What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age
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The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade deal
If you ask an American about the way their dates are formatted, you may get a response as defensive as 'my jumper is not on back to front, it's supposed to have the v at the back!'. But let's face it,
Recently I ran out of space on the consumer-focused cloud storage service Dropbox, which as of this morning is reportedly valued at $8 billion. Dropbox has been (cleverly) backing up all my photos every
This week's poem is John Greening's translation of "On the Eastern Front" by Georg Trakl. The original poem "Im Osten" (which follows the English here) was probably written in the aftermath of the Battle
If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking. And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard
As an author and former academic, I use Google Books almost every day. It’s become the primary reason I even bother exploring non-fiction books online, rather than looking up an article on the same subject.
Two private schools associations say Taliban victim's work is "tool of the West" and does not represent Pakistan. Some private schools in Pakistan have banned teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai's
Google puts a tremendous amount of work into its voice-synthesis technology, but that effort frequently goes for naught; the company's text-to-speech engine sometimes isn't even included on Android devices
Gravity is a game-changer that makes a swath of films seem redundant. Here are seven earlier movies that broke the mould – and one that didn't Every now and then a film comes along that totally changes
Pianist Paul Lewis came to Boston to make his recital debut on Jan. 12. The evening before, at this performance he gave at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio, he told the audience he suddenly realized there
How the Guardian and the Observer reported on composers behind the Iron Curtain in the 1970s and 1980s Religious belief was marginalised under the official state atheism of the Soviet Union and its satellites.