Always look on the bright side of death.
Being a jerk gets you rich, promoted, and laid (if you're a man). But there is a downside.
Some classic books, like Mark Twain’s "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," remain controversial to this day.
Albert Camus was a Franco-Algerian philosopher with some great insights on the meaning of life, why you should look to this life and not the next, and why suicide is a poor choice.
How can you fit a camel through a needle?
So far, two papers have been retracted, and a third is under investigation. Accusations of plagiarism appear convincing.
Social media has made yelling past each other all the easier.
Virtually anyone can now create convincing deepfakes. That doesn't mean you should.
Are anti-workers the lazy children of privilege or the brave vanguard of a utopic upheaval?
About 1 in 5 adults now say they have no religious affiliation, up from 1 in 50 in 1960.
Everyone loves a good underdog story, but the lessons we derive from them depend on how they’re told.
Science will lead us to a universal morality and a cosmic religion.
Fear of being scammed can lead us to make decisions that go against our values and goals — both as individuals and as a society.
Some effective altruists “earn to give” — they make as much money as they can and then donate most of it to charities.
“We suffer more often in the imagination than in reality.”
Adopting a healthy scepticism towards inherited ideas means “emptying the container of the Self.”
Evil is easy to identify and fight against; not so with stupidity.
Close to 70% of drugs advertised on TV offer little to no benefit over other cheaper drugs.
In many city-states, it was perfectly acceptable for older men to have sexual relationships with young boys.
The new documentary “Make People Better” leans toward a different narrative about gene-editing than we've heard before.
The cost of seeing yourself as a thief is pretty steep, the results of a 2019 study suggest.
The Athenian rich paid their taxes because they craved the social success of being perceived as "useful."
To the Greek philosopher, all of our actions ultimately aim at our own pleasure.
They could also "turn off" their fear.
These five great books should prompt us to work on what needs fixing the most in the world: ourselves.
We are still new at this.
"Lethal autonomous weapon" sounds friendlier than "killer robot."
If aliens are driven mostly by biological imperatives, humanity could be in big trouble if we ever meet technologically advanced beings.
“My dad asked me if I had been to tutoring and I lied… Then he showed me the tablet."
Psychologists are finding that moral code violations can leave an enduring mark — and may require new types of therapy.