Ever seen someone and immediately thought that they look "shady"? Well, it could be based on cultural bias that depends on the density of the place you live.
It wasn't until after President Lincoln's death that we would discover one of his most important lessons, hidden in his desk drawer.
80% of adults are overly optimistic about life—where does that cognitive bias come from?
Is science destined to crack the code of consciousness—and how would we even go about it?
Get mad when you read the news these days? It's more than just what you're reading. When you perceives unfairness or inequality, says Molly Crockett, the brain receives it more-so as an attack on identity.
Should America stay out of other civil wars in other countries? This expert argues for rebel forces winning on their own terms.
Americans are inherently a little crazy. But now the crazy is being enabled by politicians in the White House and by the internet. How exactly did it get so bad?
Heaven is a place on earth, says a major American thinker. And a certain awesome '80s pop song.
Here's how the government improves your life without you knowing it.
Capitalism has hijacked our emotions and rewired us for instant gratification—but we can reclaim our lives by practicing deep hope.
To understand ourselves, our creativity and emotions, we must grapple with our pre-human existence.
Here's why you should always be looking for new income streams—even if you already have a full-time job.
Shaka spent nearly two decades in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, and spent 7 of those years in solitary confinement. But he says that it's life after prison that can be much more shocking.
Meditation is a lot more than just chilling out and reflecting. It can actually rewire your brain to become a better person.
Half the pain of paying taxes is having no control over where it goes. This Harvard professor has a great idea to give people more of a voice... and it involves just a very slight change in something as boring as a...
Who will live on the this brand-new floating nation in the South Pacific—and how?
Here's what Israel Guillen learned about life by studying 8 hours a day during his 22-year prison sentence.
Have you heard the one about the U.S. Open and Yom Kippur? You're about to.
From the depth of the AIDS crisis, a new community discovered itself and defeated victimhood.
Don't settle for comfortable and familiar thoughts, reach for what you don't know, says Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt.