Because the tone of a conversation affects how we react, and because physical cues help set tone, emoticons are much more than cute or trite.
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Food writer Michael Pollan explains how the history of barbecue in America is one that includes all kinds of people working together in an integrated effort to produce the best possible meal.
The Twitter discussion about Ferguson is as polarized and entrenched as the online discussion of Israel and Palestine, according to statistician Emma Pierson.
During World War One, propaganda on both sides fueled the fear that defeat would mean being wiped off the map. Literally, as this German propaganda postcard shows.
Raising the minimum wage is presented as a solution to wealth inequality but in states that have raised the minimum wage, reality is complex.
Airlines have a contradictory purpose: they want to fill as many seats as possible to make the operating costs of each flight as low as possible, but they also depend on ticket sales to make profit.
"The only way I can pay back for what fate and society have handed me is to try, in minor totally useless ways, to make an angry sound against injustice."
Food is at the center of many American holidays. And changes to the climate pattern will affect where and how food is grown.
Serious, long-term stress can have dire consequences for your brain. That's because the immune system and the brain are intimately related.
While presenting one of the awards at the second edition of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Kate Beckinsale joked: “At Hollywood awards shows, when we sit back at the table, we always say, ‘Well, it’s not like we’re curing cancer.’ So, it’s reassuring to be in a room of people who can sit ...
Having job authority—the ability to hire, fire, and determine salaries—relieves men of symptoms of depression while worsening those symptoms in women.
"It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied, better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied," said John Stuart Mill.