Who Gets to Make Commencement Speeches (and Why)?
Why are battles over just who gets the honor of toasting new graduates—and what they say—always so heated?
What Gift-Giving Research Tells Us About Giving Tech Gadgets
Whatever the gift, it’s worth stopping to think about how much we really want to entangle our gift-giving with the digital realm.
Little People on TV: Educational or Exploitative?
Little people have been used for entertainment purposes in royal courts from ancient Egypt to medieval Europe. But can this be more than exploitative?
9 Reasons for the LGBTQ Community to Take Pride Online
Today, gay teens don't have to feel alone because the internet makes it possible to connect with other LGBTQ people all over the world. Right?
Why Ronald Reagan Became the Great Deregulator
How did deregulation, and related ideas about how to run the economy, become so central to American politics? Look to Reagan for the answer.
Addicted Mothers: Substance Abusers or Child Abusers?
Are mothers with addictions abusive or victims? Our answer almost always involves race and class.
The Delightful Language of Commencement
Commencement speeches have inspired, motivated and captivated many. Just what makes the words found in them so wonderful and life-affirming?
A Really Contested Convention: The 1924 Democratic “Klanbake”
The convention was also notable because hundreds of Knights of the Ku Klux Klan attended as delegates.
When It Comes to Science, Scientists and the Public Diverge
Scientists and the public understand science topics quite differently, according to a new poll.
How the “Boomerang Generation” Sees Itself — and Adulthood
Researchers looked at young people's sense of their identity as adults after moving back home, with results published in Sociological Forum in 2008.