Daniel Van Der Vekden

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Mental Health

What Europe gets right and wrong about flexible work.

When it comes to flexibility and work-life balance, the U.S. lags far behind many of its counterparts around the world. U.S. workers work incredibly …

The Workplace
Self-awareness

Earth's first trees grew by literally tearing themselves apart

Scientists have used fossils to discern how some of Earth's earliest trees called cladoxylopsids, which helped to jumpstart the planet's earliest …

Ecology

Poets & Writers Theater

“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, / the world offers itself to your imagination.” In this video poem, produced by We Are Wildness and Live …

Whale And Dolphin Social Lives Are Surprisingly Similar to Ours, Says New Study

Ain't no party like a cetacean party.<p>New research says whales and dolphins (cetaceans) have social lives much like ours, with tight-knit social …

Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked

If plants could be stars in a cowboy film, the scarlet gilia would be one of the meanest wildflowers west of the Mississippi.<p>You can find it standing tall among the sagebrush on mountainsides, its red flowers blazing. Drought can’t always stop it. Shade won’t faze it. And when mule deer and elk …

Atoms