Obsessing over our children's happiness may doom them to miserable adulthoods.
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An insider’s six-step plan to fix Congress
How a German scientist is using test data to revolutionize education
As advances in brain science erode traditional notions of blame and free will, a leading neuroscientist is charting a new way forward for law and order.
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In Misurata, fighters turn to Pink Floyd in their war against Qaddafi.
A political superstar’s precipitous fall
Lavasa is an orderly, high-tech community with everything—except people.
Taking a closer look at the legendary Mathew Brady
In Las Vegas, famous restaurateurs are finally making meals to match the hype.
Kayaking Florida's saltwater trail—with crocodiles, sharks, and other predators
Streetlights are about to change the color of night—for the better.
How Netflix became America’s biggest video service—much to the astonishment of media executives and investors
The godless charm of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Beverly Cleary’s body of work shows why topicality derails great literature.
A new biography of the icon shows that saints should be judged guilty until proved innocent.
Questioning the moral heroism of India's most revered figure
Responses and reverberations
How to get into Harvard, and other advice