A former economic adviser to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama argues that the field should be focused on maximizing people’s happiness and fulfillment.
History has made the term vague and unproductive. Should it be retired?
The so-called alt-right is characterized not only by its ideology, but also by the cruelty of its tactics. Trump and his allies embrace those tactics.
Paying for college is becoming more difficult. So is justifying the full-freight cost of some private institutions.
What if powerful foundations pushed for radical, large-scale change?
A cancer patient wants the world to understand that bad things can happen to good people.
The college-completion gap between rural and urban residents is widening.
The U.S. has a long history of misunderstanding mental-health struggles.
Can changing officers’ default protocols help change minds?
All the good PR in the world won’t raise wages or improve benefits for a company’s employees.
Building design isn’t just about visual appeal.
Years of conflicting studies about certain foods and diets tell us a lot about both our bodies and ourselves.
As the 2020 presidential-election season gets under way, many journalists are reflecting on how not to make the same mistakes from the last cycle.
Will building delight into cities make them more cloying or more fun?
The world’s most accomplished memorizers insist their powers aren’t an innate gift, but rather a skill that anyone can hone.
Farah Pandith wants the U.S. government and corporations to do more to combat radical extremists as they recruit Millennials.
To wean drivers off gas vehicles, automakers need to help them develop a whole new understanding of what it means to own a motorcar.
Children’s-rights advocates have been working to fix statute-of-limitation laws that stop victims from coming forward later in life.
“We’re not focused on branding and marketing. We’re focused on safety.”
Chris Christie’s debate tips
“I am not interested in building the capacity of people who are in office that want to take away my health care.”
Adolescents’ newly complex feelings are something they often struggle to make sense of.
Feelings aren’t as senseless as Americans have been led to believe.
Alex Honnold’s historic climb is too extraordinary to become a story of motivational-poster determination.
Ditching likes for facial scans could be the way to a kinder, if creepier, online world.
Masha Gessen suggests there was a connection between Asperger’s and social activism in the Soviet era.
He declared his intention to vote Trump in 2020—even though he thinks Trump surrounded himself with awful people.
Researchers are eager to leave behind the brutal side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Americans waste time and money filling out paperwork and repeating tests in the doctor’s office. A small Baltic nation has found a better way.
The average hospitalized patient endures 350 alarms each day.
Tech’s discriminatory culture might never change, no matter how many women and people of color are invited into the room.
The psychology professor Laurie Santos delivers the “shortest possible crash-course version” of the university’s most popular course ever.
A fecal-transplant patient has unexpectedly died just as the FDA is deciding the future of the unconventional procedure.
A quarter of women in the U.S. report feeling scared during sex.
To protect a population’s health, governments might have to think beyond access to care.
Can doctors teach people how to parent?
An expert on the National Health Service says the reason America doesn’t have universal coverage might be a difference in mind-set.
Humanity has added three decades to people’s life spans in the past 150 years. Science is only beginning to catch up.
Tarana Burke, the movement’s founder, wants it to return to its original—and specific—purpose: to serve as a counter to sexual violence.
Whether or not Ye was forward-thinking, the musicians behind the Yeethoven project want to bring two very different genres together.