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A study suggests dentists are over-prescribing the drugs.
Making one small change to the way you practice can make a huge difference in how quickly you gain new skills.
How a dirt-court meetup in Central Park grew to become a vital lifeline during the AIDS crisis and a surrogate family for LGBTQ people to this day.
One roadie’s guide to surviving nomadic life in the hardest-partying business on earth.
There’s no such thing as an effortless crop, but plenty that are pretty foolproof – even if you have just a windowsill or room for a few pots.
The high cost of childcare in America is driving women out of the workforce and contributing to childhood poverty. Can America catch up to the developed world?
An interview with David Epstein.
“Every classmate who became a teacher or doctor seemed happy,” and 29 other lessons from seeing my Harvard class of 1988 all grown up.
Size has something to do with it, but it is more about why the land is being preserved.
America is finally embracing an ingredient that much of the world has relied on for millennia.
“Who is good if he knows not who he is? and who knows what he is, if he forgets that things which have been made are perishable, and that it is not possible for one human being to be with another always?”
When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent.
Some day, astrobiologists will need to answer that question – if they’re lucky.
While new theories and experiments emerge all the time, nothing new seems to be coming from them.
Spurred perhaps by social media, more people are classified as perfectionists. What are the costs and how can you break the paralysis that’s killing your productivity?
Did technology disrupt the drug game, too?
Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use iPads, and maybe you shouldn't either.
If you decide to drive in downtown Oslo, be forewarned: You won’t be able to park on the street.
In a sweeping study of 2 million pieces of financial data and 100,000 design actions over five years, McKinsey found design-led companies had 32% more revenue and 56% higher total returns to shareholders compared with other companies.
The English banned the kilt hoping to do away with a symbol of rebellion. Instead they created a symbol of Scottish identity.
From the thermometer’s invention onward, physicians have feared—incorrectly—that new technology would make their jobs obsolete.
What do we mean when we say that the “soul of the city” is under threat? Often, it’s really about politics, nostalgia, and the fear of community change.
In a fascinating look at language, a Professor George Lakoff lays out how political parties can sway supporters with tiny tweaks in word choice.
Stop trying to balance work and life, and don’t give things up. There are other ways to be successful.
One simple decision—and one simple word—will never let you down.
In the tiny Bavarian town of Dachsbach, Arnd Erbel bakes pretzels and pretzel breads the old-fashioned way.
A year after Hurricane Harvey brought Houston to its knees, the city is still wrestling with how to prepare for the next disaster. There’s no shortage of good ideas, but in Houston, that’s never been the problem.
There are way we express our love for one another beyond words, but all are a language of sorts.
The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.
The author frequently satirized those with bad literary habits—and, in her novels, gave audiences a model for how to read well.
Make sure you gather financial documents that you’ll need if you must evacuate in the event of a natural disaster or your home is damaged.
Visiting the remains of the doomed ship causes it damage—but so will just leaving it there.
Thinking is a tool that can be overused. But by recognizing this, you can start focusing on what is really worth your thoughts.
The common yet vague advice is often misguided.
It is a new language but you shouldn’t feel discouraged, coding is more accessible than you might think.
“If you are now wondering where to look for consolation, where to seek a new and better God… he does not come to us from books, he lives within us…”
It all comes down to the way we used to study drinking.
“All you have is what you are, and what you give.”
Big-box retailers nationwide are slashing their property taxes through a legal loophole known as "dark store theory." For the towns that rely on that revenue, this could be a disaster.
Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why.
American landlords derive more profit from renters in low-income neighborhoods, researchers Matthew Desmond and Nathan Wilmers find.
U.S. mayors are split on whether business incentives are good politics, but most believe—despite evidence to the contrary—that they’re good policy.
The widespread failure of American mass transit is usually blamed on cheap gas and suburban sprawl. But the full story of why other countries succeed is more complicated.
“The longest-lived and those who will die soonest lose the same thing. The present is all that they can give up, since that is all you have, and what you do not have, you cannot lose.”
More women than ever are undergoing fertility treatment on their own. Yet the process is designed almost exclusively for couples.
I’m 93, and, as extremism sweeps across Europe, I fear we are doomed to repeat the mistakes which created the Holocaust.
After years of searching for a diagnosis and wondering if it was all in my head, tracking paranormal activity felt eerily familiar.
Employees don’t like them. Research proves they’re ineffective. Why is it taking so long for us to get rid of them?
There’s a scientific reason no one outside the South can nail them.
Our time on this planet is limited. Most of us realize that sooner or later. And yet, we keep on squandering our time and running around in circles. Why is it that we waste so much of our time? Most people think that we, humans, don’t understand the value of time.
Notes from a month-long hydration quest.
“I walk because, somehow, it’s like reading. You’re privy to these lives and conversations that have nothing to do with yours...”
Learn faster. Retain more. Maybe even become the smartest person in the room. Science says so.
The Harrison Ford–starring thriller represents the best of a genre that has faded: the character-driven action movie for adults.
The “blue screen of death” is taking on a whole new meaning.
When all is said and done it’s the people around you that make the difference.
Turn yourself into a bookworm.
What Socrates, Plato, and Confucius understood about time.
The pigments morph because of the Munker-White illusion.
These experts say they can divine political preferences you can’t express from signals you don’t know you’re producing.
Physicians have long dismissed or downplayed women's reproductive-health concerns—but now, stories about "health-care gaslighting" are consistently breaking through to the mainstream.
It’s easy to look at success and attribute it to good decision making. But here’s the thing—that statement is also true the other way around.
With more than two decades behind it, the Quebec program that spawned an affordable child care model has some lessons for the rest of the world.
A couple hours of studying isn’t nearly as impactful as eight hours of memorizing.
One of the most brilliant minds of the Harvard class of ’35, Reed Edwin Peggram met his soulmate on the eve of World War II and risked everything to stay by his side.
By the time you reach the interview phase, your prospective employer already knows a lot about you. They know your previous experience. What they don’t know is whether they want to work with you.
Reuniting stumped readers with the books from the edges of their memories.
You already carry a reusable grocery bag, straw, and water bottle. Are you ready to take your fight against plastic to the next level?
A glimpse inside the beautiful, heartbreaking, unclassifiable relationship that fomented some of the greatest, most original and paradigm-shifting poetry.
When a widow and three children are found dead after a suspicious fire, an investigation ensues that uncovers one of the victims’ monstrous past.
“At its best, poetic lore is like what may be heard of conversation in the dusk, from speakers far or hid, of which we get only a few broken murmurs. What is not gather’d is far more — perhaps the main thing.”
“There are times when dreams sustain us more than facts. To read a book and surrender to a story is to keep our very humanity alive.”
Why luxury goods don't impress, but repel.
Her fourth tip might surprise you.
Hello there, friend. What’s that I hear? You’re pissed off at someone? Someone is pissed off at you? You have a fight in your life and you don’t know what to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
After reporting on personal finance, I used behavioral economics on myself.
“Old friends cannot be created out of hand. Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions.”
Sometimes a place for people to come together is what’s needed most.
You simply have more chance of career success if you have more skills.
Start your morning off right with these simple but effective routines.
When I first came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 Speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, I realized that I could learn more from him than my MBA. So I spent the next few years reading and researching about cognitive biases and how we mislead ourselves.
Work-life balance makes us set our sights too low, according to this sociologist.
When the hunting of a profitable bird is outlawed, enforcing the law means dealing with armed and angry lawbreakers.
Growing inequality in the United States shows that the game is rigged.
With phones and tablets everywhere nowadays, it’s no surprise many parents are worried about the potentially harmful effect screens will have on their kids. New studies show they can calm down a little.
Infinite patterns that never repeat have moved from fantasy to reality.
The first dodecahedron was discovered nearly 300 years ago, yet no one is certain just what they were used for.
The death of a woman hit by a self-driving car highlights an unfolding technological crisis, as code piled on code creates ‘a universe no one fully understands.’
Against all odds, 28 percent of Scottish people still use it.
Make the social network less soul-crushing.
Children naturally want to help at a very early age—but many families wait to conscript them until that desire has faded.
Balancing work and life is no easy task. Maybe it’s time to tilt the scale.
In a change that has been as seismic for McDonald’s as the drive-through window, the chain has reintroduced its signature burger with fresh—never frozen—beef. And that’s just the start.
Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators.
Writing can help you gain clarity and confidence in many areas of life. The sooner you start, the better.
Smart guides for understanding this strange and contradictory moment in history.
The first scientists to describe the animal thought it might have walked.
E-cigarette startup Juul Labs is valued at more than $16 billion. It’s also hooking teens on nicotine and drawing scrutiny from the FDA. Can the company innovate its way out of a crisis it helped create?
With corporate focus shifting toward doing good, how can nonprofits react?
Starting a business can be very rewarding, but it’s not the only way to be successful.
What’s changed isn’t marriage, but the types of people who are likeliest to get married.
An analysis of dental plaque illuminates the forgotten history of female scribes.
For both your day-to-day tasks and long-term projects, set those standards a little higher.
What’s rust got to do with it? Very little.
Kicking a bad habit is a tricky process.
There’s a certain novelty, after decades at a legacy media company, in playing for the team that’s winning big.