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.
Science reporter Cathleen O’Grady explains the gender-equality paradox and and why drawing any conclusions from the research on it is tricky.
Read about the death-defying spectacles performed by thrill seekers in and around the popular national park throughout history.
Author Michael Finkel explains what drew him to the man he wrote about in his book The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit.
More than two years after a peace accord was signed in Colombia, the country continues to dispute its provisions.
Juliane Koepcke recounts surviving a plane crash and eleven days alone in the Peruvian jungle decades earlier.
A 2018 law requires that companies in Australia disclose how they prevent modern-day slavery, but some citizens question its effectiveness.
Princess Mako of Japan and her fiance endure pressure from her royal family, but defy expectations.
Girl Scouts earning cybersecurity badges are not only preparing to combat modern threats, they may help decrease the inequality in STEM fields.
Weaving in examples throughout history, columnist Nathan Heller argues that even when marches and protests are ineffective, they are still important.
In the 1870s, the creation of deparatment stores gave women a socially acceptably way to leave the home, both as shoppers and as part of the workforce.