Gender Stereotypes Banned in British Advertising
It’s a Girl! It’s a Boy! And for the Gender-Reveal Cake, It May Be the End
See the Wildest Hats from the Royal Ascot
Can music heal our national divisions?
Bacha Posh – Afghan daughters living as sons
Harmony – and emotion. Herbie Hancock & Jacob Collier.
Music in Mongolian nomad culture
Led not into temptation: pope approves change to Lord’s Prayer
Led by Donkeys show their faces at last: ‘No one knew it was us’
Beyond Queen’s stomp-stomp-clap: Concerts and computer science converge in new research
The Mystery of Business Casual
The 10 Most Bizarre Royal Etiquette Rules
An English Husband, a Culture Clash, and Advice for Meghan Markle
How to Be Sociable
Don’t misread Darwin: for humans, ‘survival of the fittest’ means being sympathetic
Book subtitles are getting ridiculously long. What is going on?
When in Rome, don’t dress as a centurion, say city authorities
Digging their heels in: women wage war on footwear dress codes
The bias hiding in your library
Work Songs of the Cowboy Poets
Becoming a Woman Before Their Eyes
Traditional Dresses as Resistance
On ‘Pose,’ dancing isn’t just about self-expression. It’s a survival skill for trans women.
A Sikh airman petitioned the Air Force to let him wear a turban and beard. He just won.
A tailor explains Trump’s style disaster
The dancing species: how moving together in time helped make us human
Music helps to build the brains of very premature babies
I looked at 100 best-selling picture books: female protagonists were largely invisible
Writing your own wedding vows: How five women put their love and commitment into words
Oxytocin: Facts About the ‘Cuddle Hormone’
Masterpiece: The Making Of Migrant Mother
How Ian McKellen Acts With His Eyes
Anatomy Of Anatomy Of A Murder
How the cute Pikachu is a chocolate milkshake for the brain
How a mother’s voice shapes her baby’s developing brain
Stitch-up: online sewing community at war over cultural appropriation
Experience: I woke up from a coma speaking French
Sikh school bus driver reported years of harassment over his turban and beard
In opera, small is the new grand: The revamped In Series shows the way
Rufus Wainwright on Performing “Hallelujah” with Choir!ChoirChoir! at the 911 Memorial
Why Won’t My Kid Stop Pretending to Be a Lion?
School music lessons should cover hip-hop and grime, says charity
Can Reading Books Improve Your Mental Health?
The puzzle of beauty
What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life relationships
Reading with toddlers linked to reduced harsh parenting, enhanced child behavior
Is Streetwear a Tool of Self-Expression in China?
Dance seems to be the ultimate frivolity. How did it become a human necessity?
Wearing a Suit Makes You More Powerful (But Not in the Way You Think)
Why Do Schools Read Everyone’s Name at Graduation?
Sikhs call headpiece sold by Gucci disrespectful mimicry
The five-paragraph fetish
Much More Than a Blow-Dry: Women Reveal How They Really Feel About Their Hair
How some words don’t stand the test of time
Vanity Is Not a Deadly Sin. It’s One of Life’s Last Vital Signs.
The black Muslim female fashion trailblazers who came before model Halima Aden
How female protagonists have changed – and stayed the same – in young adult fiction
Does wearing a school uniform improve student behavior?
Why Pretty Girls May Be Especially Vulnerable to Bullying
Why high school stays with us forever
Firing Up the Neural Symphony
Why having black beauty queens with natural curls matters
Getting in the groove
Why Dancing Is the Best Thing You Can Do For Your Body
A Grown-Up Look At Why Millennials Are Dressing Like Children
A Theory of Style
The Mystery of Babies’ First Words
How a music genre known as black metal came to be related to church burnings
How air guitar became a serious sport
What would you have as your funeral song?
How the hard-man mask can affect a prisoner’s sense of self
Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’
Why People Conform
Participation in the arts raises kids self esteem
The state v. hip-hop
Behind the Cover: A Look Back at a Year Designing The New York Times Magazine
Rom-Coms Were Corny and Retrograde. Why Do I Miss Them so Much?
Duke Ellington’s melodies carried his message of social justice
Chondara – Okinawan Clowns
A high school’s new dress code bans leggings, pajamas and silk bonnets — for parents
In the land of hope and grief
What should we do with the anthems of our racist past?
Yo-Yo Ma’s concert at the border was a beautiful prayer amid an ugly conflict
Go ahead, watch that movie again – research shows you’ll enjoy it more than you think
Young children judge others based on facial features as much as adults do
5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Piano
Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?
Photo: Celebration in Myanmar
Robinson Crusoe at 300: why it’s time to let go of this colonial fairytale
Backstage of a Chinese opera
Is acting hazardous? On the risks of immersing oneself in a role
The funeral as we know it is becoming a relic — just in time for a death boom
Leonardo joined art with engineering
The Evolution of Stereotypical Color-Coded Childhoods
People with a sense of oneness experience greater life satisfaction
Why giant statues of Hindu gods and leaders are making Muslims in India nervous
It Wasn’t ‘Verbal Blackface.’ AOC Was Code-Switching.
Beyond The Summer Of Love, ‘Get Together’ Is An Anthem For Every Season
Superstitious minds: The ‘rituals’ that obsess NHL stars
How black mothers talk to their daughters about skin tone
Empathy is the secret ingredient that makes cooperation – and civilization – possible
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Prison arts programs produce change that no audit can measure
Dance with the devil: the colourful Mexican art form that summons demons
The math of how crickets, starlings and neurons sync up
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School music report reveals cuts, inequality and demoralised teachers
An 80-year-old janitor comes to work expecting to clean. Instead, nearly 800 students sing him happy birthday.
Photo: Child w skateboard
‘It’s a silent conversation’: authors and translators on their unique relationship
To boost your self-esteem, write about chapters of your life
Associating colors with vowels? Almost all of us do!
Vending Machines Dispense Short Stories in London’s Canary Wharf
A ‘million word gap’ for children who aren’t read to at home
Photo: Girl pretending to be a queen
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Men Are Changing. Are Brands Keeping Up?
Gorillas gather around and groom their dead
Anna Delvey, Felicity Huffman, and Lori Loughlin Show the Serious Business of Dressing for Court
Photo: Baby Cowboy
Producing communion wafers is a fine art, blending faith and simple breadmaking
How translation obscured the music and wordplay of the Bible
What is the significance of Friday prayers in Islam?
When Are You Too Old for Music Festivals?
Photo: Silly walk
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The universal design ideal
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Photo – solo
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A beautiful woman dies and a man feels bad: why crime fiction needs a new MO
Photo: Fashion in Real LIfe
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Girls were forced to wear skirts at school to ‘preserve chivalry.’ So they sued — and won.
Photo: Fashion in Real Life
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Why Schools Should Be Organized To Prioritize Relationships
What Does ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ Really Mean?
The Enigma of Beauty
Gender-bending fashion rewrites the rules of who wears what
Learning to fall apart
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Court Forbids Charter School From Requiring Girls to Wear Skirts
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What Makes a Louis Vuitton Sneaker Worth $1,600?
Comics offer radical opportunity to blend scholarship and art
‘Weather’s going to be turnt, right?’: A news team’s experiment in teen slang left viewers ‘cringing’
‘Think of the mothers of sons’: Notre Dame mom begs female students to stop wearing leggings, sparking protests
Photo: A Uniform?
The Dance of Evolution, or How Art Got Its Start
For baby’s brain to benefit, read the right books at the right time
Gesturing related to storytelling style, not nationality, study
Mind melding: Understanding the connected, social brain
How the brain ‘mentalizes’ cooperation
Understanding the New Mormon Temple in Rome
Tears of joy’ may help us maintain emotional balance
The art of the Qur’an’, a rare peek at Islam’s holy text
No one knows how teens listen to music
Neanderthals were people, too
Operating tunes: how music helps surgery
Nicholas Kristof: Want to make a difference? Tell a compelling story.
Six children’s books that use psychological techniques to help kids
Song lyrics or literature? You decide. A selection of notable lyrics from Bob Dylan’s songs over the past 50 years
Social media and the teen brain – how to make it work for them
Soaring Eagle Sentinel: Drum is the heartbeat, song is a prayer
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Screaming fans at pop concerts: part tradition, part primeval roar
Birthdays traditions around the world
Can posters still change the world?
13 amazing coming of age traditions from around the world
“Can’t Means Won’t” – A mother’s mantra
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Photo: Visual Art Telling a Political Story
‘Embarrassing, Stale and Sexist’: Bike Safety Ad in Germany Draws Anger
Photo: Architecture and Sculpture in Real Life
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Ardern says she will never speak name of Christchurch suspect
Photo: Humor Rallying Community
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The Meaning Behind the Many Colors of India’s Holi Festival
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First there was a transgender doll, then one with an amputated leg. Now these dolls with differences are giving kids a boost.
Study Finds Paintings Featuring Blue and Red Hues Sell for the Most Money at Auction
Scientists Played Music to Cheese as It Aged. Hip-Hop Produced the Funkiest Flavor
Sun Bears Mimic Each Other’s Facial Expressions to Communicate
The good guy/bad guy myth
Mood music: how a jaunty pop song can ramp up movie terror
Photo: Architecture in Real Life
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A Sea Change in Plus-Size Fashion
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Photo: Fashion & Ritual in Real LIfe
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How The Very Hungry Caterpillar Became a Classic
Women can be required to wear something that’s painful
A new report shows reading for fun declines between ages 8 and 9. How can we stem the tide?
Photo: Rituals & Fashion in Real Life
Photo: Rituals & Fashion in Real Life
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Time Magazine: The 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time
Photo: Fashion tells the story
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Celebrating Nowruz in Turkey – Rituals in Real Life
Colors – Political Brands – Visual Art in Real Life
Levi’s, Whose Jeans Are a Rugged Symbol of Americana, Prepares to Go Public
The Right Way to Ask, ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?’
Celebrations & Rituals in Real Life
How to master country dressing
How handwriting is back in vogue
Is ‘Hi’ the word of 2017?
Longtime NYT Food Writer Mark Bittman Accused of Stealing Logo From Feminist Newsletter to Launch New Online Magazine
Design & Symbolism in Real LIfe
Sex, power, oppression: why women wear high heels
Color & Design in Real Life
Anuja and Her Mother – Fashion & Ritual in Real Life
Fashion & Ritual in Real Life
How Did the White Picket Fence Become a Symbol of the Suburbs?
These Haunting Red Dresses Memorialize Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
Architecture – in Real Life
Color – in Real Life
Space Design – in Real Life
The Theater of Greeting Rituals
Annual Clown Parade
Mardi Gras Indians
Rituals in Real Life
Theater & Movement in Real Life – SA
Theater & Symbolism in Real Life
Firefight ritual – Lukat Gni
Photos: An Ancient Ceremony to Celebrate the End of Winter
Fashion in Real Life – or a Dog’s Life – SA
Mourning rituals – SA
Rituals build community – SA
Theater in Real Life
Symbolism in Real Life
Protest – Art in Real Life
Is Beauty In The Eyes Of The Colonizer?
How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger
Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’
Actors show different brain activity when in character, study finds
What the Youth Climate Strike Looks Like Around the World
The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked!
Thanking and apologizing: Talk that isn’t cheap
From Henry VIII to the Windsors: inside the power of the royal portrait
Eating from a shared plate encourages cooperation
Would any publisher dare to print Lolita now?
Big stats, human stories change attitudes about global issues
Special effects: How a movie could reduce corruption
Infants’ advances in speech processing play role in language-cognition link
The truth about St. Patrick’s Day
Why Professional Wrestling Should Be in the Theater Conversation
Dancing Indigenous Resistance to Big Oil on Native Lands
Beyond blackface: How college yearbooks captured protest and change
The debate: should Spotify ban R Kelly and Michael Jackson?
Pop Music Lyrics Are More Violent Than Those in Hip-Hop
Music for the Mind: How Music Nurtures Cognitive Development
Palaeolithic art featuring birds and humans discovered
Music was ubiquitous in Ancient Greece. Now we can hear how it actually sounded
Death by Civilization
There is an upside to my toddler’s fright at a friend’s beard
The truth about boys and books: they read less – and skip pages
Life and art in a Victorian worker’s house – in pictures
Alec Soth, a photographer reborn: ‘I realised everything is connected’
Queer Eye’s Tan France: ‘The word gay was never mentioned in my parents’ home’
Music in real life – SA
Fashion in real life
‘I feel judged daily, by everybody’: 16-year-old boys in pictures
Theater & ritual in real life – SA
Music captivates listeners and synchronizes their brainwaves
Team Uniforms – Art in Real Life
Theater in Real Life – SA
How to Dress at Goldman Sachs
How Virginia Woolf Decorated Her Room of One’s Own
Brunello Cucinelli Shares a Few of His Favorite Things The revered fashion designer on objects of inspiration
Photo: Art in Real Life
Power dressing: why female MPs have faced a century of scrutiny
New York City Is Getting 4 More Statues of Remarkable Women
Singing for science: How the arts can help students who struggle most
Dances with whales: the ethereal underwater vistas of an elite freediving team
At the end of the day, think outside the box about clichés
A groove is better with rhythm and harmony, new research shows
The message from the Paris runways is simple: Buy a suit and get to work
Our ability to detect patterns might stem from the brain’s desire to represent things in the simplest way possible
4 things to know about Ash Wednesday
How did reading and writing evolve? Neuroscience gives a clue
Give older children story time to halt fall in young readers, urge experts
You Told Us the Holidays You Would Create. Now It’s Time to Vote.
This elementary school principal reads books on Facebook to ensure her students have a bedtime story
He calls it his ‘freedom song.’ A retired professor wants it to inspire others.
Can the New Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics Unlock the Science of Beauty?
ARL Parenting Tip: I Pledge
ARL Parenting Tip: What you wear on your head can say a lot …
Why Muslim women wear a hijab: 3 essential reads
ARL Parenting Tip: Banners (and Heraldry)
ARL Parenting Tip: Applause
ARL Parenting Tip: Belonging
How science fiction can save us from concrete
Police portraits of criminals from the 19th century – in pictures
SA – Sculpture as symbol
Visual Arts – The Power of that Red Card – SA
Image: Expressing fandom – SA
Could ‘climate delayer’ become the political epithet of our times?
SA – There’s a lot to read in all the symbols
SA: Fashion – What if the pope wore everyday clothing?
Angry? Worried? Stressed out? Just say ‘pyt.’
Image: Power of rituals in sports
How conversations about race and friendship shaped the Cohen hearing
Trump’s defense of Kim Jong Un leads to discord with parents of Otto Warmbier
Poster linking Rep. Ilhan Omar to 9/11 sparks outrage, injuries in W.Va. state Capitol
‘Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again’: An Alabama newspaper editor wants to bring back lynching
Rebirth of the body politic
The Bladensburg Peace Cross sends the message that some citizens are less valued than others
3 tips: How to teach children to watch commercials more closely
Criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s clothes echoes attacks against early female labor activists
You are contagious
Music as a Language: Victor Wooten at TEDx
How playing an instrument benefits your brain
Music Therapy Can Rewire a Broken Brain
‘I Can Be Free Again’; How Music Brings Healing at Sing Sing
Power of the gavel
Ole Miss Basketball Players Kneel During National Anthem as Pro-Confederacy Groups Hold Rally On Campus
Hollywood should know better: You can’t tell evil just by looking
In Milwaukee, Muslim girls’ basketball team courts a broader understanding
Power of appearance
Leveraging drama …
Power of a flag and theater
Power of Fashion & Protest
Celebrating revolution …
Power of theater …
Power of an image ….
Women collect water at Malkohi refugee camp
Max Porter: ‘I love slang, I love hip-hop. I love the proper use of language’
Rhiannon Giddens: ‘I see this album as part of a movement to reclaim black female history’
Joan Baez: ‘Music can move people to do things’
How white became the color of suffrage
The 23 most unforgettable last sentences in fiction
Music as a common language: A Md. teacher reaches students with Ethiopian songs
Erasing the hate: the tattoo shop offering ex-KKK members a fresh start
Forests of the mind
How Metaphor Can Be A Potent Tool in Fostering Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
Using Terms like ‘Mother Nature’ Can Get People to Be More Green
The Great Fire of London Destroyed The Secret Wardrobe That Held 400 Years of Royal Fashion
Roger Stone usually has style. His outfit after his arrest shows a deflated man.
British doctors may soon write prescriptions for dance, art or music lessons
Iris Murdoch on Storytelling, Why Art Is Essential for Democracy, and the Key to Good Writing
In 2018, Wigs Became the Mane Attraction
Music evokes powerful positive emotions through personal memories
More Evidence That Trained Musicians Are Superior Thinkers
How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Plain Black Jacket Became a Controversy
ALL CAPS, all the time: why are so many shows bombarding us with giant fonts?
How tattoos went from subculture to pop culture
In Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, language is power
Serena Williams’ catsuit controversy evokes the battle over women wearing shorts
Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece?
How wonder works
Traditional storytelling meets new media activism in Iran
How ‘bling’ makes us human
I’ve worn a hijab for decades. Here’s why I took it off.
How make-up swatches became a political battleground
Burqa comments like Boris Johnson’s are pushing Muslims to reassert their identity
How Does Art Propel People to Talk to One Another
Zebra Finches Dream a Little Dream of Melody
How Do the Arts Promote Social Change?
The Ancient Origins of Art
Giving kids plates with segments and pictures caused them to eat more vegetables
Music Reduces Pain – Even in Newborns
Face Tattoos Go Mainstream
Parents can promote gender equality and help prevent violence against women. Here’s how
The Fight for the One-Piece Swimsuit Emoji
Mixing science and art to make the truth more interesting than lies
Baby talk words build infants’ language skills, study shows
The chords of the universe
Somali songs reveal why musical crate digging is a form of cultural archaeology
Confronting the quintessential high-school question: be yourself or conform to the group?
Millennial Reading Habits Have Changed the Definition of a Classic
Scientists Identify Precisely Why the Best Poems are Pleasing
From Workwear to $2,000 Luxury, Jeans Tell a Quintessentially American Story of Class Aspiration
Why Looks Still Matter as Women Gain Power
Should you tell your daughter she’s beautiful?
It didn’t take long for the Windsors to strip Meghan Markle of her sparkle
The songs that help a mother camel accept her baby after a painful childbirth
For Epileptics, Mozart May Be Medicinal
Your Stars and Stripes T-Shirt Technically Violates the Flag Code
Mister Rogers Used His Sweaters and Shoes to Send a Message
Why are Russians so stingy with their smiles?
What’s involved in designing World Cup jerseys?
Why People Are Wearing White to Saturday’s Immigration Protests
The tortured history of action-film heroines and their high heels. (‘Jurassic World,’ anyone?)
Why Are There Laws That Restrict What People Can Wear to the Polls?
How Soccer Players’ Hair Became So Influential
Trump, Kim, and the War of Images
The seductive power of uniforms and cult dress codes
The great movie scenes: Hitchcock’s Psycho and the power of jarring music
Perp Walk Politics: The Downsides of the Blue Carpet
Scientists find secret behind sweet sound of Stradivarius violins
How one ‘Rosie the Riveter’ poster won out over all the others and became a symbol of female empowerment
Pharrell is onto something: Dressing for success means deviating from the norm
Singing in a Choir Can Boost Your Mindfulness
There is New Evidence that Music Lessons Boost Kids’ Cognitive Skills
How Music Can Fight Prejudice
Cheeseburger or salad? How music volume impacts your decision
Why women keep turning to the Middle Ages for liberation from stifling fashions
From ‘macaronis’ to mohawks, men’s fashion has always been political
It’s Still Legal to Ban Dreadlocks in the Workplace
Our brains are obsessed with being social
Bangladeshi rappers wield rhymes as a weapon, with Tupac as their guide
The songs of the wolves
Reading and singing to preemies helps parents feel comfortable with their fragile babies
Who Picks Out the Playlists You Hear While Shopping?
‘It’s just a dress’: Teen’s Chinese prom attire stirs cultural appropriation debate
‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’: The story behind the ‘black national anthem’ that Beyoncé sang
In Brazil, patients risk everything for the ‘right to beauty’
The rare sight of women wearing glasses in Korea speaks to its unjust beauty norms
Why do we care about Trump’s body language? It’s more honest than his words.
Never have words meant so little for a generation of politicians
War and pleas: propaganda posters from 20th century Australia – in pictures
“We didn’t belittle Western art”: Simon Schama responds to critics of Civilisations
Meghan Markle Keeps Breaking Royal Fashion Protocol, As Well She Should
For Artists, Traumatic Childhoods Can Lead to More Intensive Creative Experiences
Barbara Bush: Soft Power in Fake Pearls
James Comey Still Looks the Part
Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s Baby Nails the Capitol Hill Dress Code
Greta Gerwig? Agnès Varda? How T-shirts are doing their bit for #TimesUp
Not your Tibetan Buddhism
A Note to the Classically Insecure
The way you see colour depends on what language you speak
Why remembering matters for healing
A Psychological Explanation for the Appeal of Karaoke
Art is in the eye of the beholder
No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders
Why are fewer and fewer Americans fixing their noses?
How beards put a brave face on threatened masculinity
Expressive Eyebrows May Have Given Modern Humans an Evolutionary Edge
Why Mark Zuckerberg Wore a Suit for His Congressional Testimony
How Coded Language And Emojis Are Helping China’s Feminists Skirt Censorship
Metaphors can change our opinions in ways we don’t even realize
The rules of written English no longer apply to millennials on social media
Bowhead whales, the ‘jazz musicians’ of the Arctic, sing many different songs
Researchers learn the social function of babies’ babbling
What Not To Wear To A Funeral, According To Etiquette Experts
Kids see words and faces differently from adults
In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell
Baby talk isn’t silly. It’s a serious way of learning.
In the gap between writer and reader the novel comes to life
10 Smiles and What They Mean
Changing Rituals: A Conversation with Nancy Jo Sales
Mormons’ Weekly Family Ritual Is an Antidote to Fast-Paced Living
How Baby Birds Learn to Duet
Why Protesters Love Costumes
School Shootings as Theater
Certain smiles aren’t all they’re cracked up to be
Rick Owens on What Makes a Man
After the niqab: what life is like for French women who remove the veil
Children with facial difference have a lot to teach us about body image
New Research Shows That Neanderthals Were Artists
How we can design the music of our emotions
Did humans speak through cave art? Ancient drawings and language’s origins
The Songs That Bind
Newborn babies who suffered stroke regain language function in opposite side of brain
Senegal’s rappers continue to ‘cry from the heart’ for a more just society
Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language
Can’t get an image out of your head? Your eyes are helping to keep it there.
Story of the Canadian Flag
In Post-Taliban Kabul, Haircuts Are an Expression of Freedom
Everything You Ever Idly Wondered About Spa Music During a Massage
Where Do Figure Skating Costumes Come From?
Confabulation: why telling ourselves stories makes us feel ok
Singing Changes Your Brain
3 Ways to Use the Power of Sound to Soothe Your Brain & Body
Choreography for the Birds
From shifting perspectives to shaping scenes, how sound design can carry a film
Why people collect art
What did Jesus wear?
People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it
The red and green specialists: why human colour vision is so odd
Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms Brought the Ideals of America to Life
Why a well-crafted melody has the power to colonise your mind
How Muslim Women Use Fashion To Exert Political Influence
Canada’s National Anthem Becomes Becomes Gender Neutral
Re-Conceptualizing Sacred Spaces
Morbid? No – Coco is the latest children’s film with a crucial life lesson
They grew up poor. They had to learn the rules of being rich
Arts-Rich Preschool Readies Kids for Learning
Looking to Fiction for Insights on Suicide
Congresswomen on Why They’ll Wear Black to the State of the Union
The Perils Of Using Fashion For Protest
Getting in the groove
What do clothes say?
I Grew Up Poor, But Wanted to Dress Like I Wasn’t
What Music Do Americans Love the Most? 50 Detailed Fan Maps
You Are What You Hear
How Comic Books Can Make Kids (and Adults) Smarter
There’s a lot more to conversation than words. What really happens when we talk
Good Manners in Evolutionary Perspective
Rocky Horror allegations throw a spotlight on acting boundaries, on and off stage
The Rich and Royal History of Purple, the Color of 2018
Look Out for “Time’s Up” Pins on the Golden Globes Red Carpet
Don’t Call It Street Style
What’s the Fastest Color? Olympic Speedskaters Now Say Blue
Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?
Christmas earworms: the science behind our love-hate relationship with festive songs
The Desirability of Storytellers
Long Horn Miao ethnic minority group
Keeping you current ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Prompts Osaka to Cut Ties with San Francisco
Even if you only have 5 minutes, here’s how to read aloud with kids of all ages every day
Pinups in the Post-Weinstein World
Liberals Love to Laugh – Conservatives – Not So Much
The Hidden Signals in Corporate Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies
Nodding raises likability and approachability
Clothes Make the Con Man
You Look Like a Morrissey Fan
11 Things You Wanted to Know About My Turban But Were Too Afraid to Ask
Walt Whitman on Beethoven and Music as the Profoundest Expression of Nature
How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight
Buzz Cuts Are the Ultimate Sign of Female Power
Tantrums over tiaras … how to navigate the latest gender minefield
How architecture shapes our cities – and our lives
10 Reasons To Love Street Art
10 Graffiti Terms to Remember
Salary negotiation scripts for any job
My daughter got her first catcall, and I didn’t know what to tell her
Friday essay: why grown-ups still need fairy tales
How Gender Nonconforming People Approach Fashion
Do birdsong and human speech share biological roots?
The Myth of Specialness
The 23-Year-Old Who Dresses African Soccer Teams
Punctuation in text messages helps replace cues found in face-to-face conversations
Rough, smooth or deep: why the sound of a voice is multisensory
The Rich and Horrifying World of Toddler Makeup Tutorials
Clothes may make the person, but costumes make the character — just ask any actor
Designing better ballots
‘He’s Pavlov and we’re the dogs’: How associative learning really works in human psychology
Bringing ‘Wonder’s’ lessons of empathy and inclusion to life for students
From the fringes to the frontline
Dressing to Play a Power Woman
Making (and Seeing) Dance in the Politicized World
The great swindle
The Costume Institute takes On Catholicism
Meet the People Who Listen to Podcasts at Super-Fast Speeds
How to Raise a Reader
New Barbie Is Modeled After American Olympian Who Wears a Hijab
Five Ways Music Can Make You a Better Person
Trump and Putin’s Matching Shirts, Explained
British Magazine Apologizes “Unreservedly” for Photoshopping Lupita Nyong’o’s Hair
Shepard Fairey: Have we lost the ‘street’ in street art?
Proust’s ear for music, and the ineffable in art
Mosaic and the new frontiers of narrative
Pop perfection: What makes a song a classic?
A New Theory as to Why We Love Sad Music
First-of-its-kind study finds music therapy lowers anxiety during surgical breast biopsies
Autism: Relational factors in music therapy
‘Disrespecting’ China’s National Anthem Now Carries Three-Year Jail Term
I Miss My Army Uniform
The music in you
One more time
Music is not for ears
Viewfinder: A Harvey Weinstein Effigy in England
Paul Manafort’s wardrobe tells you all you need to know about power and style in the 1980s
The science of fright: Why we love to be scared
Best photos of the day: Mexican Catrinas and 245 bridge jumpers
Thousands join Barcelona rally against Catalan independence
‘Handmaids’ protest Pence in Denver
Mississippi students allowed to read To Kill a Mockingbird – with a parent’s note
Mystery attacks chopping women’s hair raise panic in Kashmir
Parents’ early word choices can widen STEM gender gap
Obsession with Beauty – TedX Talk
Why care about a shoe emoji? Because women’s fashion has real implications for our lives.
Making Diwali our own, and passing it on
What school dress codes have to do with Harvey Weinstein
Where Does the ‘Thumbs-Up’ Gesture Really Come From?
Musicians Have Superior Memories
Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day
Stephen Greenblatt On How The Story Of Adam And Eve Shaped History
In Texas, Homecoming Mums Are a Team Effort
All the Women’s Shoe Emoji Are High Heels
Judge People By Their Looks? We All Do It—Here’s How to Do It More Fairly
Where Priests Get Their Clothes
Why Do Members of the Alt-Right Love Polos and Khakis So Much?
When Image Is Everything
Brands Want Students to Sell to Each Other
Baltimore middle-schoolers’ viral rendition of ‘Rise Up’ helps soothe a troubled nation
With Color and Fury, Anti-American Posters Appear in North Korea
Baby talk in any language: Shifting the timbre of our voices
Our brain omits grammatical elements when it has limited resources
14 Street Art Terms—Illustrated!
Vogue View: The Political Power Of Street Art
The Radical Street Art of Havana’s Youth
The Secret Liquor History of Nursery Rhymes
Donna Karan Blames Women’s Clothing Choices Instead of Harvey Weinstein
Why Poetry Is a Refuge for Your Brain
The Case for ‘Thoughts and Prayers’—Even If You Don’t Believe in God
How Da Vinci ‘Augmented Reality’ — More Than 500 Years Ago
Gabon’s political force is its thriving hip-hop scene
New York subway breakdancing goes above ground – and gets legit
Festival of Sukkot
Designing a dictatorship: North Korean graphics – in pictures
Perspective If we can’t gather for a concert without fear for our lives, we are doomed
The Power of Vulnerability
How to Cultivate Belonging in a Divided Culture
Should a Tattoo Artist Tell You the Tattoo You’re Asking for Is a Terrible Idea?
Psychiatrist recommends allowing children to dress to express themselves this Halloween
In Springfield, Dr. Seuss is at center of a cultural clash
The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world
A History of American Protest Music: This is the Hammer That Killed John Henry
Something universal occurs in the brain when it processes stories, regardless of language
In Europe, History – and the Populist Politics Over Women’s Dress – Repeats Itself
Tights, Tutus and ‘Relentless’ Teasing: Inside Ballet’s Bullying Epidemic
10 Steps To Guide Children Without Punishment
I stopped forcing my kids to say thank you, and they learned true gratitude
What songbirds could teach us about constructive tweeting
Photos From Catalonia’s Independence Vote
Decoration or distraction: the aesthetics of classrooms matter, but learning matters more
Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone
Meet the Arlington teenager who is helping turn formerly homeless people into patrons of art
Here are 18 of the week’s best photos
How do children construct views of themselves?
The Dress: Honoring Tradition
“Just tell me what to say!” 3 Guiding Principles for Parents
How Theater & Philosophy Rehabilitate Prisoners Better Than Harsh Sentences
Happy Birthday Confucius
To Heighten Creativity, Take a Good Look at Your Selves
Choral Singing Boosts Mindfulness
How the Vietnam War Fueled the Popular Art of an Era
Can Art Be Universal?
Why Mythologies Like Adam and Eve Are Such Good Thinking Tools
Aggression from Other Kids: 6 Steps To Help Your Child Find His Voice
The fascinating history of the word “hobbit”
Why theater is 2017’s most politically powerful art form
Visual attention drawn to meaning, not what stands out
Consumers loved ‘all-natural’ — until Trix cereal lost its neon-bright glow
Clues to Prehistoric Cave Painters Remain Scant
A Mix of Tradition and Trend in Kabul
5 easy way to get kids talking at the table. Because “uh huh” and “I don’t remember” don’t do much for conversation.
Switzerland shocked by Muslim teens who refused to shake hands with female teachers
Why Japan is losing its battle against statues of colonial-era ‘comfort women’
These are the most popular wedding songs in America — and the ones your state loves
How Audiobooks Are Becoming an Art Form Unto Themselves
Angry about Donald Trump? Stop protesting and start writing.
America needs the humanities more than ever. So why have we abandoned them?
Symbolism on stage
Quiz: Can you guess the authors from their ‘favorite’ words?
Taking the Knee
The Science Behind Our Search for Waldo
Are ‘peticures’ – fake nails for animals – ever a good idea?
Garçon! Some outdated, embarrassing phrases, por favor
Dead casual: why people are dressing down for their own funerals
Nigel Farage ridiculed over video of him delivering letter to BBC
Dotard or Rocket Man – who said what in the Trump v Kim Jong-un war of words?
China finds its own Top Gun and Rambo in wave of patriotic movies
‘Tell people seeing these photos we suffer a lot’: the struggle for food – in pictures
Mexico City Rescuers
The Signature Style for Directors, from Darren Aronofsky to Spike Lee
We Need to Develop Character Instead of Celebrity
How Reading Rewires Your Brain for More Intelligence and Empathy
When Adolescents Want Tattoos or Piercings
The great cover up: why we’re all dressing modestly now
Is there a protest message in your new jacket’s pocket? You’ve been shop-dropped
The Dance of the Grebes
Fiction: The books that made me … Jonathan Franzen: ‘I defy anyone to finish it without wetting the pages with tears’
Babies can learn that hard work pays off
Comics captured America’s growing ambivalence about the Vietnam War
When Culture and Identity Collide at The Dinner Table
The Psychology of Color
7 Types of Pain Directly Linked to Your Emotions
Readers of the world unite
Does starting puberty change how girls learn?
Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion
Experts Weigh In on the Meaning and Importance of Authenticity in a Child’s Life
This dance is taken: Hundreds of male frog species change colors around mating time
Obesity Isn’t a Personal Choice. It’s a Cultural Decision.
How a Black Lives Matter activist took the stage and got Trump supporters to listen at last weekend’s DC rally
Of thee they sing with feeling
Children Used to Learn About Death and Damnation With Their ABCs
A father put on a clown mask to punish his 6-year-old. Now he’s charged with inducing panic.
The most important ways parents can prepare children for school
A Challenge: Realistic Costume Design for “The State’s” ISIS
It’s been 50 years since Britain left. Why are so many African judges still wearing wigs?
What BoJack Horseman’s Clothes Reveal About Its Characters
How Bach Will Save Your Soul: German Philosopher Josef Pieper on the Hidden Source of Music’s Supreme Power
Trailblazing Astronomer Maria Mitchell on How We Co-Create Each Other and Recreate Ourselves Through Friendship
‘It was impossible to write about anything else’: how musicians have – finally – tackled the refugee crisis
Traditions Revived at a Tribal Culture Camp
The Challenge of Developing an Academic Curriculum That Addresses Social Emotional Learning
Why Peggy Noonan’s Use Of ‘Shonda’ Is A Shonda
This child sat for the pledge — so his teacher ‘violently’ snatched him from his chair, he says
During Vietnam War, music spoke to both sides of a divided nation
This Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls
Why Children Get Gifts on Christmas: A History
Turn-of-the-Century Kid’s Books Taught Wealthy, White Boys the Virtues of Playing Football
Centuries in Sorry: Reparations begin in the body
Arts in Real Life: Image
Acclaimed Musicians Sting and J. Ralph Spread Social Justice Through Song
When music makes male faces more attractive
How Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Parent
This old Catholic ritual is giving Brazil’s economy a small boost, one Virgin Mary statuette at a time
Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling
Could Your Favorite Stories Permanently Change Your Brain?
For worriers, expressive writing cools brain on stressful tasks
How everyday language casually stigmatises obesity – and what to do about it
We Legitimize the ‘So-Called’ Confederacy With Our Vocabulary, and That’s a Problem
Scientists list 50 terms you may be confusing
Cooperation driven by reciprocity, not conformity
Brain Composer: ‘Thinking’ melodies onto a musical score
Imagination is ancient
At the beauty salon, Dominican-American women conflicted over quest for straight hair
In the golden age of TV, the existential-animation is king
Are these clowns really gang members? Juggalos protest FBI’s label
The Dodgy Origins of Dorothy Parker’s Famous Martini Quote
The short pledge we recite has a long story
A Neurological Defense Of Aestheticism: Why Our Brains Crave Beauty
Interpreting Genius: A Conversation with Holly Maniatty
The coming-of-age con
Got Writer’s Block? Try Listening to Happy Music
A U.K. Store Will Stop Labeling Its Kids Clothes as “Boys” and “Girls.” But It’s Not About the Kids.
Patterns of Barcelona: photographer captures symmetry of city facades – in pictures
Meet the Sikh politician who might ‘out-Trudeau Justin Trudeau’
You can tell if someone is attracted to you by their voice
When Protest Signs Become Art
A New Skin Lightening Procedure Is Short on Evidence
A Baby Wails, and the Adult World Comes Running
‘We Shall Overcome’ Verse Not Under Copyright, Judge Rules
Gender War, Aisle 3: Unisex Kids’ Clothes Stir British Backlash
Review: In ‘Spettacolo,’ a Tuscan Town Where All the World’s a Stage
Trump Gifts From Saudi Arabia: Tiger Fur Robes and Chiffon Dresses
A Mosque Was Bombed. What to Do With the Shoes Left Behind?
Their Identities Denied, Afghan Women Ask, ‘Where Is My Name?’
Afghan Anger Simmers Over U.S. Leaflets Seen as Insulting Islam
The No Fun League Tries to Loosen Up
Why So Many ’90s Heartthrobs Had the Same Hair
Viewfinder: A Welcoming Ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens
7 People Whose Words Changed the Course of History
Booty’ Is The Funniest Word In The English Language, Study Says
Are you part of a social group? Making sure you are will improve your health
Faustin Linyekula: Remember His Name (and Country and Past)
Detroit redefined: city hires America’s first official ‘chief storyteller’
Change Your Parenting: Get Me Re-Write!
Lively tunes boost sales in crowded stores
Why Muslims celebrate Eid twice a year: 6 questions answered
Explaining the Muslim pilgrimage of hajj
Equipping Young Leaders to Take on the 32 Most Important Issues of Our Time
Otters learn by copying each other
The most peculiar injury risk in college football: 10 hours a day in dress shoes
The Sisterhood of the Exact Same Pants
People Have A Whole Lot Of Feelings About This Sorority’s Recruitment Video
National anthem protests in Boston sports: risky and rare
Totes annoying: words that should be banned
Makeup for men: will blokes ever go big for bronzer?
How Curious George’s Creators Saved The Beloved Monkey From The Nazis
Country stars stay quiet about politics these days, but Charlottesville may be the tipping point
Prada-owned label pulls yellow star clothing amid criticism
Neo-Nazis are using fashion in an attempt to normalize. The fashion industry needs to speak up.
Chador in, hijab out: Iran VP’s wardrobe draws criticism
The fashionable woman in the Islamic attire
The artifacts and stories that brought the African American museum to life
War or peace? With anthems, violence wins.
Flagging good design
See how inauguration license plates have changed over the years
A humble skirt worn by an enslaved child finds a place in history
Alec Baldwin’s Trump Impression is a Technical Marvel
Carine Roitfeld, Amanda De Cadenet and More on Persuasion
Tina Barney’s Favorite Things
Arundhati Roy’s Favorite Things
Tori Amos’s Favorite Things
French President Macron has spent $30,000 on makeup services in just 3 months
In 2017, Even Stock Art Is Being Politicized
Can Real Life Compete With an Instagram Playground?
When Your Toddler Hits You: A Script
Gutsy Third Person Self-Talk Utilizes Your Vagus Nerve
Tackling the “Vocabulary Gap” Between Rich and Poor Children
Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain
To Diane Arbus, Every Portrait Was A Self Portrait
Threatened languages and how people relate to them: a Cameroon case study
Writing — and reading — for the ear
Young children’s sense of self is similar to that of adults
Reader Idea | Before Tackling Shakespeare, Students Analyze Puzzling Photos
Welcome, Please Remove Your Shoes
Back-to-School Clothes, Back in the U.S.S.R.
A story is like a black box – you put the reader in there: George Saunders on storytelling
Black stories matter: on the whiteness of children’s books
Islam’s forgotten bohemians
Forgotten songs and memories: Scottish folklore is on the brink of being lost
I am not a story
How Music Changes Your Child’s Brain for the Better
Before babies understand words, they understand tones of voice
How the human brain detects the ‘music’ of speech
Singing death: why music and grief go hand in hand
The brains of newborns distinguish between caresses
Social cues are key to vocal learning in birds and babies
A song’s structure can be linked to its popularity
The parlance of pilots
The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood
The Best Signs From the Massive Counterprotest in Boston
Unraveling the Mystery of the “Armenian Stonehenge”
‘Casey at the Bat’ Leaves a Lot of Unanswered Questions
New study shows how exposure to a foreign language ignites infants’ learning
Physics of bubbles could explain language patterns
Humans imitate in unique ways: Comparing children and bonobos
Verse by verse, whales learn songs like humans
Well-designed visual aids improve risk understanding
How rhyming helps reading
Even babies can tell who’s the boss
Deconstructing the symbols and slogans spotted in Charlottesville
Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play
How infant directed speech shapes your child’s development
Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content, and not with noise
The color of people’s clothing affects lizard escape behavior
Taboo words’ impact mediated by context, listeners’ likelihood of being offended
Transgender TV characters have the power to shape audience attitudes
Singing may be good medicine for Parkinson’s patients
Child’s home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills
Explainer: what is Dance Movement Psychotherapy?
Computer scientists use music to covertly track body movements, activity
Eye patterns in children: The development of anxiety and emotion
Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making
Kids learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with humans than human-like animals
Your Name Might Shape Your Face, Researchers Say
Cosplayers Use Costume To Unleash Their Superpowers
Sun and Moon: Stunning Illustrations of Celestial Myths by Ten of India’s Greatest Indigenous Artists
Minority histories of the Indian national flag
Why Ted Cruz’s Facial Expression Makes Me Uneasy
Why the German language has so many great words
Birdsong has inspired humans for centuries: is it music?
The bitter consolation of imitation
Friday essay: political cartooning – the end of an era
How Color Vision Came to the Animals
Pro golf is telling women how to dress. It’s none of their business.
Morning Mix Robert E. Lee discouraged monuments. They ‘keep open the sores of war,’ he wrote.
Politics Why those Confederate soldier statues look a lot like their Union counterparts
Pantone creates ‘Purple Rain’ hue to honor Prince
Do Men and Women Really Want Genderless Fashion?
What shall I do with the sympathy cards people sent when my baby died?
‘It’s only hair!’ I hear you cry – my baby son’s hair-cutting ceremony
How Novelist Kwame Alexander Hooks Teens on Poetry
Indescribable you: Can novelists or psychologists better capture the strange multitude of realities in every human self?
Soundscapes in the past: Adding a new dimension to our archaeological picture of ancient cultures
How do birds get their colors?
What Parents Can Do to Nurture Good Writers
Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain
Arts engagement can help counter divisions in society
Protests in France against the fashion for thinness – archive, 1924
What do our possessions say about us? – in pictures
Newborn baby development has been vastly underestimated, our study shows
Watching children learn how to lie
School uniform policies need to accommodate students’ cultural practices
Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopause
Our brains synchronize during a conversation
Colin Firth’s Shirt: Jane Austen and the Rise of the Female Gaze
How ‘I Do’ Became Performance Art
Callista Gingrich’s hair is a fabulous shout-out to a mythic Washington
Why it matters to transform parent involvement from early childhood to primary school
How building your child’s spoken word bank can boost their capacity to read
What the NYT Chief Fashion Critic Really Thinks About Leggings
How to Dress Down Like a Power Player
The Rhythms That Make Elephant Seals Run or Fight
How Social Bias Can Transfer From One Generation To The Next
Study provides insight into children’s race and gender identities
Study: Children can ‘catch’ social bias through nonverbal signals expressed by adults
New study shows how exposure to a foreign language ignites infants’ learning
Many people can’t tell when photos are fake. Can you?
Ways to Nurture a Positive Body Image In Kids
Language development starts in the womb
The strangely suggestive power of birdsong
Horses can read human faces
What the music you hate says about you
The dark side of music
OMG! In text messages punctuation conveys meaning
Creativity and the brain: what we still don’t know
The benefits of the ukelele on kids attitude
Why conservatives prefer nouns
Shared knowledge of songs bonds children
More evidence the color green sparks creativity
Creativity, emotions and the brain
Musicians are more likely to use psychotherapy
Posture inspires in passion
Group drumming bangs away at anxiety and depression
More evidence of the psychological benefits of choral singing
You are what you read
The lasting effects of bullying
For scientists, attractiveness has its advantages
Music teachers believe a lot of myths
Euphemisms affect parents’ attitudes toward corporal punishment
The doodler abides
You’re a brand-damaging old flag
What did you see in that painting?
Do unto others? Sure – if they’re in our social circle.
The Thinking Process of the Visual Artist
Attractive students get higher grades
15 unusual college mottos
This language is based only on whistles
What is vocal fry?
Where did the word ‘dude’ come from?
How do you say ‘pecan’?
Everybody in Almost Every Language Says “Huh”? HUH?!
Is linguistics a science?
Telling Is Listening: Ursula K. Le Guin on the Magic of Real Human Conversation
Study shows our faces reveal whether we’re rich or poor
Child literacy: The initiative helping young families read when they cannot afford to buy books
The number of illustrations in storybooks influences children’s word learning
Face-to-face bullying more common than cyberbullying among teenagers
The reverence and revelry of a New Orleans jazz funeral procession
I attend, therefore I am
How we learn to read another’s mind by looking into their eyes
Teaching little girls to lead
When gospel sermons came on the phonograph
Document Deep Dive: The Musical History of “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Why We Set Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July
Thank Sherlock Holmes for the Phrase ‘Smoking Gun’
Creative people have better-connected brains
Oxytocin improves synchronization in leader-follower interaction
Music in the brain: The first imaging genetic study linking dopaminergic genes to music
Mothers and infants connect through song
Music therapy reduces pain in spine surgery patients
Study proposes new theory for evolution of infant-directed song
Learning with music can change brain structure
Humanizing, harmonizing effects of music aren’t a myth
Music at work increases cooperation, teamwork
The story of music is the story of humans
Humans around the world dance to the same beat
A hit love song for toads
How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)
Combatting stereotypes about Appalachian dialects
Global hijabista style, from the Afghan burqa to the cover of a fashion magazine
Laugh and the World Laughs With You. Type ‘Ha,’ Not So Much.
Illuminating the Secret Language of Lightning Bugs Read
Are Trump and British MPs hastening the death of the tie?
How pop music built liberal Britain
Return of the grotesque
From Aesop to doge
Did Easter Island Culture Collapse? The Answer Is Not Simple.
People are intensely loyal to groups which abuse newcomers. Why?
Body language experts see reserve, deference, power plays in Trump-Putin meeting
When reading a book was a group activity
The Comey hearing was Washington’s great fashion show of 2017 — and Comey dressed like its star
Is sleeveless appropriate for Capitol Hill? The problem is no one knows what ‘appropriate’ means.
What Does ‘Community’ Mean?
We Need to Talk About Jimmy Fallon’s Pornstache
Engineered to Deceive
What It Means to Be a Human
Mapping how words leap from brain to tongue
Japanese children learn to write through rhythm
Controlling a single brain chemical may help expand window for learning language and music
Social status of listener alters our voice
Why Are Humans Awkward?
Early humans had to become more feminine before they could dominate the planet
Why did humans evolve such large brains? Because smarter people have more friends
Parent–child value similarity in families with young children: The predictive power of prosocial educational goals
Parents who want their children to be kind are the most successful in passing on all of their values
Taking photos of experiences boosts visual memory, impairs auditory memory
Familiar faces look happier than unfamiliar ones
Why is there so little space for women in jazz music?
Keeping your hat on in Jo’burg: changing times of an Indian migrant milliner
Boyhood violence victims are more likely to commit similar acts on intimate partners
Positive engagement in preschool key to developmental gains
Feelings of power change people’s non-verbal responses to dominance displays
When lovers touch, their breathing and heartbeat syncs, pain wanes, study shows
How the duty to be beautiful is making young girls feel like failures
How to Make Soulful Eye Contact
How to Read Aloud to Children
How a Love of French Art Helped Shape the American Republic
How to Raise a Reader
A Lost Art in the Arctic: Igloo Making
Yiddish Fables As Part of a Kindergarten Curriculum
Why We Need To Abolish The Pledge Of Allegiance Now
Why sad songs say so much
‘Vulgar Tongues’ is pimped out with the dopest research
A great pun is its own reword
t Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken, gets a makeover
Tampa rejects proposal to remove Confederate statue
Meet the globe-trotting hairdresser who helps homeless people look sharp
Do Birds Listen When You Play Music?
Mis-Educating the Young
African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 essential reads
Meet The British Schoolboys Who Wore Skirts To Beat The Heat
Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls
The future is emotional
Building Social & Emotional Intelligence in Children – How to Teach Connection and Civility
Understanding the amazing complexity of sign language
Here’s to the Good Times, and an Open Mind
Holding on to my son’s fading childhood, through music
A girl says her short hair got her soccer team disqualified — so her teammates grabbed scissors
Hand-Me-Downs: The Lasting Power Of A Father’s Sweatshirt
Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now
What is a cult?
Overweight children are excluded from friendships, study finds
Culture affects how people deceive others, say researchers
Scientists improve people’s creativity through electrical brain stimulation
Brain imaging reveals neural roots of caring
Late in life, Fred finds joy – and a ‘rhythm in all things’ – through tap dance
Self-love – not bans – will bring an end to Africa’s bleaching syndrome
The mathematics of music means piano strings can never be in perfect harmony
White coats and mild manners: how to style a good doctor
Making art activates brain’s reward pathway
The psychology of pride
Five-month-old babies know what’s funny
Horse, rhythm-and-music therapies may boost recovery after stroke
What the pupils tells us about language
Music sessions can help millions who struggle to speak to lead a richer life
How the American Flag Pattern Got So Popular
How a journalism class is teaching middle schoolers to fight fake news
Three New Things Science Says About Dads
Why Adolescence Lasts Forever
Lipstick Under My Burkha: when real women take over Indian screens
How arts heal and galvanise the youth of Timor Leste
The Fate of China’s Democracy Goddess
The Feminist Fashion of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
The Unknown Fate of The Painting That Was Too Dangerous For Hitler
The Necklace That Cost Marie Antoinette Her Head
Cushioning, breadcrumbing or benching: the language of modern dating
How Manuel Noriega surrendered to the sanity-destroying power of mallrat music
Jerry Seinfeld, Kesha and the modern etiquette of hugging
Why does American music have so many halls of fame?
‘Strong and stable my arse’: how a campaign poster made my house a tourist attraction
Why rock fans are loyal to the brand – not the band
Are left-handed people more gifted than others? Our study suggests it may hold true for maths
Curious Kids: Who made the alphabet song?
Autonomy and strong female leadership key to success of Indigenous owned Murri School
Manchester, ritual emotion and the healing power of song
Not merely costume: the power and seduction of the Queen’s hats
Friday essay: the wonder of Joyce’s Ulysses
The understated affection of fathers
How Music Can Help You Be More Productive
How Music Can Improve Reading Skills In Children (by Natalie Wilson)
Playground Politics – What Drives Peer Rejection?
Kids and Ramadan: No fast, but a focus on more good deeds
Why Does Every American Graduation Play ‘Pomp and Circumstance’?
Social laughter releases endorphins in the brain
Creative dance can increase social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder
Parents’ Outlook on Life Can Impact Kids’ Behavior Issues
Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence
You don’t see what I see? Visual perception may depend on birthplace and environment
Gorillas Hum and Sing While They Eat to Say, “Do Not Disturb”
Why the dandy is a subversive work of public art
Who needs a perfect language? It’s already perfectly imperfect
First impressions count
False Courage: Why We Pretend We’re Stronger Than We Are
Taking One’s Cue from Others
This British Company Just Banned Beards for Health and Safety Reasons
How Dads Treat Their Daughters Differently Than Sons
Friday essay: the feminist picture book revolution
Beauty, fashion and looking ‘hot’: YouTube’s powerful messages for girls
In defence of grammar pedantry
Friday essay: power, perils and rites of passage – the history of the female tattoo
Inside Artsy’s Quest to Make You Love Art as Much as Music
The Weird Words and Phrases Designers Use to Test Their Fonts
A Movie Poster Body-Shamed Snow White, and Chloë Grace Moretz Was ‘Appalled’
You Look Familiar. Now Scientists Know Why.
Can listening to nature improve how we listen to music?
‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ Is Based on a True Story
Why Your Next Favorite Fictional Protagonist Might Be on the Autism Spectrum
How listening to music in a group influences depression
Song diversity hints at thrushes’ evolutionary past
Here’s Why Melania Trump Wore Black To Meet The Pope
Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered
What Makes a Mountain, Hill or Prairie a ‘Sacred’ Place for Native Americans
Why Americans Smile So Much
The Future of Male Beauty at the Men’s Wear Shows in Paris
Joseph Abboud on ‘Trying to Get Boys to Dress Like Men’
Political Fashion Statements at the Men’s Wear Shows
The Look of the French Election
The Late-Night Fashion Wars
The World Looks Different When You’re Speaking a Second Language
A New Study Looks at Why Kids Reject Other Kids
Seeking a Sense of Belonging in a Divisive Era
The simple action you can take right now to change your life. All you need is a pen.
The Male Romper Has Come to Claim Your Masculinity. Enjoy It.
What That Stunning Photograph of Chelsea Manning Really Shows
Sir Harold Evans’ New Book Is a Master Class in How to Write
How a remote California tribe set out to save its river and stop a suicide epidemic
How playing Wittgensteinian language-games can set us free
Friday essay: caring for country and telling its stories
Friday essay: smile and stay thin – life as a 60s air hostess
What Animals Taught Me About Being Human
We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment
AG directs Malden charter school to stop punishing black students for hairstyles
10 Things Your African American Friends Wish You Understood About Their Hair
How branded yarmulkes combine traditional Jewish values with popular culture
The empathy machine
College Kids Should Major in Leisure
The Sugar High of Political Rhetoric
Study finds that oxytocin enhances conformity
Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness
Democracy needs politeness
Using poetry to bring back memories for people with dementia
Good grief! Losing a friend brings wild birds closer together
Social ties help animals live longer
The mathematics of mind-time
Know thyself to understand others
Tending My Daughter’s Crown
The Hats That Crowned Broadway
American Fashion Has Gotten More Colorful. Here’s What Changed
The Real Reason Grads Wear a Cap and Gown
Better a ‘no’ than no answer at all
How the brain changes when we learn to read
Study shows ‘walking a mile in their shoes’ may be hazardous to your health
The human sense of smell: It’s stronger than we think
Beauty requires thought—study supports philosophical claim
Dissecting the Magic behind the Looking Glass
Handmaid’s Tale Costume Designer Reveals Details You May Not Have Noticed
In brain evolution, size matters – most of the time
Has art ended again?
For some gay parents, Mother’s Day (or Father’s Day) is awkward
Why some images trigger seizures
Changes in Early Stone Age tool production have ‘musical’ ties
Baby whales ‘whisper’ to mothers to avoid predators
Model Looms Are Missing Link in China’s Textile History
New Exhibit Highlights the Art of the Courtroom Sketch
Latest National Report Card Shows Little Student Improvement in Music and Art
Recognizing food brands puts preschoolers at risk for obesity
Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness? An expert delivers her verdict
People with autism can hear more than most—which can be a strength and a challenge
Our uniquely lopsided brain
Group rituals can make us biased against outsiders
Swearing aloud can make you stronger
Filmmakers are making their soundtracks do all the work, and it’s getting a little lazy
Who are Jehovah’s Witnesses?
The future is in interactive storytelling
Languages You Think You Forgot
The Brain Boasts Its Own Social Network
The Brain Can Distinguish between Real and Fake Laughter
Skip the ‘fast fashion,’ and other first-job wardrobe advice from an expert
Singing With, but Not Through, the Nose
The science of laughter – and why it also has a dark side
How wonder works
How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout
Bullies and their victims more likely to want plastic surgery
Why do we like our classes? And each other? Our brain waves tell us, new research shows
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Teens and Depression – Why Teens Are More Vulnerable, and the Risk Factors Parents Need to Know About
See the Good – How to Reinforce Your Child’s Character Strengths
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Homing pigeons share our human ability to build knowledge across generations
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Five myths about the cross
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Two Years Later, We Finally Know Why People Saw “The Dress” Differently
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The Six Main Arcs in Storytelling, as Identified by an A.I.
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Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday
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How One Word Changed The Course Of World War II
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Is It Really A.D.H.D. or Just Immaturity?
How Ants Figured Out Farming Millions of Years Before Humans
Wounded by ‘Fearless Girl,’ Creator of ‘Charging Bull’ Wants Her to Move
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The key to writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning story? Get emotional
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Holi 2017: The Festival of Colors
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Brain stimulation influences honest behavior
Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life
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Don’t Be A Grammar Snob: The Singular ‘They’ Has Been Around For Centuries
A Museum In Germany Is Asking Designers To Give Peace A New Sign
Cave Art Made Over 30,000 Years Ago Suggests New Ideas About Ice Age Culture
One Of Today’s Most Popular Fonts Has A Wild, Centuries-Long History
New Canadian Law Bans Mandatory High Heels At Work
Japan Will Allow Its Schools to Use a Controversial 19th-Century Imperial
A Gentile’s Guide to Keeping Kosher for Passover
Why Is the Pentagon a Pentagon?
From L.A. to Tehran, nose jobs are a rite of passage and a quiet rebellion for many Persian women
Who wears the pants in a relationship matters – especially if you’re a woman
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Overvaluing confidence, we’ve forgotten the power of humility
How a generation of consumptives defined 19th-century Romanticism
The simple idea to make kids more empathetic? Get them reading the news.
The coded language of the alt-right is helping to power its rise
Six things that will help parents incorporate lullabies in the bedtime routine
You Shall Tell Your Child: In Time for Passover, a Journalist Celebrates a Year of Jewish Holidays
Marvel Will Discipline Artist Who Sneaked Political Messages Into X-Men
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Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit?’
Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’
MTV scraps gender-specific categories for movie & TV awards
Why all parents should care about kids and gender
30 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime
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The songs that will get you through your breakup
Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity
Russia Bans a Not-So-Manly Image of Putin
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Can Poetry Revolutionize the Parent-Teacher Conference?
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How Going Blind Showed One Man the Light
Every Joke Falls in One of 11 Categories, Says Founding Editor of The Onion
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Transcending the Brain
Impostor feelings fuel negative mental health outcomes for minority students, study
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A mother’s voice may help stabilize preterm infants
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Trees Have Their Own Songs
How Should Art Address Human Rights?
Parents, it’s time to get out of the way and let your kids just play
Feelings are a better way to discuss architecture than concepts
In the Philippines, the premium placed on height is no tall tale
Touched The body courses with currents of love and desire, pleasure and pain. Can neuroscience alone map this fluid terrain?
Let loose: how the corset is being reclaimed by the fashion industry
How To Easily Boost Each Happy Chemical In Your Brain
19 books to help children find hope and strength in stressful times: A librarian’s list
The National Book Award Finalists in Young People’s Literature
A teen asked his grandmother to her first prom. Too old, said the school.
How Woodrow Wilson’s War Speech to Congress Changed Him – and the Nation
Boys from low income families move less
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Bullies and their victims obsessed with weight-loss
Music therapy reduces pain in spine surgery patients
Motherhood is full of challenges—even for bird supermoms
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HONG KONG Makes New Paths for Urban Art with “HKwalls”
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Researchers find video games influence sexist attitudes
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Cochlear implant success depends on brain circuit organization
How World War I sparked the artistic movement that transformed black America
Marvel executive says emphasis on diversity may have alienated readers
The Uncle Sam ‘I Want YOU’ poster is 100 years old. Almost everything about it was borrowed.
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7 Secrets to a Splendid Seder
‘Age of Empires’: How 2 Dynasties of Art Forged China’s Identity
Nico Muhly on Why Choral Music Is Slow Food for the Soul
Britain’s ‘Legs-it’ scandal was sexist — but they’re still way ahead of us
Some stylists are helping moms accept their postpartum bodies
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Why parents need to teach kids that the lines between right and wrong are blurry
Shakespeare in South African schools: to die, to sleep – or perchance to dream?
The Health Benefits of Decoupling Money and Masculinity
‘Free speech’ is a blunt instrument. Let’s break it up
Americanitis’: The Disease of Living Too Fast
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How to Play Like a Girl
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The Power of Casual Gratitude
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Best Friends Build Shared Memory Networks
How to Talk to Strangers
How to Email. An etiquette update.
Emasculated Men Refuse to Do Chores—Except Cooking
The Cognitive Benefits of Being a Man-Child
The Preschooler’s Empathy Void
Why Morning People Thrive
Traces of Times Lost
Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
The Best Music for Productivity? Silence.
How St. Ives’s Apricot Scrub Plays on People’s Shame
A Short History of the Tomboy
It May Be Unhealthy to Drink Tears
The Casualties of Women’s War on Body Hair
When ‘Good Hair’ Hurts
Protein Powder and the Promise of Transformation
My Pointless Battle Against Puffy Eyes
Should I Keep Spraying This Water on My Face?
How Concealer Covers Up Women’s Labor
Skin-Firming as Self-Flagellation
Is Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome Going to Kill Me?
Inside the Heads of People Who Don’t Like Music
Belly Dancing to Recover From Cancer Treatment
Erasing the ‘Ownership’ Tattoos on Sex-Trafficking Victims
Are Skinny Jeans Going to Kill Me?
6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence
Using Historical Fiction to Connect Past and Present
How Pop Culture Misrepresents Educators
What If Students Only Went to School Four Days a Week?
The Psychological Approach to Educating Kids
Why Passing is Both Controversial and Central to the Trans Community
A brotherly bond — severed by suicide, patched together in poetry
How you are affected by your dinner date
Brain’s ‘GPS’ does a lot more than just navigate
How the electrical activity of the brain gives rise to the rich world of perception
Cold symptoms feel worse when people feel lonely
Study shows most teenage friendships doomed to fail: but whose fault is that?
Late-stage unborn babies can learn and remember nursery rhymes
Wired and tired: why parents should take technology out of their kid’s bedroom
Should parents expose children to news on terrorism?
What stories should you be telling kids this holiday season?
Santa, death and the Easter Bunny – how to have that hard talk with your kid
Schnapps, whipping and sacks: how Christmas traditions evolved around the world
Shy teenagers find it easier to be included by classmates when starting secondary school
It’s not just the toy aisles that teach children about gender stereotypes
Should parents ask their children to apologize?
Disasters and kids – how to help them recover
How the Islamic State recruits and coerces children
Many parents won’t read their children scary stories – but perhaps we shouldn’t blame them
Five ways to help your child if they are being bullied at school
‘It’s all about me, me, me!’ Why children are spending less time doing household chores
How to praise your child: why simply saying ‘well done’ is not helpfu
How do children develop a sense of self?
Why children need social media lessons
Australia failing to safeguard cultural connections for Aboriginal children in out-of-home care
Bilingual babies are better at detecting musical sounds, research shows
Young children are terrible at hiding – psychologists have a new theory why
Reading with your children: proper books vs tablets
The problem with Snow White, and what Scandinavia can teach us about i
Here’s why young children often prefer wrapping paper and boxes to actual presents
How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn
Teachers can use drama to bring writing to life for children
What a child’s humour reveals about their psychological well-being
Should gifted students go to a separate school?
How music benefits children
Younger is not always better when it comes to learning a second language
Why teaching children about porn and sexting is a step in the right direction
Texting dsn’t make U a bad spellr
Young offenders need a verbal toolkit to unlock literacy
The future for Ford workers: literacy will be key
Why some kids can’t spell and why spelling tests won’t help
Closing the gap on Indigenous literacy requires more than increased attendance
We must all be foot soldiers in the battle to stamp out illiteracy
Stop blaming poor parents for their children’s vocabulary
Not all of Ghana’s children attend school – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t learning
More African children are going to school – but is quantity a distraction from quality?
Too much too soon? What should we be teaching four-year-olds
Why storytelling skills matter for African-American kids
Dinnertime storytelling makes kids voracious reader
Sharing picture books with kids can make them smarter and more attentive
Debunking the myth that orality trumps literacy in Africa
Children in care are falling behind in literacy and numeracy – but the problem is far bigger than that
Five reasons why you should read aloud to your kids – and pick their favourite book
Why textbooks are a crucial part of every child’s learning journey
How the painting got its name
Why are our 15 year olds falling behind in reading and writing?
How to keep kids reading over the Christmas break
Many East African kids attend school – but not enough are actually learning
Literacy standards aren’t falling, but they are changing
Parents have the biggest influence over their child’s language and emotional development
Explainer: how is literacy taught in schools?
Cuban schools’ focus on ‘good values’ holds global lessons
How students from non-English-speaking backgrounds learn to read and write in different ways
Teaching phonics skills alongside reading raises literacy achievement among Indigenous children
How to teach literacy so no child is left behind
Language matters in science and mathematics – here’s why
Education and art for all: Castro’s cultural legacy
NAPLAN results reveal little change in literacy and numeracy performance
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Combatting stereotypes: How to talk to your children
Analysing the way children sleep could help us to understand autism
Homework could have an impact on kids’ health. Should schools ban it?
Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens
How dogs could make children better readers
Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing
Should journalism become less professional?
Prince Charles joins folk dance on European tour amid Brexit
Decades of yearly portraits show how power has transformed Angela Merkel
How the Internet and Trump led to a cartoonist’s Herblock Prize
First Afghan women’s orchestra tries to change attitudes
Heads up: The meaning of being bald
Freedom of Expression: United, Puma and the Leggings Furor
With Hair Bows and Chores, YouTube Youth Take On Mean Girls
As Hong Kong Ponders Its Future Under Beijing, Politics Infuses Its Art
The Social Benefits of Dinner Parties
The Complexities of Using an Umbrella in New York City
Perspective Drives Our Interpretation of Heroes and Villains in History
The Point of Pointless Behaviors
National Corruption Breeds Personal Dishonesty
Why Do We Cry?
A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health
Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain
Advice On Avoiding Parenting Body-Image Pitfalls
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Family matters: how video games help successful aging
How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures
What history tells us about Boy Scouts and inclusion
How we made the typeface Comic Sans
Preserving a Brooklyn Temple of Graffiti
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Crossing Cultures: Black K-Pop Fans in America
Should Art That Infuriates Be Removed?
Can Programs That Help the Military Save the Federal Arts Agencies?
They Mixed Science, Art and Costume Parties to Reveal Mysteries of the Sea
The All-Male Photo Op Isn’t a Gaffe. It’s a Strategy.
The Secret Jewish History Of The Pussyhat
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Here’s One Way To Fight The Gender Gap In Literature
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Why Aren’t There More Jewish Superheroes?
Why Have So Many Jews Wanted To Play Shylock?
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Her young daughter asked Gap for clothes that weren’t so girlie — and the CEO listened
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Brain activity can be used to predict reading success up to two years in advance
Why are primates big-brained? Researchers’ answer is food for thought
Bigger brains help social primates to make up after a fight, study says
Quantum Theory Could Explain Our Sense of Humor, Study Shows
The Internet Is Heroin and Your Smartphone, the Needle
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When nations apologise
Seen on the Streets: Fashion Mavericks, a Stylish Couple and Fran Lebowitz
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The Love Letters of Manly Men
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Angst, anthems and teen heartbreak: a super-producer on how to write a pop-punk hit
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Paddy Summerfield’s best photograph: a girl reading a Christian book in the swinging 60s
Why our emotions are cultural – not built in at birth
Educating a nation of careless tea-drinkers – archive
Music education is now only for the white and the wealthy
All This Panic: the most relatable film about teenage girlhood ever?
The Mime Who Saved Kids From the Holocaust
The True Story of Pocahontas
How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War
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After Dylan’s Nobel, What Makes a Poet a Poet?
Fran Lebowitz: By the Book
The democracy of American music
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Sing a sad song: how singer-songwriters are turning trauma into art
When did you last hear live music? Stand up and be counted
Don’t be a Grinch – my girls love Dr Seuss
Small acts of resistance: how to choose a children’s book in a divided world?
From ‘alibi’ to ‘mauve’: what famous writers’ most used words say about them
Dames, detectives and dope: why we still love hardboiled crime
Simon Armitage: ‘Language is my enemy – I spend my life battling with it’
How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution
How the Twin Peaks soundtrack came to haunt music for nearly 30 years
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The Like Button Ruined the Internet
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Half of All Languages Come from One Root Language. How it Spread Is Something of Debate
In an Era of Fake News, Teaching Students to Parse Fact From Fiction
How I came to understand my son’s tattoos
How the phone case became the most important part of your wardrobe
World view: Behind the masks at Venice carnival
Coloured skin: the body art of Aida Muluneh – in pictures
‘Millennial pink’ is the colour of now – but what exactly is it?
Gaza Girls: rites of passage in Palestine – in pictures
A Movie Date With My Younger Self
How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good
Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute
An insider’s tale of how biography works
Fighting Words: Three Words We Love to Argue About
How creative writing makes you a better person
Why Is It Offensive to Tell Someone He or She Looks Tired?
How Scarlett Got Its Groove Back: The Link Between Pop-Culture Properties and Baby Names
‘Hey Bill Nye, Does Consciousness Transcend the Brain?’
Little Words Can Make Big Difference in Marriage Stressed by Illness
Got Kids? 6 Ways to Make Them Emotionally Resilient
Conductor plays ‘Rite of Spring’ at a club — and then berates the audience for acting like they’re at a club
Mythic creatures dance through Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day
Video games encourage Indigenous cultural expression
All the cool kids aren’t doing it: teens stink at judging peers’ behavior
Stories are better than lectures at teaching us about health
Children understand far more about other minds than long believed
Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class
Memoirs of turmoil and how life shapes art
Can writing an 11,000-page autobiographical thesis cure addiction?
Why is water sacred to Native Americans?
Why Puppets (and Puppeteers) Are Still Important
A new photo book showcases the absurd extravagance of the world’s wealthiest citizens
Developing Media-Savvy Students
‘Hijacking a Fundamental Right’
Her daughter was taught to think her Afro wasn’t ‘normal.’ So she created a billboard to change that.
In today’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, echoes of Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’
Making poetry their own: The evolution of poetry education
Derek Walcott and the Poetry of Liberalism
The Unifying American Story
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Here’s a ‘Happy Birthday’ fit for Bach
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The best literature triggers an imaginative response
The best and worst fonts to use on your resume
The beautiful imperfection of being human
The critical importance of the first 5 years
The fascinating fashion evolution of Iran’s state-imposed modesty garments
The four loves we all need to know more about
The gender politics of pockets
The culture wars are back, and this time, everyone can win
The culture of nastiness
The fake laugh
The emotional impact of architecture
The elemental power of songs about the weather
The dos and don’ts of cultural appropriation
The death of idealism
The evolution of Japanese color vocabulary over the past 30 years
The extravagant beauty of feathers
The genius of wearing the same outfit every day
The genes of left and right. Our political attitudes may be written in our DNA
The enticing power of highly plucked brows
The lurking dead
The glossary of happiness
The king of couture – how Louis XIV invented fashion as we know it
The key life skills parents should be teaching their children
The introverted face
The life and death of the American lawn
How Social Isolation Is Killing Us
The ironic intensity of ‘Carol of the Bells’
The image of time
The ice bucket challenge helped scientists discover a new gene tied to A.L.S.
The history of the Iroquois midwinter ceremony
The high stakes of singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’
The high spiritual stakes of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’
The good order: routine, creativity and President Obama’s U.N. speech
The magic of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’
The good clothes
The makeup tax
The Pentagon is reviewing its grooming policies
The new age in power dressing
The meaning of Christmas, literally … might surprise the masses
The neuroscience of singing
The power of music, tapped in a cubicle
The paradox of baby names
The new full-frontal: has pubic hair in America gone extinct?
The naked lady and the lawyers – a tale of controversial D.C. work of art
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The mysteries of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’
The most evocative terms for male facial hair
A Baseball Tradition With All the Trimmings
The Met gala and the honest red carpet
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The power of pretending
How to Look Smart
The science behind nature’s patterns
The rules for setting your holiday table (and why they matter)
The rise and fall – and rise – of facial hair
The reasons for our left or right-handedness
Google’s new logo is trying really hard to look friendly
The racially fraught history of the American beard
The quiet universality of ‘Silent Night’
The price of fairness
The power of pretending
The secret Jewish history of the day of the dead
The true spirit of Halloween: giving massive amounts of junk food to our children
The ties that bind
The teenager with one foot out the door
The Tao of the listicle
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The surprising musical preferences of an Amazon tribe
The spirit, rituals and politics of Ramadan
The space between mourning and grief
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The Smithsonian gets experimental and field-tests new forum for bringing artists to the public
The secret history of colour in black & white
The sun does not rise – how magical thinking haunts our everyday language
The secret language of hands in Indian iconography. Unlock the meaning of these ancient gestures.
The secret Jewish history of the NBC peacock
The sex-ed queens of YouTube don’t need a Ph.D.
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This high-poverty school succeeds by focusing on adventure, the arts, project-based learning
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The world’s sweetest baby traditions
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The women and the wine
The white frontier: Inuit life in 1900s Canada – in pictures
The way we recognize anniversaries is totally irrational … and that’s okay
The vision of Charles and Ray Eames
This is what happened when a Black Lives Matter flag was hoisted at a public university right up there with the U.S. flag
Thanks to Spotify, our musical tastes can be shaped around attitudes, not just genres
Gaymoji are new, but gays and code go way back
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This summer, my kids are going to mom camp. It’s what we all need
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Tips for every age: how to raise grateful kids
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Three’s a trend: monochromatic work uniforms
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Traditions for when Japanese children are born
Today’s students may be emotionally unprepared
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Top 10: Male initiation rituals – from askmen.com
To write a great essay, think and care deeply
To understand others’ minds, ‘being’ them beats reading them
Train your brain with music
Turn your princess-obsessed toddler into a feminist in eight easy steps
Turkish women’s magazine searches for intersection of Islam and fashion
Tu B’Shvat a holiday in transition
Trying to raise a teen in a terrorized world
Try out these art and music pairings to get more out of both
Trick or angry tweet
Islamic prayer ritual reduces back pain and increases joint elasticity, study finds
Oscars 2017: Why people are wearing blue ribbons to the ceremony
How the slogan t-shirt became a political fashion statement
Average British woman spends £70,000 on her appearance in a lifetime, research finds
Vantablack: a material so dark your eyes can’t tell it’s there
Why this Rabbi loves Christmas – Christians and Jews await the Messiah. The only debate is if he’s been here before.
Urban public art: can it be more than a developer’s decoy strategy?
Website: Legends of America – exploring history, destinations, people and legends of this great country
What a smell looks like – cognition
Website: birthday traditions around the world
We asked 10 poets for poems. 10 designers put them in motion
Want your kids to tell you about their day? Instead of asking questions, try this.
Virtue signaling and other inane platitudes
Video: Anaheim teen figures out a way to stand up to protesters – by dancing
Video – John Berger & Susan Sontag about art
Using photographs to teach close reading and visual thinking skills
Happy Holi! Celebrating Spring in India
In Armenia, ‘What Do You Want to Be?’ Is Asked in Infancy
No pockets? No problem. See how Japanese men carried personal items on their kimonos.
Why we need the NEA and public arts funding
Will Eisner and the evolution of the graphic novel
The bilingual brain: why one size doesn’t fit all
Funfetti Hamantaschen — And Other Wacky Takes On Tradition Read more: http://forward.com/food/365392/funfetti-hamantaschen-and-other-wacky-takes-on-tradition/
Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood
Boosting a baby’s health during the ‘golden window’
It’s not what sport children play, but how they play it that matters
Kind words can prime the body’s response to pain, professor says
The R-word and the challenging history of words for dummies
‘Drunkards’! How an anti-Irish stereotype began
Purim How-To Guide
Some women are striking from smiling today. Here’s why.
The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
Why the British Are Better at Satire
The Science of Superstition
Meet the New Bitch – The curious evolution of a slur
Diner Beware – How restaurants trick you into eating less and spending more
Crying It Out in Japan – Tokyo gets into communal bawling.
When Emotional Intelligence Goes Wrong
Why Men Are Retweeted More Than Women
Why It Pays to Be a Jerk
The Tricks People Use to Avoid Debate
How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Revived Modern Myth-Telling
The Coddling of the American Mind
Why We Compete
The Strange Origins of Urban Legends
The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy
Why You Bought That Ugly Sweater
A Strategic Guide to Swearing – The professional benefits of using curse words
The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids
The Struggles of the Woman Behind ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’
People Are Pretty Bad at Reading Faces
What Are the Best Last Words Ever?
How to Listen to Music – Escaping algorithms and musical ruts
Big in Moscow: Combat Chic
How Animals Think – A new look at what humans can learn from nonhuman minds
Reading Proust on My Cellphone I glided through sentence after sentence, volume after volume, on my Android in the nighttime darkness. The experience was remarkably … Proustian.
There’s No Such Thing as Free Will. But we’re better off believing in it anyway.
How Kids Learn Resilience
Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels
The Charisma Effect – How to bend people to your will
What Concept Most Needs a Word in the English Language?
Why (Some) People Hate Poetry
Do People Need Small Talk to Be Happy?
Why Kids Need Recess
An Era for Women Artists?
Awesomeness Is Everything
How Many Exclamation Points Do Great Writers Use?!
Why Is the Ocean Blue?
Improving Medicine With Art
How to Get the Brain to Like Art
What doctors can learn from looking at art
What do you wish your teachers knew about you?
What American art can teach us about American history
Learning That There’s No Santa Taught Me to Believe
What does modest fashion mean?
What the Oscars say about the American story – and our values
What is it like inside the womb?
What’s going on in this poem” Exploring poetry through open-ended questions
What, cognitively, does an actor actually do?
What happens in the brain when music gives you chills
What the ‘ideal’ European man looks like, country by country
What my daughter taught me when she gave a spider a name
What makes a woman a good dancer? Watch the hips, a study says
What really made humans smart?
Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count
Whats going on in this picture
When a child thinks life is unfair, use game theory
The Science of Tuvan Throat Singing
Using Shakespeare to Ease the Trauma of War
When Japan Had a Third Gender
Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens
The Science of Gratitude – How it Changes People, Relationships (and Brains!) and How to Make it Work For You
Conformity is not a universal indicator of intelligence in children, study says
What’s the difference between feelings and emotions?
Whatever you do, don’t call this an ‘interesting’ idea
Why Africa must discard borrowed robes and embrace its rich cultural resources
Why a good, close shave is like a false Messiah
Who decides who counts as Native American
Where did April Fools’ Day come from?
Where Americans still stand together – a year of photographs from parades on the nation’s streets where communities become visible to themselves
When your young daughter wants to act like a teen.
When the painting is also poetry.
When country music goes to the dark side of small-town life
When classical music sends chills down your spine
Why dancing leads to bonding
Why Blue Ivy’s hair matters
Why Gene Simmons doesn’t get music
Why do we believe photographs capture souls?
Why handwriting is still essential in the keyboard age
Why all the gloom and doom about kids and screens?
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
Why does women’s body hair gross people out?
Why all Jews should hate Halloween – and so should everybody else
Why do the Japanese love cuteness? Learn the science of ‘Kawaii’
Why do fans of winning sports teams riot? Chalk it up to mob mentality.
Why Disney princesses and ‘princess culture’ are bad for girls
Why I remain connected to the family of Jews
Why I still celebrate Christmas without guilt
Why I’m teaching our daughter about differences
Why Hollywood doesnt tell more stories for – and about – girls
Why I’m raising my child outside of gender assumptions and stereotypes
Why the kids who most need arts education aren’t getting it
Why singing can help battle dementia: neuroscientist explains how holding a tune activates crucial parts of our brain
Why origami is the latest new mindfulness craze
Why only humans know how to party
Why music sounds better when you know the artist is eccentric
Why is there so much rage in sports fandom?
Why office dress codes keep getting more casual
Why you don’t know your own mind
Why the British tell better children’s stories
Why we can give the deaf sound, but not music
Your Christmas nativity scene is a lie
Why won’t midcentury design die?
‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch’: when Christmas songs are insult comedy
Why we eat together
Why women want to lose weight
Why we celebrate the summer solstice
Why we love to swear so G*dd#mned much
Why the pantsuit?
Why we look the way we look now
Wy nature makes us happier, healthier and more creative
Will toys ever go beyond blue and pink?
Why you can’t get that one song our of your head: the science of earworms
Yale study: people who read live longer than those who don’t
Why the word ‘fiance’ is falling out of fashion
Your brain and happiness – how to make happy happen (by Debbie Mampton)
Zadie Smith on dance: ‘It brings such intense joy.’
Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project shines in stirring Morgan Neville”s documentary
Your brain and the power of “rehearsing” your future
Your mind isn’t confined to the inside of your skull
You should still dress up to go to work even if you work at home
Yes, that’s Jewish folk music you’re hearing in Mexico
In the Caves of Ancient Humans, Stories Told Dot by Dot
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
The desire to fit in is the root of almost all wrongdoing
The intimacy of crowds
Why playing peekaboo with babies is a very serious matter
Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds
Here’s Why There’s A Plastic Baby Jesus Hiding Inside Your King Cake
How Sound Can Be an Ally or an Enemy of a Healthy Brain
Walk Backwards to Boost Creativity
Japan’s gender-bending history
The Great War, and Great Change for Women
On Galápagos, Revealing the Blue-Footed Booby’s True Colors
Dear Gap (and other retailers): Listen to this girl
For Teenage Girls, Swimsuit Season Never Ends
Can newborn babies mimic their parents?
When West Africans Dress, the Fabric Is the Message
The Girl Scouts’ Newest Badges Bring Art Outside
Republicans and Democrats in Congress Speak in Completely Different Languages
Does reading fiction make you a better person?
How sounds can make your food taste different
Maternal language shapes infants’ cry melodies
Fussy baby? Research shows singing works better than persuasive rhetoric
Young students jog, jump and dance to retain what they learn
Rhythm on the brain, and why we can’t stop dancing
Helpful bouncing babies show that moving together to music builds bonds
Theory: Music underlies language acquisition
Music brings memories back to the brain injured
New intervention helps teens deal with their emotions through music
Music therapy helps preemie babies thrive
Language of music really is universal, study finds
Why do we enjoy listening to sad music?
Why Hillary Wore White
Tim Kaine’s Dad Style Makes a Statement in Philadelphia
How Artists Change the World
Why Teenage Girls Roll Their Eyes
The Healing Power of the Poetic
Birds Sing to Their Eggs, and This Song Might Help Their Babies Survive Climate Change
How Listening To Music Benefits Your Brain
Why SINGING can help battle dementia: Neuroscientist explains how holding a tune activates crucial parts of our brain
Psychologist on raising human beings
Monsters and magic can help kids through tough times. Here’s how.
The Learning Network: 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills
How Art Got Its Start
Art-Full Conversations Guidelines
Levels of Learning
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
We Don’t Need A Ticket