Samuel Culbert writes that companies should do away with regularly scheduled performance reviews because they are "fraudulent" and reinforce an employee's feelings of being dominated.
Many liberals want President Obama's coming Supreme Court nominee to be in the mold of Justice William J. Brennan Jr. But today's court may not be a place for a consensus builder.
Having analyzed the economics of fighting climate change, Paul Krugman concludes that the costs are manageable. "All we need now is the political will."
New research shows that children who are spanked are more likely to become aggressive, building on a previous study showing that spanked children scored lower on cognitive tests.
The practice of treating the Catholic Church as a sovereign nation gives it outsize political influence and is damaging to women's equality, gay rights and reproductive freedom, write Kal Raustiala and Lara Stemple.
Republicans have been giddy about their prospects in the midterm elections, but Democrats could be saved if the economy recovers over the summer, writes James Surowiecki.
After 50 years of searching for intelligent life in outer space, astronomers still haven't made contact with extraterrestrials. "Does that mean we are alone in the universe after all?"
The infamous English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge "was also a metacognitive theorist far ahead of his time," writes David Schneider.
Over time, stress can be very harmful to the brain, draining it of a certain protein involved with helping neurons in the hippocampus -- affecting memory, mood, and cognition.
Roland Martin makes the case that Confederate soldiers in the Civil War were domestic terrorists -- and shouldn't be honored any more than we honor Muslim extremists who try to kill Americans.
A beckoning light; a feeling of transcendence: these are two characteristics of a near-death experience that new research suggests may relate to amounts of certain chemicals in the blood.
Atheist social groups are sprouting up more than ever across college campuses emphasizing tolerance and proselytizing like their religious brethren.
In the absence of a strong federal response to record unemployment rates, local communities and cities like Cleveland, OH are the ones innovating to create jobs for their citizens.
Though many heads of state were on the plane crash that killed the President of Poland, the political machinery necessary to govern remains in place; an election must be held in 60 days.
Following some high-level diplomacy, Secretary of State Clinton says Cuba refuses to cooperate with the U.S. to preserve it as a scapegoat for Cuba's failures.