An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
By Andrew Hwang, The Conversation
Use school arithmetic, common knowledge and a little imagination to train your emotional sense for the large numbers shaping our daily lives.
By Marc-Antoine Fardin, The Conversation
A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.
By Ted Afield, The Conversation
The tax code overhaul pending in Congress is littered with provisions that would make it a lot harder for most Americans to go to college or grad school, writes Ted Afield, director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic…
By James L. Gelvin, The Conversation
Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack, wasn't a devout Muslim. He cursed and came late to prayers. A terrorism expert explains why such a man may want to be a martyr.
By Laura Gant, The Conversation
Advocates say daylight saving time saves energy and wins wars. But studies show that injuries and illnesses rise when the clocks change.
By Leo Braudy, The Conversation
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
By Arash Javanbakht and Linda Saab, The Conversation
We may pretend that we do not like fear, but Halloween proves otherwise. Many of us enjoy being scared. But why?…
By Jean Twenge, The Conversation
By 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights – meaning almost half of U.S. teens are significantly sleep-deprived.
By Jeremy Straub, The Conversation
You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email – just like you shouldn’t open suspicious packages in your mailbox. But have you been warned against scanning unknown QR codes or just taking a picture…
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