Hallie Arias

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Culture

Going out alone isn't just OK, it's actually healthy

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Most of us might probably opt for a night of Netflix if we don't have plans, but new research says going out by ourselves is just as fun as having plans with friends. That's why the study's author says we should forget our fears and see that movie solo.

Justice

The Supreme Court is crankier than ever

A new study of Supreme Court opinions says one thing is clear: Justices are far more negative in their decisions today than they've been throughout the entire history of the court. But that may not necessarily be a bad thing.

Culture

The many misunderstood reasons people don't have kids

Are people who choose not to have kids really "selfish, shallow and self-absorbed?" That's the title of a new book that explores why the childless are actually none of the above, and want the rest of society to understand their often-complex reasons for not having kids.

Conflict

Shocking photos push Samantha Power to seek peace in Syria

A photo exhibit now lining the halls of UN headquarters in New York shows Syrian victims of torture. It's hard to look at, but US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says the images are yet more evidence that peace is desperately needed in Syria — and motivation to make sure the Assad regime is toppled.