Large group meals that are sponsored and produced by specific individuals are a luxury—both in terms of the foods that are served in these settings and the event itself—but they are also ripe with obligation.
Sending written holiday greetings is not a new tradition. Holiday cards are new, however. Where did this practice come from and why does it persist?
Where does the idea of Christmas spirit come from and why does it hinge so much on behavior?
Whether or not breakfast actually is the most important meal of the day, the real emphasis seems to be on keeping weekday breakfast as low-key as possible
History is littered with examples where the the facts were altered to suit a specific purpose. Here are three instances where falsified public accounts were used to chart the course of history
Weeds are the bane of gardening but they can help us learn how we arrived at agriculture's doorstep
Why has fake news persisted? We've built the world to enhance our automatic assumption of the “right” action. Online social networks have been primed to reflect these assumptions of human behavior: We're not inclined to vet the information our friends show us because we've curated the experience to highlight things that are important to our network. Our default inclination is to trust our network.
The American history of the political yard sign may date back to 1824 when John Quincy Adams had signs printed for his presidential run. Our current wireframe version seems to have originated in the 1960s. However, the legacy of this kind of political propaganda is much older
Organizations need a mechanism to evaluate potential options for change. Is there anything salvageable from the postmortem?
Maybe it's Michael Myers. Maybe it's a jumbie. But chances are it's something else. The real question is: Why are we all afraid of it?
There was a time when the Victorian facade was a prevalent status symbol in the United States. How did these houses go from celebrated to creepy?
Questions of bathroom access tend to have the greatest impact on the poor and the marginalized.
We live in the age of information, so why do we still make bad decisions? Or worse, no decisions?
Why have cats taken over the Internet?
Although it doesn’t quite seem that we’re ready to chat in all emojis and only emojis, they are serving to modify our responses and add meaning in an environment where it could otherwise be difficult to interpret meaning
Social media has made digital voyeurism the norm, but some of us are more inclined to pursue online surveillance than others
The ways in which we're speaking out against Syrian refugees indicates that we are redefining prejudicial discourse
We know that online peer pressure is powerful. But what we don't know is whether that pressure is driving real change
We may be driving technology to respond to our needs in various areas, but this is one instance where we've definitely demonstrated that we're also adapting to accommodate technological change
Is our cultural antipathy toward pregnancy and children creating a health hazard?