Some that save time, some that save lives, and a few that make each day a whole lot easier.
The decennial U.S. census has started in rural Alaska, out of tradition and necessity, ever since the U.S. purchased the territory from Russia in 1867.
Isabel dos Santos, the eldest child of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos, is estimated to be worth over $2 billion.
Travel around the NBA and you'll find a handful of players who are almost universally beloved — by their teammates, coaches, fans, even arena security guards. Jordan tops that list.
Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia finds a way to thrive outside Silicon Valley's cult of big riches.
“In the course of looking deeply within ourselves, we may challenge notions that give comfort before the terrors of the world.”
When Jackie Robinson broke the Major League barrier, it was a step forward. It also meant the end of the Negro Leagues, sending hundreds of players across the border.
A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists.
Most of us develop bad tech habits at some point. Here’s how to break them.
The trial has been over for decades, but the debate it sparked rages on.
Some people suddenly become accomplished artists or musicians with no previous interest or training. Is it possible innate genius lies dormant within everyone?
The best place to eat in Germany is in a little village in a forest.
There are many methods of quieting the mind and that most of them draw on just a few straightforward principles.
Kentucky's plan to bring broadband to remote areas has sputtered and its future looks increasingly bleak. Rural residents keep getting left behind.
The sign-stealing scandal that has enveloped Major League Baseball seems to morph, alter, and expand by the second. It can be difficult to keep up, even if you’re not a seasoned fan.
I spent almost a decade learning to be an 'only' after Matthew died. The un-learning is almost as disorienting.
No matter how much you start out with, you'll be a lot richer in your 30s if you adopt these habits in your 20s.
Stop judging yourself, it’s only adding fuel to the fire.
What a restless coffee drinker learned from going to circadian-rhythm rehab (a tent in the woods).
Marjorie Nugent was the richest widow in an eccentric town full of rich widows. Bernie Tiede was an assistant funeral home director who became her companion. When she disappeared, nobody seemed alarmed. When he confessed to killing her, nobody seemed outraged.
Examining class structure and approach.
Writers strikes might be more common than you think and can mean new production schedules and even new plots.
A tuberculosis epidemic, a church, and one lucky break sent Chinese Manhattanites to Bradley Beach.
Uber has introduced a feature that allows customers to stop their drivers from talking. But there’s growing evidence that cutting ourselves off like this isn’t healthy.
“Out of such chaos, of such contradiction / We learn that we are neither devils nor divines…”