What our experiment in the desert taught us about social networks and human cooperation.
Sand is so tiny and ubiquitous that it's easy to take for granted. But in his book "The World in a Grain," author Vince Beiser traces the history of sand, exploring how it fundamentally shaped the world as we know it.
Maurice Smith's graduation from Goucher College illustrates the potential of a bipartisan effort to overhaul the criminal justice system.
Family members have started seeing real gains in a fight most were reluctant to wage.
Can you figure out who is the dominatrix and who is the software delivery manager based on their day-off aesthetics?
Whether it's our country or our football team, people need somewhere to belong.
Money offers security and security is a foundational piece of happiness.
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The surreal online life of James White, a young Chinese man with one of the most disarmingly sincere presences on the internet.
Is this a cure for the loneliness epidemic?
Though data is scarce, the anecdotal evidence that progressive workplaces are finally shedding outdated binary pronoun norms — in the same way several colleges already have — is fast accumulating.
The past few years have seen more successful, lasting romantic relationships form across "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise." Where did they go right?
To help navigate the thorny marriage of Venmo's financial and social functionalities, the company commissioned a survey for some insight into what its users believe is good etiquette.
I was only 8 when I began working as an undercover security guard at estate sales. Among the dusty trinkets and used shampoo bottles, I learned a lot about human nature.
New evidence suggests that the ancient hominids held raptors in high esteem — and might have even passed that practice to us.
American parents vacillate between dictatorial and subservient when making decisions with their kids. A more combative approach actually alleviates stress.
Mark Beeman and his colleagues found that people are more likely to maintain broader attention and solve problems when they're in a positive mood.
Plenty of people around the world, it turns out, are willing to return a stranger's lost wallet — especially if it's filled with cash, according to a counterintuitive study.
Ever wonder why you tear up at in-flight entertainment or crave tomato juice in the air? Experts have opinions about the reasons.
It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of modern society, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism.
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