Researchers and philosophers have explored in great detail the emotional dramas of love and family. But they’ve spent much less time pondering the deep satisfaction of a good friend. A similar thing happens in our own lives, writes science...
Are you as creative now as you were when you were a child? For many people, the answer is no. As we move into adulthood, we are often conditioned to be more serious and to conform to the norms...
The coronavirus pandemic has led to the practice of social distancing, creating feelings of stress and isolation in many of us. Some groups have been hit particularly hard, including the elderly, parents juggling work and child care, and people...
GAELYNN LEA I have brittle bone disease. It’s called osteogenesis imperfecta. And so I grew up, everything would be fine for quite a while and then I would just randomly break an arm, you know, doing something pretty minor....
As the United States approaches Independence Day 2020, Americans are tearing down monuments. The governor of Virginia is fighting to remove the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond. © Mobilus In Mobili / CC BY-SA 2.0 They’re not usually monuments...
COVID-19 threatens the health of Americans in a way that hasn’t happened since the Spanish Flu in 1919. At this writing, it has killed half a million people around the world—a quarter of whom were Americans. The virus brought...
As a homebound parent with a preschooler, I’ve felt an array of emotions over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic. I’ve felt sadness and worry about how many people are becoming ill, while being confounded by trying...
Jamil Zaki’s parents began splitting up when he was eight years old. As they grew apart, he started to feel like he was going to have to pick a side. Jamil Zaki, associate professor of psychology at Stanford University ©...
In response to George Floyd’s recent killing by police, Minneapolis decided to disband its current police department and invest more in community-led public safety measures. For some, this seems like a radical move. But, for those who’ve seen police...
Dear Christine, Since school ended, my whole family is floundering. We have no summer plans. I’m feeling some pressure to make up for “COVID slump,” but I haven’t a clue how to do so. Neither of my teenagers have summer...