A day after forecasters unanimously predicted a snowstorm of epic proportions for New York City, and the mayor ordered eight million people to stay off the roads, the predictions failed to materialize. The city received inches of snow rather than the feet predicted. A good thing, to be sure, but how did such dire predictions miss the mark?
Far from dodging the issue of the environment, the mayor of Beijing, Wang Anshun, recently called his own city "unlivable" due to air pollution caused by industry, driving, and a population boom.
Researchers have found that singles who spend their free time helping friends and neighbors are more likely to be in a relationship a year later. And who says nice guys finish last?
I love dogs. Again: Isle of Dogs. A place so abject that it disguises its name as a declaration of affection to man's best friend. Not to mention that its canine connection is tenuous at best, and that it wasn't...
Kip Tindell, featured today on the Big Think homepage, is CEO of the Container Store. He's also an evangelist for integrity-based sales and brand-building through sales rather than marketing.
Breakfast wasn't always a mainstream mealtime. In the Middle Ages, it was thought as unhealthy to eat another meal before the previous one was fully digested. So what brought about breakfast? Coffee and stable...
How does someone's facial features influence how we view their decisions? The truth is if we think someone has a trustworthy face, we're less likely to contradict their decisions.
Inspired by the real-life story behind the recent film Unbroken, the John Templeton Foundation has released a video teaching the importance of forgiveness.
America's most meritocratic institutions—schools, universities, and the workplace—are becoming places where inheritance thrives rather than individuals with talent.
"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."