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Dec 27, 2014 03:00 AM ET
A new study looks at the kind of hard-charging workers who don't even know how to let the holiday season interrupt their efforts. If you pass up holiday pie for working late, you may be a workaholic. Julian explains why this is a bad thing.
Dec 30, 2014 08:35 AM ET // Discovery News
From nut rage to free-music foibles to hacked emails, we recall the troubles of some of 2014's high-profile, and deeply apologetic, people.
Nov 18, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Annalee Newitz, iO9
Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Then, abruptly, these proto-cities were abandoned for millennia.
Nov 10, 2014 12:10 PM ET
Hipsters are hard to define precisely, but we think we know them when we see them. Now mathematics has found a way to explain why hipsters end up being, well, just one more group conforming with norms.
Oct 22, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Heath Rezabek, Icarus Interstellar
This Fall, interstellar aspirations seem to be in the air with the release of the movie Interstellar and game Civilization: Beyond Earth -- what does this tell us about society?
Oct 7, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Some Americans live as Europeans do, while other people around the world live in cities with very eccentric layouts.
Sep 29, 2014 01:04 PM ET
Since 1960, the number of people who have never been married has steadily risen. What's causing so many people to eschew saying "I do"?
Sep 17, 2014 11:15 AM ET // Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
The Global Well-Being Index gauges people's perceptions of their well-being by looking at financial status and other factors.
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