This may come as a shock to some Americans, but the Thanksgiving we celebrate on the 4th Thursday of November isn't the only holiday of its kind in the world.
There is a tiny, miniscule, itsy-bitsy minority of American families of which every member of the group enjoys a contentious debate at the Thanksgiving table. Chances are that your family isn't one of them, so instead of being a loudmouth try to talk about more neutral subjects.
Thinking about eating less could help us be healthier, create a more sustainable environment, and reduce animal cruelty. Smaller portions can go a long way.
Wearables are underutilized. These fitness devices have the means to prevent illness before it starts by notifying doctors when a patient isn't practicing a healthy regimen.
The freedom associated with monetary gain is offset by other demands that the educated bear disproportionately: demanding professional lives, long work hours, and family matters.
People with extremely sunny attitudes find it difficult to empathize with people who are recounting a negative experience, according to a study recently published at PLOS ONE.
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.
The Twitter discussion about Ferguson is as polarized and entrenched as the online discussion of Israel and Palestine, according to statistician Emma Pierson.
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.
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.
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.
While companies tend to wait until week's end to announce bad news, doing so opens them up to scrutiny.