Twenty-four states allow citizens to vote directly on policy matters, and research shows that life satisfaction is higher in them.
Here’s what happened when a group of kids heard what Stacey Dash said about Black History Month.
Last year, New York City began turning schools in poor neighborhoods into community schools—combining rigorous instruction and extracurricular enrichment with a broad social support system.
In Turkey, a soap opera is informing women of their rights and challenging cultural assumptions about marriage.
Female wrestling champion Isabelle Sambou is inspiring a new generation of girls to compete in a sport long dominated by men.
Men and women both suffer from a culture that discourages us from expressing complex emotions. The answer is deeper listening, and it's the key to healthier, more engaged lives.
Author Florence Williams and her daughter discovered they had high levels of toxins—like flame retardants—in their bodies. Getting rid of the chemicals was harder than they expected.
In New England, a community program matches college-savvy parents with first-generation college-bound students to help them navigate the overwhelming application process.
Why naturalists and their linguistic allies fight to keep the language that gives us our sense of place from falling out of modern dictionaries.
From strangers on the street to Muslim refugees—why we should embrace the humanity of people we may fear.
Like many African Americans, Lakisha David wanted to trace the roots of her family, who for years were documented only as property. Here’s how she did it.
From Gaza’s colorful neighborhood to its underground theater, resistance is an art.