Magical thinking has always run deep in America, but in the last 30 years things have begun to escalate. "Nutty fringe ideas" are making their way into the mainstream.
If you believe there is intelligent extraterrestrial life out there, have you ever stopped to wonder why?
History is littered with thousands of things that tried to appeal to everyone and yet failed miserably. If you want true success, try to appeal to a core group.
"There’s actually a science to why stories matter. So when we hear a good story as human beings our brain lights up. It illuminates the city of our minds...It makes us care. It builds relationships."
What's changed since Anita Hill took on Clarence Thomas in 1991? The power of the accuser.
The agricultural revolution was one of the best things to happen to the human species, right? Wrong.
Middle America is tired of those latte-sipping liberals and their "elite media" hanging out in New York City, but Ariel Levy makes the case that Americans aren't as different from one another as they'd like to think.
Twenty years ago, it would have been a difficult proposition to ask the University of Mississippi to take down all the confederate flags on campus. But an angry chancellor, a powerful football coach, and a former...
Nobody foresaw that a science-fiction story about a moisture farmer's adventure with a rag-tag group of interstellar ne'er-do-wells would break box-office records for 40 years and redefine American storytelling....
Stereotyping isn't about "bad people doing bad things." It's about our subconscious biases, and how they sneak into organizational structures.
The amount of political disagreement in the nation is matched only by righteous indignation. But in order to disagree without disrespecting each other, we need to look hard at our own positions.
Why might America's respect for its military be a mile wide but less than an inch thick? Less than one half of one percent of its population serves, making civilians more cavalier about deployment.
Two-thirds of the achievement gap for American children is due to the "summer learning loss". Here's how we fix that.
Religion influences politics more now than it did 50 years ago. Are we going forward or backward?
In an age of bountiful data, there's dark potential for how corporations and judicial systems could use private details to discriminate against innocent people.
Living in the moment is an exception, not the rule. So why do we invest so much energy into a future we can't predict, control, or anticipate? It turns out our happiness may depend on it.
After fleeing the LRA in her native Uganda, Igoye came the University of Minnesota. There she began finding resources to combat the scourge of human trafficking.