• September 21, 2017
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  • We are living on a plastic planet
    Sep 20, 2017 By Damian Carrington
    New studies reveal that tiny plastic fibres are everywhere, not just in our oceans but on land too
  • A moment that changed me
    Sep 13, 2017 By Micha Frazer-Carroll
    I always thought I was mixed race until someone at school called me black. That started me thinking about racial identity
  • Parenting while too Russian
    Sep 06, 2017 By Margarita Gokun Silver
    Plan to teach a daughter to put things where they belonged gets caught in a cross-cultural marriage
  • I’m taking my family on a digital detox
    Aug 09, 2017 By Judith Woods
    We spend more than three hours every day in a parallel universe.
  • The work of parenting matters
    Aug 02, 2017 By Lindsey M. Roberts
    The most influential careers are those that change lives. Raising little people means doing that at the grass roots level
  • Land of the rising ‘ghost cities’
    Jul 26, 2017 By Kondo Daisuke
    With its dwindling and largely elderly population, Japan is on the verge of a demographic crisis
  • How to feed 11 billion people
    Jul 13, 2017 By Richard Hiault
    As climate change accelerates and the global population rises, can Earth’s agricultural resources keep up?
  • Children shrink under parental expectations
    Jul 05, 2017 By Paula Galinsky
    When successful parents pressure their children to follow in their footsteps, they can create conflict and cause psychological damage
  • In Switzerland, architects and acousticians are dedicated to creating urban environments that sound as good as they look
  • Why you should learn to say no
    Jun 21, 2017 By Kristin Wong
    If you feel overcommitted, no is a small word that can remind you how much control you have over your destiny
  • The Mozart in the machine
    Jun 14, 2017 By Yuval Noah Harari
    Beauty is in the biometric data of the beholder, and artificial intelligence can decode it
  • Social media makes us miserable
    Jun 07, 2017 By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
    Don’t compare your Google searches with other people’s Facebook posts
  • Seven ways to regain your spontaneity
    May 24, 2017 By Roman Krznaric
    Life can be too planned, but it is possible to add in some impulsiveness
  • Why beautiful equations add up
    May 10, 2017 By Richard A. Friedman
    I’ve loved math since I was a kid because it felt like a big game. Still, it makes me wonder what it is about mathematical thinking that is so aesthetically appealing?
  • Let the children play
    Apr 19, 2017 By Merete Kropp
    Adult-initiated fun activities and child-initiated free play are both valuable and essential to healthy development
  • The AI revolution is going to hurt
    Apr 13, 2017 By Patricio O’Gorman
    Artificial intelligence and automation will destroy millions of jobs without creating nearly enough to replace them. Is a universal basic income the answer?