How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories. But living in another country
After decades of soaring levels of homicides and drug violence, the country’s crime rate plunged dramatically over the last 25 years. What happened? A&Q is a special series that inverts the classic Q&A,
Hillary Clinton’s realistic attitude is the only thing that can effect change in today’s political climate. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz have something in common. Both have an electoral strategy predicated
Mapping population density around the world In the simple map above lies a stark spatial imbalance: Half the people in the world cram into just one percent of the Earth’s surface (in yellow), and the half
Earlier this month, Eater critic Ryan Sutton argued why this was such a strong year for New York dining, and he also named his top new restaurants. Now, he reveals his list of 2015's best sweet and savory
Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning. Over roughly the past 18 months,
It crunches hundreds of factors to make personalized plans for controlling blood sugar. Some people even get cake and cookies. Take a slice of cake and cut it in two. Eat one half, and let a friend scoff
A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before. At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T.
For decades, Americans struggled through angst-filled and turbulent teenage years only to become happier once they reached the full bloom of adulthood. But that link between age and happiness disappeared
• The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is responsible for self-control. It enables you to resist distractions, to focus, and to avoid impulsivity in order to work efficiently and make great decisions.
The two leading Democratic candidates differ not just on policy, but also on whether the nation needs incremental reforms or revolutionary change. The most revealing moment of last night’s Democratic debate
Reading a room is a skill that can be learned; a guide to nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands By Sue Shellenbarger Sue Shellenbarger The Wall Street Journal Biography Google+ Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com
A common complaint from women about tampons is that wearing one is annoying and messy. On top of that, every time one is used, there's a risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome, a life-threatening bacterial
Photograph: Yui Mok/PA The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting. 276 http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg
Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell