David H. Freedman on the perfected self, Mark Bowden on being in the dumb kids' class, James Parker on Glenn Beck, Isaac Chotiner on P. G. Wodehouse, and more
Once denounced by critics as a fascist idea, "behavior modification" is making a comeback, powered by smartphone apps that aim to transform us into better versions of ourselves.
How a former U.S. enemy became a crucial ally in the effort to counter China's growing power
Fierce, cocky, and built for stardom, Marlen Esparza prepares to fight for the gold at this summer’s Olympic debut of women’s boxing.
“The exam went off without a hitch, and from there, stopping just didn’t make sense. Before each Calc test, we convened at Jill’s house to work out the answers.”
In which two guys who agree on just about everything face off in one of the most expensive House races of 2012
When it comes to preventing deceit in the housing industry, the best employees are the most paranoid ones.
Out of a brutal military crackdown comes a taste for gallows humor.
How the liquor’s marketing success among both rappers and codgers has blinded consumers to its subtler pleasures
Along the Bay of Bengal’s wild tidal basin, the scorpions and crocs can seem relatively harmless.
New “social discovery” apps try to engineer chance encounters. Could they spoil true serendipity?
What to do if you’re a marriage counselor named John Edwards, and other advice