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Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View'

An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex<p>At a time when advances in science and technology have changed our understanding of our mental and physical selves, it is easy for some to dismiss the discipline of philosophy as obsolete. Stephen Hawking, boldly, …

What's With All the Movies About Doppelgängers?

Three new films about identical strangers may reflect the Internet-age anxiety over curating cooler online versions of ourselves.<p>During the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a meme emerged in which Olympians were matched up with their celebrity doppelgängers. All over Facebook, people shared, posted, …

America Has a Black-Market Problem, Not a Drug Problem

The head of the military's Southern Command wants more money to fight a losing battle.<p>General John F. Kelly, the head of the U.S. Southern Command, testified last week before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he argued, as generals tend to do, that he has inadequate resources to fulfill …

How to Succeed Professionally by Helping Others

Research shows that even if the rewards aren't immediately apparent, contributing to the success of others pays off in the long run.<p>Kat Cole started helping out early. Raised by a single mother of three who held three jobs to support the family, Cole entered the workforce as soon as it was legal. …

Harvard-Smithsonian Scientists Have the 'First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update 12:05 p.m. —</b> The team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced …

How Different Generations of Americans Budget Their Time

A Tougher Hillary Clinton Distances Herself From Obama

The former secretary of state's comments on Russia and Crimea suggest she's trying to create a foreign-policy buffer ahead of the 2016 campaign.<p>In recent weeks, as the standoff over Ukraine escalated, Hillary Clinton did something that she never did as secretary of state: She put considerable …