Occupying a prominent perch on my shelves and in my heart is a little book called "Public Speaking as Listeners Like It" by Richard C. Borden. It was given to me by Marian Rich, a renowned and beloved
The father of the Sandy Hook killer searches for answers. In Peter Lanza’s new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of he
A growing number of states bar municipalities—often the sites of the worst gun violence—from passing their own firearm laws, laying bare an urban-rural divide. It was after midnight on February 15. Valentine’s
A marine biologist discovers the importance of behavioral economics In the Stanford marshmallow experiment, arguably the most famous study ever conducted on the concept of delayed gratification, children
In which parts of the country is the hysteria worse? This week I came across another version of one kind of news article I find fascinating for some reason—what I think of as the "college-anxiety" article.
Some educated guesses regarding where the HBO show may be headed This post has been updated. (March 7) “This is a world in which nothing is ever solved.” We’ll discover just how accurate Rust Cohle’s may
The Agency? Or The Office? The NSA is, on top of everything else, a workplace. Which means that NSA workers have to deal with things like: that supervisor who doesn't respond to emails. And that guy down
Or at least deeply contradictory: They're always connected but distrustful. They're selfish yet accepting of minorities. They're "independents" who mostly vote Democratic and love Obama while hating Obamacare.
Coming to the realization that loving a good book doesn't make you a good person I was raised to believe that reading was a healthy and wholesome pursuit, like drinking whole milk or doing sit-ups. The
How women around the world are faring on wages, executive slots, and STEM careers. Saturday is International Women's Day, which arose from an early-20th-century socialist suffrage movement and has since
An interview with Brenda Milner, who studied one of the most famous patients in the history of psychology. Her findings shaped everything we now know about the way we remember. As a 95-year-old psychologist,
A team of Vatican medical experts believes a stillborn child regained consciousness via an intercession from a dead priest. On September 16, 2010, a miracle happened in Peoria. Or at least, a seven-member