from negative situations and also serves as social support.
Professional cimber Emily Harrington talks about the trip that taught her that it is okay to fail.