So many of us have been raised to see strangers as dangerous and scary. What would happen if we instead saw them as potential sources of comfort and belonging?
The American Guides were unusual not only for their shaggy opulence and Americana maximalism, but also for their source of funding: the federal government.
There is no good evidence that facial expressions reveal a person’s feelings. But big tech companies want you to believe otherwise.
Focus on prioritization and process, not the assignment itself.
The theoretical physicist Andrei Linde may have the world’s most expansive conception of what infinity looks like.
We’ve coupled love to marriage and marriage to gems, and all three thrive on the assumption of rarity. What would it mean for love to be common?
Major inventions cause major upheaval. Why don’t we take precautions?
One of the world’s best players taught me his unique psychological style of play—and it worked.
The rules of the game drive the nature of competition.
Female writers, directors, and producers were pioneers of the silent-film era—but were pushed out of the industry as its influence grew.
My case for equal-opportunity cosmetic enhancements
A century and a half ago, a pioneering woman redefined the role of the political spouse.
The average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman, and the demands of caregiving seem likely to increase.
Before Americans could have gift-giving on a massive scale, they needed a way to move all those goods around.
The 1952 film exemplifies the key elements of a beloved Hollywood genre.
When every policy choice was terrible, finding the least bad one became the only way forward.
Microchip manufacturers contaminated the groundwater in the 1980s. Almost 40 years later, the cleanup still isn’t complete.
College is not just job prep, and the job market changes constantly.
Under U.S. law, it’s nearly impossible to get permission to decapitate and de-flesh a relative’s remains.
My love and respect for the craft of writing fuel my commitment to teaching it. But it was a long time before I could envision academia including someone like me.