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25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Our access to music is unprecedented. Why does it stress us out so much?

For listeners, the world of streaming music should feel a little bit like utopia — a magical place where we can access millions of songs instantly and effortlessly. So why is everybody so freaked out about it?<p>Our anxiety seems to surge in waves. The first big one came a few years back when we …

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

<b>Q: When do the Games begin?</b><p>Competition gets underway in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Thursday, Feb. 8, but the official start is Friday, Feb. 9, with the Opening Ceremonies. In the United States, the first event actually begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Feb. 7.<p><b>Q: Who participates?</b><p>More …

Best children’s and young adult books of 2016

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang has had a busy year. He published the second volume of his Secret Coders series, which teaches basic computer programming concepts; kicked off New Super-Man, a DC Comics series that imagines a Chinese boy as the cape-wearing hero; won a MacArthur “genius” grant; and …

To Increase Well-Being, Train Your Brain

<i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>The tired cliché that claims, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is being effectively laid to rest once and for all. The integration of contemporary science and ancient contemplative practices is proving that, regardless of age, we are capable of altering our bodies and our …

Suffering out loud: More people coming out about mental illness to fight stigma

For several years, she wrote about her bipolar disorder under a pseudonym. She described how she’d been hospitalized four times, twice since her first child was born. She explained how she went off her medication during both of her pregnancies and how each time — once as the mother of a newborn and …

13, right now

She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade.<p>She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?”<p>She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the screen. She scrolls, and …

Breast Cancer

Amid death’s throes, young doctor examines life for meaning

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>What makes a life worth living? What gives it meaning? And how does that change when the time one has left collapses? These are some of …