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...
Recently, my husband and I went hiking. Two runners came toward us, neither wearing masks. As we put our masks on and turned away to let them pass at a safe distance, one of the runners made fun of...
Sooner or later, our kids will make us suffer. When they’re babies, their crying keeps us up at night. Later, their teenage shenanigans might rob us of more sleep. Some of us stay at jobs we hate so that...
On Juneteenth, African Americans celebrate emancipation from slavery. On this day we at the Greater Good Science Center would like to share some of the tools we’ve published through the years that attend to the well-being of black folks,...