Describing Britain’s calamitous exit from its Indian empire in 1947, the novelist Paul Scott wrote that in India the British “came to the end of themselves as they were” — that is, to the end of their
Insights into the little-studied realm of last words Mort Felix liked to say that his name, when read as two Latin words, meant “happy death.” When he was sick with the flu, he used to jokingly remind
Prostate cancer often presents unique challenges to patients and physicians alike. It can be indolent and nonaggressive — or life-threatening and everything in between. Unlike most cancers that have a
Elizabeth Anderson thinks we’ve misunderstood the basis of a free and fair society. American stories trace the sweep of history, but their details are definingly particular. In the summer of 1979, Elizabeth
It has been 2 1/2 years since the British referendum on leaving the European Union. Since then, the British government has aggressively pursued its promise to deliver Brexit. Yet with three months to the
iOS 12’s powerful automation tool makes it way easier to get stuff done on your iPhone or iPad–one you’re up and running. Shortcuts is one of the neatest new features in iOS 12. But it’s easy to miss how
An expert on the neuroscience of reading has a warning about what skim reading is doing to our brains. Getting lost in a book does incredible things to your brain. Not only does reading make you smarter,
The super-rich are no longer just spending their money on private jets, yachts, and hotels — they're also splashing out on second passports. The Second Citizenship Survey 2017 from CS Global Partners that
Teach Jacob Baynham Jacob Baynham Sep 1, 2018 Children are much more likely to enjoy outdoor activities—and stick with them—if they start out at the right moment in their physical and cognitive development.
Family Field Guide Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood.
Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. According to one study, nearly one in three adolescents (ages 13-18) now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder,
From the winding streets along the shores of Lake Como to the mountain byways of the snowcapped Alps, this three-day driving itinerary takes you down northern Italy’s most scenic roads. Day 1: Milan to
This is an updated and expanded version of an article published in 2016. A core idea that Donald J. Trump has embraced throughout his time in public life has been that the United States is losing in trade
I asked a senior German diplomat the other day what issues the United States and Germany are cooperating on. He looked blank. Not Iran, obviously. Not trade, evidently. Not climate change, blatantly. Russia,
Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence. Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence
A new research center at Columbia University is committed to figuring out how to turn failure into success. Every kid has that moment when she realizes that the adults she admires aren’t perfect. Few ever