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Andrew Sullivan on why criticism of Obama misses the mark, and how the president may just end up outsmarting them all.
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Scientific research into the way we think explains the reasons decent people wind up supporting horrific policies.
Although theories suggest high-income individuals are generally happier, new research finds that feeling valued may matter more for well-being.
Some awesome new findings -- including a report on the happiest countries on the planet -- -- suggest that developing a theory of "happynomics" is harder than you might think...
A new memory game has revived the tantalizing notion that people can work their way to a higher I.Q.
Can the body’s immune response help treat cancer?
The left hates him. The right hates him even more. But Ben Bernanke saved the economy—and has navigated masterfully through the most trying of times.
Obama’s Game Plan: Let’s Make This All About the Republicans
Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.
The "rotting Y" theory, which suggested a literal end of the male sex chromosome, has finally been debunked by a new study in Nature.
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No. But, according to a string of new studies, it's not clear is being rich increases unethical behavior or if such behavior is what allows people to become rich in the first place.
Four more years? It’s not nearly as common as you’d think. Michael Medved on history’s bad news for Obama.
Given the political and financial constraints Obama was facing, could he have done anything differently?
Mitt made multiple mistakes that will lead to his defeat on Tuesday. Some of them date all the way back to 2008.
Two new studies look at the irksome question of why so many of us who work out remain so heavy.
Yes, caffeine helps. But new research shows that the moderate noise level in cafés also perks up your creative cognition.
Jane McGonigal has the theory that games, once played for amusement, can guide and improve your life.
Today, half of U.S. residents are single, and a third of all households have one occupant. Why are so many Americans single?
You manage what you measure. We all know that abstractly, but it can be revelatory to see just how much impact measurement has on one's own behavior.
Mitt Romney may be the least interesting of the enemies Obama has chosen or will be forced to confront.
One of the more surprising growth industries to have taken off during the current period of economic downturn and austerity has been “the happiness industry”
John Cassidy on the dumbing down of America politics, Supreme Court style.
The eminent biologist argues in a controversial new book that our Stone Age emotions are still at war with our high-tech sophistication...
IN THE search for the villain behind the global financial crisis, some have pointed to inequality as a culprit. Is a concentration of wealth at the top to blame for financial crises?
Introducing the 2012 Atlantic Money Report, a month-long project on why things cost what they do...
The desire for intimate love never dies By Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D....