Story of the Day
Jul 9, 2014 — A racing mind and a pounding heart aren't all bad — the stress response can help humans and other animals deal with the unexpected. So what makes a vital system, which evolved to help us, turn toxic?
Jul 8, 2014 — Was "I think I can" the grandmother of "lean in?" Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but in some versions of the story the protagonist was male.
Jul 6, 2014 — In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.
Jul 5, 2014 — Judy and James Lee's lives revolve around providing 24-hour care to their 16-year-old son. As they get older, they worry about who will eventually take care of him.
Jul 4, 2014 — Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?
Jul 3, 2014 — The U.S. is returning unaccompanied minors to their home countries. But life in Guatemala, where many of them are from, is so hard, they say they'll keep trying until they succeed.
Jul 2, 2014 — When salaries are transparent, it changes the dynamic between workers and the boss — and among workers themselves.
Jul 1, 2014 — Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.
Jun 30, 2014 — Curators at the September 11 Memorial and Museum came up with a novel solution to the problem of interpreting the tragedy. They put a computer algorithm in charge of an exhibit. But is it objective?
Jun 29, 2014 — The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.