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You Can “Catch” Stress Through a TV Screen

Couch potatoes beware—characters in distress are hazardous to your health.

Identity Is an Inside Joke

Why you laugh with your friends.

Why We’re Patriotic

Whether it’s our country or our football team, we need to belong.

What Happens When You Can’t Talk to Yourself?

How a missing inner monologue affects the sense of self.

Why You Didn’t See It Coming

When scale confounds our perceptions, stories can clarify them.

What Technology Can’t Change About Happiness

As pills and gadgets proliferate, what matters is still social connection.

Why Futurism Has a Cultural Blindspot

We predicted cell phones, but not women in the workplace.

Ingenious: Nicholas Epley

Can we ever really know another person?