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The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in his orbital frontal cortex, a region that is a …

Alibaba’s ‘Singles Day’ sales top $9 billion, bigger than Black Friday

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — China’s anti–Valentine’s Day has handily surpassed the U.S.’ s Black Friday as the world’s most lucrative online shopping …

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn't take it …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Everyone is obsessed with the 'Serial' podcast

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

How Everything We Tell Ourselves About How Busy We Are Is A Lie

Insights from the time-diaries collected from Americans over the past 11 years show we’re shifting in our priorities.<p>If you can’t catch a breath during the frantic daily grind, don’t blame it on not having any free time.<p>Americans actually have more leisure time, are less rushed, less stressed, and …

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