What does it mean to be human? In this opinion piece, artist Ai Weiwei stresses the importance of asking ourselves this question. He believes it is crucial for people to examine and re-examine who they are in a rapidly changing world.
How does living in a big city, where there are relatively few opportunities to interact with the natural world, affect a person’s health? What’s it like to grow up in a place where city lights obscure the stars? This article explains why it’s important for urban dwellers to connect with nature.
You may not think of climate change as an issue of public health. However, the doctors featured in this article view it as part of their responsibility to help to address the threats to human life and health posed by climate change, such as the devastation caused by increasingly severe wildfires.
According to this article, the widespread use of smartphones and social media are two of the most significant developments of the past two decades. What are some of the other major ways the world has changed in the last 20 years?
Why have some survivors of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina been able to recover effectively, while others have had a harder time getting back on their feet? Click this link to learn more about research on this topic.
Click this link for some helpful tips about responding to change in your life, including a reminder that when things are shifting around you, it’s important to stay focused on who you are.
One negative effect of social media, at least for many people, is having the feeling that others are living better lives than they are. This article takes a deeper look at this phenomenon, known as the fear of missing out.
How is life changing for people in the Digital Age? Click here to read quotations by a number of experts in the technology industry to find out how they responded to this question.
Why do people with power often become corrupted by it? This article examines what is at the root of this unfortunate pattern in human behavior.
The author of this article describes his personal experience with racism and explains what he has learned from it.
In Los Angeles, an anthropologist is using equations to teach police about how street gangs operate.
The cultural differences between regions in the United States are as pronounced as the geographical ones. But how can we explain and describe the differences in attitudes, customs, and behaviors between states? This article describes one potential framework.
Macbeth is a play about the destructive effects of unchecked ambition. When is ambition a healthy motivating force, and when does it become an illness that drives people to harmful behavior?
Studies suggest that the majority of visitors to national parks and other public natural spaces in our country are white. This article examines that trend and looks at ways to encourage people of more diverse ethnic backgrounds to enjoy the great outdoors.
How have the United States and the world changed in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11?
How important to our well-being are our relationships with others? Read to learn about a 2017 study that suggests there are benefits to having close friendships as a teenager.
Need a reason to get outside? Here are 12 benefits of spending time in nature.
Is the concept of race really nothing more than an invention of the human mind? This article about twins with different skin colors suggests that it is.
Click this link to learn about a recent study that suggests connecting with others can make people happier.
Click this link to read about the findings of a study that surveyed teenagers about how they represent themselves on social media.