• July 29, 2017
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  • 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?
  • Originality has nothing to do with creativity
    Apr 05, 2017 By Amanda Castillo
    As breakthroughs from ancient Greece to the dawn of the motion-picture era show, creativity is all about making new connections
  • Erasing yourself from the internet
    Mar 01, 2017 By Abby Ohlheiser
    Removing your digital footprints is nearly impossible but here’s how you can try
  • With perfect timing, a new film highlights how employee monitoring is taking over people’s lives
  • How immigrant experience shapes me
    Feb 09, 2017 By Smita Malhotra
    I hope that the country which made our journey possible continues to do the same for all people
  • Stop judging yourself
    Feb 01, 2017 By Mark Rice-Oxley
    The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts