There's something cathartic about listening to sad music -- why listening to songs of loneliness and despair helps us feel better.
Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie "Sherlock Holmes," takes on the iconic role -- how he compares to other great Holmes of the past.
Historian Richard Schoch calls on a few great minds to help us think differently about what really brings us happiness.
Americans love bargains, but our obsession with low prices and our discount culture comes with a high cost.
PostSecret, a project that collects anonymous secrets mailed on postcards from around the world, is now a book.
Photographs from the popular street fashion photography blog, The Sartorialist, now published in a new book.
How a young American and a popular Beijing soap opera came to embody the sensibilities of a new China.
John Irving explains why he believes fear makes for better stories than happiness -- he is the author of several critically acclaimed books.
Spine-tingling chills, haunted houses, vampires and werewolves -- exploring the science behind scary stuff, and debunking some myths.
The Romanian born author Herta Müller is renowned for her books based on life under the harsh regime of the dictator Ceausescu.