When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People How Philosophy Can Save Us from Ourselves

There is an epidemic of bad thinking in the world today. An alarming number of people are embracing crazy, even dangerous ideas. They believe that vaccinations cause autism. They...

Blue In Search of Nature's Rarest Color

A globe-trotting quest to find blue in the natural world—and to understand our collective obsession with this bewitching colorBlue is a rare color—natural blue, that is. From...

Failures of the Presidents From the Whiskey Rebellion and War of 1812 to the Bay of Pigs and War in Iraq

Everybody makes mistakes, but when an American president blunders, the results can be catastrophic.In an effort to put an end to Britain and France’s policy of seizing American...

Selling Hate Marketing the Ku Klux Klan

The brilliant, amoral, and spectacularly bold Bessie Tyler and Edward Young Clarke—together, the Southern Publicity Association—met the fervent William Joseph Simmons (founder...

Health Disparities in the United States Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and the Social Determinants of Health: Third Edition

The health care system in the United States has been called the best in the world. Yet wide disparities persist between social groups, and many Americans suffer from poorer health...

Your Blood Never Lies How to Read a Blood Test For A Longer, Healthier Life

A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. Unfortunately, most of...

Making Sense of Nonsense The Logical Bridge Between Science & Spirituality

When New York Times bestselling author Raymond Moody began writing about near-death experiences, he noticed that the stories resembled the nonsensical writing of his literary...

American Scripture Making the Declaration of Independence

When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned late in the summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution, which had to be...

What Anyone Can Do How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth

In his 1976 book, The Long Run Solution, Joe Henderson suggested that becoming truly accomplished at running (or at anything) doesn't typically require us to perform superhuman...

Conformity The Power of Social Influences

We live in an era of tribalism, polarization, and intense social division — separating people along lines of religion, political conviction, race, ethnicity, and sometimes...

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