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The Myers-Briggs Bias: An Interview with Merve Emre
Merve Emre, Deborah Chasman
Through the experience of parenting his daughter, a software developer came to see Google and Facebook as the first digital children.
What constitutes a good death? On end-of-life care and assisted suicide.
F. M. Kamm
Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman transformed how we think about economics and human behavior.
A stunning trove of letters from Elizabeth Bishop to her therapist sheds light on the personal secrets that shaped her poetry.
Brain images are ubiquitous and compelling, but the science behind them is not.
If there is a moral limit to artistic license, director Alice Winocour has gone beyond it in Augustine.
Alan A. Stone
The success of humanitarian appeals is not a given of human nature. They work because we have come to sympathize with the suffering of others, distant and alien.
Claude S. Fischer
Detail from Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Netherlandish Proverbs.
In her lead essay for the most
Jennifer M. Silva
The philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy. It's time to move past blame.
Barbara H. Fried
Have rates of acute mental illness have soared in recent generations?
The decades-long rise in IQs suggests that intelligence is not biologically fixed.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Joseph J. Fischel
Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
David Theo Goldberg
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