Daniela Hernandez

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New Research on Overcoming Loneliness

New research finds the brains of lonely people respond more negatively to social stimuli<p>I was feeling lonely one recent weekend. I craved company, but friends and family all seemed to be on vacation or busy. So I arranged to chat with a friend who lives in another city, signed up for a group kayak …

Loneliness

Interview: New Beautifully Poignant Portraits of Shelter Dogs by Traer Scott

Nearly 10 years ago, photographer and animal shelter volunteer Traer Scott's career took off after she published <i>Shelter Dogs</i>, a heartbreakingly moving series of black-and-white portraits capturing the loneliness and sorrow of pups waiting to be adopted. Now, Scott has returned to her roots with the …

Animal Rescue

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Psychology

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

A Night at the Cat Circus

The Amazing Acro-Cats is a traveling circus whose fourteen feline members leap, climb, and roll at least some of the times they are asked to.<p>To get it out of the way: yes, cats can be trained. That is the premise of the Amazing Acro-Cats, a traveling cat circus out of Chicago whose fourteen feline …

Pets

How Pope Francis Became the People’s Pontiff

As Pope Francis arrives in the U.S.—to speak before Congress, visit Ground Zero, and address the U.N.—his inner circle talks to Paul Elie about why he is so different, so compelling, and so beloved.<p>Two summers ago my friend Agustín, an Argentinean graduate student on pilgrimage in Rome, filed into …

Buenos Aires

Malala Strikes Back: Behind The Scenes Of Her Fearless, Fast-Growing Organization

How Nobel Peace Prize–winning activist Malala Yousafzai is channeling her inspiring life story into a targeted mission.<p>After Pope Francis finishes his opening remarks at the UN General Assembly, the room’s attention quickly begins to stray. Colombian pop star and UNICEF ambassador Shakira launches …

Pakistan