In 1922, Albert Einstein explained how to live a happy life to a bellboy in Tokyo.
While we often criticize the humanities for not providing an education that leads directly to employment, one philosopher argues they have an even more important role to play in our societies.
A new study investigates if pot smokers outperformed nonsmokers in creativity.
When was the last time you were well and truly bored? If you can't remember, you're not alone. Manoush Zomorodi on what our brains really need, and what they're getting.
Recent research in psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, which all affect our serotonin receptors, suggest these substances can help make us content.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
If we’re going to treat psychological suffering as effectively as we treat pneumonia and broken bones, we’d better think outside the box.
The study may help us develop a new biomarker for obesity and even type 2 diabetes.
Twenty-eight seasons ago, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was introduced as the owner of Kwik E-Mart in The Simpsons. He quickly became one of the show’s main punching bags.
An Irish Catholic priest thinks we should stop using the word "Christmas" and replace it with another word.
An Ivy League education without the Ivy League price tag.
Student loan debt doesn’t make you undateable. How you handle it might.
It's not only a lack of sleep that's hurting us. A lack of dreaming might point to health problems.
Duke University researchers found that stimulating brain regions dealing with abstract reasoning and cognitive flexibility alleviate anxiety and depression.
India is a vast land, rich in history, beauty, and great ideas. Here, we want to introduce you to ten great minds in Indian thought. These ten thinkers span thousands of years, include several religions, and more...
An MIT study finds that even toddlers can learn the value of hard work and perseverance.
Since at least the dawn of our species, we've been making and remaking god(s) in our own image. The strange transformations of religion—and faith, the strange impulse that animates it.
Which is worse? Alcohol or marijuana?
Social observers are particularly attuned to braggadocio. What do you think of a person who claims to be a better driver, performer or lover than average? Is this person better described as confident or cocky;...