Claire Sculthorp

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Why Is Nearsightedness Skyrocketing Among Chinese Youth?

If you walk the streets of China today, you'll quickly notice that most young people wear glasses. In Shanghai, for instance, 86 percent of high school students suffer from myopia, or nearsightedness, according to the government's Xinhua News Agency.<p>Myopia has risen quickly in much of East Asia and …

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

The Psychology Of Notifications

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i></i><i>Ximena Vengoechea is</i> <i>a design researcher at Twitter,</i> <i>and</i> <i>Nir Eyal is the</i> <i>author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.</i><p>In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response …

Seven Habits Of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

The House That Jon Stewart Built

The comedian's style of left-wing humor ran low on targets, but his legacy will endure.<p>For most of his 15-year tenure helming <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart had a rogues’ gallery worthy of the name: A buffoonish, chuckling George W. Bush, a sinister Dick Cheney whose hunting mishap Stewart never …

Is the Media Capable of Covering Bruce Jenner’s Transition With Respect?

For more than a decade, the media has profited from mocking Bruce Jenner’s appearance. Now that he’s transitioning into a woman, are we mature enough …

Caitlyn Jenner

How Harper Lee's Long-Lost Sequel Was Found

An interview with the publisher of Go Set A Watchman, the recently-discovered follow-up of To Kill A Mockingbird<p>When Harper Lee's lawyer and close friend, Tonja Carter, went combing through the secure archive near the author's Alabama home last fall, she only intended to check on the condition of …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

Among the Hillary Haters

Can a new, professionalized generation of scandalmongers uncover more dirt on the Clintons—without triggering a backlash?<p>“I don’t hate the Clintons,” says R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the founder and longtime editor of <i>The American Spectator</i> and the father of … let’s call it “Clinton disdain.” “I have …

A Modern Guide to the Love Letter

From the right kind of stationery to the wrong kind of metaphor, a how-to on the art of epistolary wooing<p>When it comes to the greatest love letters ever written, many like to credit those extraordinary intellects of the 12th century, Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil and lover, Heloise. The …