Full story - December 30, 2019
Based on research, here's a potential solution to the problem of New Year’s resolutions that people can’t keep: encouraging people to reframe their resolutions to emphasize purpose-based performance.
Full story - December 23, 2019
People look at a visualization on a wall
Who’s manipulating what you know before you vote?
Full story - December 23, 2019
Several people in coats stand around a giant button
Depending on the year and place, between 30% and 40% fewer babies are born on Dec. 25 than on the peak day of the year.
Full story - December 19, 2019
A decorative ornament on sale at the White House of the Confederacy.
Take a good look at those old Christmas ornaments before hanging them on the tree. You may find it's time to retire some family keepsakes.
Full story - December 19, 2019
Mitch McConnell
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump, what will he do to influence the process — and outcome — of a trial?
Full story - December 18, 2019
China surveillance camera
China's social credit system has been described as a "dystopian nightmare straight out of 'Black Mirror'," but many citizens think it will help fight fraud and bring about a better society.
Full story - December 17, 2019
Gift wrapping
Americans spend a lot of money on gift wrapping supplies and a lot of time of carefully wrapping their gifts. Science says we probably don't need to.
Full story - December 17, 2019
Trump-Xi phase one trade deal
Is the US-China "phase one" trade deal the end of the trade war? Don't count on it.
Full story - November 29, 2019
A person carves a turkey
Are there Thanksgiving leftovers in your fridge? You don’t have to get stuck in a cycle of nuke and repeat. Take inspiration from the French, who saw leftovers as an outlet for creativity.
Full story - November 25, 2019
A woman sits on a bench in jail.
Jill McCorkel, a professor of sociology and criminology at Villanova University, details the costs and challenges of low-income families visiting relatives in prison.