“Five months. Four caskets. Three funerals.”
“There’s a growing crisis in our social lives. Could the cure be this simple?”
“But there’s nothing wrong with a nudge toward examining the difference between what makes us happy and what is merely habitual.”
“Is Florida Man a hero, a villain or a victim? And is it still okay to laugh along?” (No, it’s not.)
How did a former television star and a self-help guru convince women to join an organization named Nxivm that’s now being accused of running a “sex-slave cult”? It turns out that “humans are highly programmable.”
Where was breastfeeding first depicted on TV? If you guessed Buffy Saint-Marie on Sesame Street, you’d be right.
Should we try to correct disabilities to help the disabled, or make their existence easier for the abled?
W.H. Auden named it 70 years ago, and our latest age of anxiety is one of Xanax, fidget spinners, and constant swiping.
At Vox, Dylan Matthews posits that Julia could have a real influence on how society embraces those with autism.
At the Atlantic, two researchers discuss their study of how humans might respond after a nuclear attack on Manhattan.