People who know and trust their neighbors are less likely to have heart attacks. New research builds on the understated health benefits of a sense of belonging and community.
Can anything stay popular forever?
J. Cole's tribute to Michael Brown implores, "All we wanna do is be free."
People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions. New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets.
The comedian existed in the id where most people dream of living but are too afraid.
Is there a gun in your home? If so, is it secure? A Florida law now prevents physicians from discussing firearm safety with patients.
Thicker, stronger, and more resilient. Once a week is all it takes, new research says.
The amount of time we spend on email—and the stress it generates—are unsustainable. Enter the "cool" button.
For many years of practice, physicians earn barely more than minimum wage.
Two U.S. doctors with Ebola have improved after receiving an experimental antibody.
They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—not to mention their psychological effects. New research says the closer you can live to trees, the better off you are.
Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.
The HPV vaccine could prevent thousands of people every year from getting cancer. But a new CDC report says most children still do not receive it.
People taking dopamine for Parkinson's disease sometimes begin to generate a lot of artwork. New research differentiates their expressiveness from obsessive or impulsive tendencies.
Similarity and companionship are the currency of attraction, for better or worse.
James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.
The biggest reason to eat chicken instead of beef has nothing to do with saturated fat.
If transparent competition can drive the reinvention of U.S. healthcare, some creative thinkers stand to become unabashedly wealthy—and improve the quality of care in the process.
When one writer suggested that guns can be regulated without anyone's rights being infringed, he lost his job. Dick Metcalf told his story this morning to a skeptical crowd.
Creativity is contingent on willingness to be judged. At some point, many people lose that.