Journalist Louis Theroux visits the owners of exotic pets to discover their appeal.
Author Brigid Shulte examines why work flexibile work hours don’t always affect gender equaity and describes four other things that can help.
This article notes some of the key players in the passing of the Civil Rights Act. Roll over the hotspots in the image to find out more about each person.
Professor and author Jeanne C. Reesman extols the writing of Jack London.
The Mastheads, a residency program for writers, built five small studios inspired by famous local authors, such as Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne, for its recipients to work in.
Click this link to learn more about Sherman Alexie, author of “The Powwow at the End of the World,” who believes many Native American stories and voices need to be heard.
Why might singing be important for laboring slaves? Click this link to learn more about the important roles folksongs called spirituals played in the lives of slaves.
A film historian at Baylor University believes horror movies are so compelling because they reflect the difficult and disturbing aspects of our society and ourselves.
Volunteering in your community is a great way to prepare for your first job. Click to read a list of 20 valuable skills you can learn from volunteering.
Explore the plot and significance of a popular Greek myth.
What does a reimagined grocery store look like? Amazon, a name not associated with grocery stores up to now, opened “Amazon Go” in Seattle in January!
Would you like this new 21st century shopping experience?
What is a mental map? Well, it’s a process both humans and animals use daily to find their way around. But, a mental map is more than spatial awareness. This article touches on the bigger effect of mental maps and how they can be influenced.
Check out this link to see why one blogger thinks it’s important for teenagers to have jobs.
Researchers at Penn State University are studying how young people who are going through puberty perceive the faces of others they encounter, and how these perceptions are related to social behaviors and relationships.
Two recent studies conducted by the Pew Research Center indicate that fewer Americans are identifying as Hispanic or Latino than in the past. This article examines the reasons for this trend.
Columnist Noah Smith outlines the findings of a study that shows human influence matters more than genetics when measuring intelligence and success. He argues that Americans should take note.
Read about the contributions of foreign-language and ethnic media in the United States.
Writer Maisie Skidmore discusses the power of photography to record protest movements.
Though scientists are unable to tell when and how the brains of men and women start to differ, recent studies show differences do exist. Accounting for these differences could help the effectiveness of medication.
A teacher inspired by research that showed the benefits of nature for childhood development, started a curriculum that introduces kids to the outdoors.