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When did America decide preschool should be in a classroom?
If you plan to delay retirement, watch out for these benefit traps.
"Should" traps us into searching for that one right answer, while "could" opens our minds to creative possibilities.
Turns out, I’m hip to a new trend.
I’m 93, and, as extremism sweeps across Europe, I fear we are doomed to repeat the mistakes which created the Holocaust.
At age 24, buying a dog was irresponsible, and the best decision I've ever made.
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.’
For most of the history of our species, in most parts of the world, bathing has been a collective act. It might be time to resurrect this ancient and deeply human art.
Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.
The best financial adviser for you should work to serve your unique needs.
What Socrates, Plato, and Confucius understood about time.
Thinking is a tool that can be overused. But by recognizing this, you can start focusing on what is really worth your thoughts.
"Metabolism" has been twisted and spun to the point where what many of us think about it is not entirely correct, if at all. Let’s straighten some of that out.
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.
How to learn skills faster.
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.
Make the social network less soul-crushing.
The Harrison Ford–starring thriller represents the best of a genre that has faded: the character-driven action movie for adults.
When Kyle Dickman set out on a month-long road trip with his wife and infant son last spring, he was fueled by a carefree sense of adventure that had defined his entire life. Then he got bit by a venomous snake in a remote area of Yosemite National Park, and the harrowing event changed everything.
Lifelong lessons no kid should ever have to learn.
The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.
Your super liberal and super conservative relatives might all have one thing in common.
A guide to getting off the couch, no matter how much you might resist it.
My high school boyfriend and I made a bet: he’d learn about my religion, Mormonism, if I took up his religion, running. Neither of us was ready for what came next.
We are all trained to be passive thinkers and doers, but it can really hold you back.
How plastic is the brain?
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.
When a widow and three children are found dead after a suspicious fire, an investigation ensues that uncovers one of the victims’ monstrous past.
Building relationships at work takes time and patience, but it’s crucial to your career. And you shouldn’t limit efforts to just your peers, either.
In the Martian landscape that is the Atacama desert, astrobiologists are learning how to recognize extraterrestrial organisms.
The “blue screen of death” is taking on a whole new meaning.
What philanthropic habits can teach us about human behavior and expectations.
The famous rhythm game Lumines is back, and it’s a reminder of where things went wrong.
Dictators and assassins are using banned nerve agents again.
I learned a lot, but not all of it stuck.
“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.”
“In the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
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.
Pools are festering, pathogenic baths that we fool ourselves into thinking are clean.
The reason I study productivity is because I’m an unproductive person. I truly am. If it wasn’t for my productivity system, I wouldn’t get anything done. I wouldn’t even write this article. But if you browse social media, all you see is super productive, healthy, and wealthy people.
You’ve probably never heard of many of these, but in this list may be the exact word you’ve been looking for.
Stop trying to balance work and life, and don’t give things up. There are other ways to be successful.
As the capture and conviction of Mexico’s notorious drug lord has shown, taking down the boss doesn’t mean taking down the organization.
UrbanFootprint makes it easy to run simulations to see how a new plan might change traffic and commute times, the ability of kids to walk to school, access to jobs, energy use, the local economy, health, and carbon emissions.
After years of searching for a diagnosis and wondering if it was all in my head, tracking paranormal activity felt eerily familiar.
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.
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.
Why even behavioral scientists say listening is so important.
A nearly identical replica of the Simpsons’ family home was built for a give away but when the winner refused it, the developers had to find a buyer.
We’ll put you on the right path to maximize your benefits.
The English banned the kilt hoping to do away with a symbol of rebellion. Instead they created a symbol of Scottish identity.
Five important lessons I learned from ‘Raising Humans in a Digital World.’
Turn yourself into a bookworm.
This mismatch creates a child-care crisis between 3 and 5 p.m. that has parents scrambling for options.
I always thought my mother's spiritual seeking was silly. So I almost couldn't believe it when a wacky new age community helped me cope with her death.
The sleep-wake limbo may have been a boon to our ancestors' survival.
Children naturally want to help at a very early age—but many families wait to conscript them until that desire has faded.
Training yourself how to put the news into perspective – practising ‘factfulness’ – will change your outlook for the better.
Tips for getting more done and improving the your daily productivity.
A glimpse inside the beautiful, heartbreaking, unclassifiable relationship that fomented some of the greatest, most original and paradigm-shifting poetry.
When the hunting of a profitable bird is outlawed, enforcing the law means dealing with armed and angry lawbreakers.
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.
The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.
What’s changed isn’t marriage, but the types of people who are likeliest to get married.
“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?”
Hazel Scott was a piano prodigy who wowed the worlds of music, TV and film. But when she stood up for her rights, the establishment took her down.
The years since 2008 have seen a global crackdown on offshore finance. Yet a few places have doubled down on offering secrecy to the super-rich. Among these, one tiny Caribbean island might be the worst offender.
A growing number of self-proclaimed experts promise they can teach anyone how to make a passive income selling cheap Chinese goods in the Internet's largest store. Not everyone’s getting rich quick.
Writing can help you gain clarity and confidence in many areas of life. The sooner you start, the better.
The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems. Designers and technologists should take cues from military history and embrace the orange.
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?
There’s a reason Big Tech knows us so much better than we think – each of us is far more normal than we realise.
Many Chinese phone companies have a long way to go in the software department, but Chinese Android phones run whole new operating systems that happen to support Android apps.
There are way we express our love for one another beyond words, but all are a language of sorts.
The new tax law adds wrinkles for homeowners deciding whether or not to retire without a mortgage.
The sheer stress of an environment contributes to obesity and diabetes.
“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.”
It all comes down to the way we used to study drinking.
The “magic number” helped foreigners like me get by without learning the language. But I didn’t feel at home in China until I finally hung up the phone.
Greyston Bakery uses a practice of open hiring: filling positions on a first-come, first-served basis, no questions asked. Now it wants to teach other companies how to do the same.
Organizing tasks on paper is a tried and true method for getting things done. Here are some types of to-do lists that may be right for you.
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.
You simply have more chance of career success if you have more skills.
You can do more for your health. And it’s not that hard.
There are things we all do, or don't do, that lead us to waste far more time than we realize in the moment.
“Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans, or your wishes. Grief will do whatever it wants to you, whenever it wants to. In that regard, Grief has a lot in common with Love.”
We don’t want to hear about the time your dog did a fourteener. Mera, recently renamed Baru, made the first canine ascent of Nepal’s 23,389-foot Baruntse in November 2018.
Smart Design’s Davin Stowell shares the origin story of the OXO Swivel, one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design.
Picking the right Social Security claiming strategy can help married couples ensure that each spouse receives the biggest benefits check possible.
The drawbacks of Medicare Advantage plans can become apparent when serious illness or injury strikes.
Long before mobile phones or even photography, diaries were kept as a way to understand oneself and the world one inhabits.
The first dodecahedron was discovered 300 years ago and there are still many unanswered questions.