Theory & political commentary
Neither happiness nor success “can be pursued,” says Viktor Frankl. These states of being must “ensue...as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.”
The cognitive equivalent of snacking on Twinkies dipped in whey protein to prepare for a triathalon.
There is a new SAT exam in town, and it’s a major revision. This five-question quiz will test the limits of your vocabulary.
A more nuanced picture of Justice Antonin Scalia’s 30-year stint on the nation’s highest court tells a tale that complicates the conservative-mouthpiece narrative.
People who prevail in competitions have an unfortunate tendency to swindle others to keep up their winning streaks. Even a small win against an unfamiliar foe in a game with very low stakes seems to light a fire...
New research shows that the most effective leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Jeff Bezos, are always questioning their own convictions.
If you’re a white, middle-class woman who scans the headlines all day, you’re more likely than not to be among the angriest of Americans.
Despite all those weeks sunning themselves and enjoying breaks from work, the French are among the most productive workers in the world. Americans could be, too.
A concern with quiet students' well-being should not push us back to outdated educational models.
Scalia was sitting right next to Clarence Thomas, the sole African-American justice, when he made these startling comments.
As it turns out, assessing long-term risk/reward ratio isn't our strong suit.
Three passages that will pay dividends when parsed carefully by a patient reader.
Reading is dangerous, but there's no harm in preparing students for the challenge.
Should you check yourself before you bedeck yourself?
Breast-augmentation ads? Sure. But period panties?
I can see it in your eyes. I can see it in your smile.
Test your legal acumen. Pencils ready!
Envy hurts, and it can devolve into nastiness and even violence, but envy can also encourage us to aspire to our better or our best selves at work, school or at home.
The first step is recognition.
In Inside Out, this summer’s fantastic Pixar film about the fraught emotional landscape of childhood, a girl named Riley gets hauled away from her idyllic life in Minnesota to a very-foreign-seeming San...