A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.
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Researchers figure out why we feel like time is speeding up as we grow older.
In 1922, Albert Einstein explained how to live a happy life to a bellboy in Tokyo.
An Irish Catholic priest thinks we should stop using the word "Christmas" and replace it with another word.
An MIT study finds that even toddlers can learn the value of hard work and perseverance.
Researchers find that different types of meditation alter the brain differently.
Renowned linguist and public intellectual MIT Professor Noam Chomsky offers his take on the Trump administration and its troubles with Russia.
A paper argues that the younger generation is no better at technology and multitasking than older people.
Creators of the mega-hit tv show "Game of Thrones" face growing controversy over their next show.
Many people were upset when NPR tweeted out the Declaration of Independence.
An interactive periodic table with pictures makes it easy to see how each element is used.
New studies look at possible age limits to the human lifespan.
There are three types of intelligence that are necessary for success in life, says the noted psychologist Robert Sternberg.
Studying philosophy has had a major impact on the power players of Silicon Valley.
Studies reveal the impact of strategic thinking on studying and other areas of life.
Philosophers David Chalmers and Daniel Dennett argue over “philosophical zombies,” created to question the nature of human consciousness.
The thoughts on ruthless leadership by Italian politician and writer Niccolò Machiavelli resonate today.
Researchers study the "paradox of happiness" to find out how get into "flow activities" that would make us happiest.
A study analyzes the relationship between how fast people speak and how much information they actually relate.