Research has shown a surprising conclusion about body language: Practicing more confident, open posture for just a couple of minutes changes the levels of two key hormones, leading to a genuine feeling of increased confidence.
Folktales show us a lot about who we once were and still are. Check out these descriptions of nine classic characters from American folklore: Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Sally Ann Thunder, Johnny Appleseed, Mike Fink, Pecos Bill, Geronimo, and Old Stormalong. Why were they so famous? Why are they still famous today?
An eighth grader shares his experience with how the 2020 pandemic has affected his daily life and his career aspirations.
The U.S. Treasury recently decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Click on this link to read a discussion by several writers and editors from The Atlantic about the significance of this change to American currency.
Check out this link to learn what advice some of the most famous and successful people in the world have for teenagers.
As Romeo and Juliet could tell you, it’s less difficult to fall in love than to sustain it. A columnist who participated in a famous experiment about falling in love shares her experience.
In this essay, writer George Monbiot explores the current state of humanity—and finds that it centers not on our devotion to technology, but instead on our loss of bonds with others.
George Washington retired shortly after the American Revolution and re-emerged on the political scene several years later. In this essay, historian Edward Larson emphasizes the significance of these actions and makes a connection to modern global revolutions.
Archaeologists are looking for the wreckage of a fleet of French ships that was lost near present-day Florida in 1565. Why are scientists so interested in this shipwreck from long ago? The loss of the ships brought an end to French colonization in the Americas.
Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Pat Tillman decided to leave his job as a football player for the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army. He walked away from fame and a $3.6 million contract to defend his country.
Studies have shown how materialism, loneliness, and even smell affect how consumers spend money. As you read this article, think about your own decision-making when it comes to shopping.
Did you know that most Americans sleep with some sort of electronic device in their rooms at night? Do you? Find out how this habit might be affecting your sleep.
University of Chicago researchers have found that lonely people have less activity in the ventral striatum part of the brain, which is part of its reward center and is associated with learning.
A university graduate talks about the confidence and independence she gained through volunteering in Sri Lanka.
Food joins people together within and across cultures. American food is slowly becoming more localized over time like French, Mexican, Chinese and Italian cuisine which is made from the produce of the region and with ingredients to hand at a particular season.
Read this research regarding how friendship chemistry may help to explain the concepts behind “frenemies.”
Have you heard of the “Latinx” term popping up everywhere? Learn more about its origins and whether the new term really connects Latin American peoples.
Read this article concerning Hong Kong’s protest for freedom.
Trypophobia describes the fear of clusters of holes. While it’s not officially recognized, many are convinced they have it.
The United States lags behind the progress made elsewhere on the globe when it comes to equality in leadership. Read about fourteen recent female heads of state and their thriving nations.