Retirement

Your Brain on Retirement

How you spend your retirement might be the key to preserving the mind.
zookeeper operating on a monkey

What Makes Work Meaningful? Ask a Zookeeper

In interviews with zookeepers, researchers found that good feelings about work ran deeper than a standard survey metric like job satisfaction could capture.
Dr. Ossian Sweet
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Dr. Ossian Sweet’s Black Life Mattered

It has been 90 years since Ossian Sweet tried to move into his new home; since police stood by and did nothing as a mob threw rocks.
Smart home automation: remote controlling house temperature

The Internet of Things: Totally New and A Hundred Years Old

The modern Internet of Things and E.M. Forster's short story, "The Machine Stops"
Lorne Malvo

From Twain to Fargo: the Outsider in American Storytelling

The Lorne Malvo character on the new Fargo TV series, is like the character Satan in Mark Twain's final novel, The Mysterious Stranger.
"Tom Brady and his offensive line" by Jack Newton - Flickr: Tom Brady looks downfield. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tom_Brady_and_his_offensive_line.jpg#/media/File:Tom_Brady_and_his_offensive_line.jpg

Deflategate, Shmategate: Aren’t We All Cheaters Anyway?

In a sports world where soccer players theatrically feign injuries and cyclists dope, one might rightfully ask: Is fair play just a myth?
"Bonnieclyde f" by Photo by one of the Barrow gang - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3c34474. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnieclyde_f.jpg#/media/File:Bonnieclyde_f.jpg


The Deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde went to their deaths on May 23, 1934
Cardboard Boxes With a Made In America Emblem

The Return of “Made in the USA”

A key impetus for the “Made in the USA” resurgence is more about business expenses.
Landscape of Thorns

Will Art Save Our Descendants from Radioactive Waste?

What if the great threat to human life isn't a bomb dropping down from above but radioactive waste creeping up from below? Will art come to our rescue then?
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LEICESTER UNIVERSITY COMFIRM THE SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND AT THE GREY FRIARS DIG ARE THAT OF RICHARD III

How Forensic Techniques Aid Archaeology

Scientific methods such as the DNA testing are associated with forensic science, but they are just as useful for archaeology as for criminology.