Reading Rewires Your Brain. Alienation is Killing Americans. The Loneliest President.

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.


People Are Obsessing Over This Mattress

Casper is an internet sensation, with thousands of 5 star reviews and countless awards.

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How Reading Rewires Your Brain for More Intelligence and Empathy

Fitness headlines promise staggering physical results: a firmer butt, ripped abs, bulging biceps. Nutritional breakthroughs are similar clickbait, with attention-grabbing, if often inauthentic—what, really, is a “superfood?”—means of achieving better health. Strangely, one topic usually escaping discussion has been shown, time and again, to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic animals: reading.


Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese

Almost a quarter of Japanese men and a tenth of Japanese women over age 60 say there is not a single person they could rely on in difficult times. The American crisis may not be so dissimilar from the Japanese one.


Closing in on Cancer

Science will win the technical battle against cancer. But that is only half the fight.


The Loneliest President

He’s increasingly isolated in the White House, but for Donald Trump, being alone is not a liability. It’s where he’s most comfortable.


Trump Says Jump. His Supporters Ask, How High?

President Trump has proved adept at getting Republicans to go along with his views, even if they clash with party dogma. Here’s what happened in 2016 and the early months of his presidency, according to researchers.


You Are Already Living Inside a Computer

Computers already are predominant, human life already takes place mostly within them, and people are satisfied with the results.


Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

For all the outcry over how women are treated in the tech industry, the resolution of a sexual harassment case against Upload, a virtual reality start-up, shows that little has changed.


The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

How do you live after unintentionally causing a death?


To Treat Back Pain, Look to the Brain Not the Spine

Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine.


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