A self-portrait of the artist Thomas Eakins, one of the most celebrated painters in American history.
National Academy Museum, New York
If we’re going to grasp what makes Eakins' art so tragically powerful, we should be honest about the man who made them – and the impulses that drove him.
Investor Bill Miller is betting that today’s students can prosper from studying philosophers like Socrates and Plato.
Investor Bill Miller's $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins philosophy department clashes with conventional wisdom regarding the value studying the humanities today.
Doctors’ visits can be overwhelming for older people.
More than 47 million people age 65 and older live in the US, and many need help accessing health care. Here are some questions that grown children should ask their parents' doctors.
A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida speaks to reporters on Feb. 14 after a former student fatally shot multiple people.
When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting in Florida, a logical question for them to ask is: Will the same thing happen to me?
The study examined more than 100 interactions and found that when airline staff were effusive in their apologies it actually diminished their ability to be efficient problem solvers.
Traditional customer service is struggling as consumers solve problems online and expect options in person.
Can three companies from outside the industry improve health care for their employees and lower costs?
Three business giants, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, announced plans to change health care delivery and insurance as we know it. Here's why that could be a major disruption.
An annual vaccine is your best protection against the flu.
After Australia's tough flu season, some experts predict that the U.S. is in for a few difficult months. What does that mean for you?
A CVS drugstore in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 3, 2017.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
CVS, which operates nearly 10,000 pharmacies across the country, announced intentions to buy Aetna, the nation's third-largest provider of health insurance. Here's how consumers could be affected.
In honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Raheem DeVaughn sings to hundreds of women gathered at the launch of the national campaign on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Oakland, California.
/Invision for AIDS Healthcare Foundation/AP Images/Peter Barreras
HIV has no boundaries. Men and women in almost every country are affected. Yet strides have been made, so much so that many are able to think of living with AIDS rather than dying from it.
A Confederate statue lies on a pallet in a warehouse in Durham, North Carolina after protesters toppled and defaced it.
AP Photo/Allen Breed
Over the course of human history, symbols and monuments have invoked violent impulses and destruction.
A computer screen showing the Healthcare.gov website for this year’s open enrollment.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
With open enrollment for the Obamacare exchanges under way, big changes could occur. Insurers raised their premiums, but most Obamacare consumers won't pay big increases. Taxpayers will.
Thomas Hart Benton’s murals at the Indiana University Auditorium depict the social history of the state.
A controversial panel on Indiana University's campus depicts Ku Klux Klan members, but Benton had a reason for including them. Is avoidance really the best way to deal with dark episodes of the past?
You might be surprised to find what your data says about your past – and future – health.
What can be done to prevent employers from rejecting individuals based on concern about future illnesses? Currently, nothing.
Unraveling Obamacare will be easier than fixing the nation’s insurance problems.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
In most markets, diversity and choice foster robust competition. In health insurance they could lead to fragmentation and market failure.
One person, one vote.
David Goldman/AP Photo
In an upcoming case about Wisconsin's voting districts, the Supreme Court will tackle legal questions that have long gone unanswered.
The financial impact of Hurricane Katrina on individual lives has been little studied until now.
Researchers examined credit data on the victims of Hurricane Katrina to understand how the disaster affected their personal finances, revealing important lessons for those hurt by Harvey.
A photograph of Penn Station’s interior from the 1930s.
We asked five architecture experts to name one building or structure they wish had been preserved, but couldn't resist the tides of decay, development and discrimination.
As more and more seniors need care, their budgets will be strained. As a result, they may rely on Medicaid.
Medicaid, a state-federal entitlement program that people associate only with the poor, pays for care for more than six in 10 nursing home residents. That could be you, or someone you love.
There’s still a way to go from editing single-cell embryos to a full-term ‘designer baby.’
The news may have come as a surprise, but it probably shouldn't have. A bioethics expert walks through how big a deal this announcement is – and what we should be considering now.
A scene from ‘Dunkirk,’ a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Moviegoers get a hint of why Dunkirk stayed with those who lived through it, but an online archive of survivors' stories offers more depth.