Reading lets you experience another time, place, even mind.
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
Nearly lost at sea, Robinson Crusoe lands on an island only to reckon with isolation, solitude and his own life.
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Isolation. Despair. Facing our demons. What does the most-translated novel tell us about living with COVID-19?
Storm clouds are stirring over the Fed.
Like Congress with its $2 trillion bailout, the Fed is engaged in an unprecedented effort to save the US economy and financial system from collapse.
it’s never good to find your data locked up.
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Police experience in crisis and hostage negotiation could come in handy when dealing with cybercriminals who have, effectively, kidnapped data.
The Big Texan restaurant, Amarillo, Texas.
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Restaurants have always been about more than feeding city residents. During the 1918 flu pandemic, they were kept open as sites of social solidarity.
On the internet, anyone can express their views, like they can in Speakers’ Corner in London – it’s up to the audience to guard against disinformation.
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A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
U.S. Red Cross volunteers in 1918.
The so-called 'Spanish flu' didn't actually come from Spain. What else do people often misunderstand about this famous crisis?
Jack Ma habla en una reunión del Foro Económico Mundial en 2015.
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China tiene una tradición muy antigua de generosidad filantrópica que se remonta a más de tres milenios: ¿Cómo es la filantropía de la China actual?
Millions of US kids are suddenly being taught outside the classroom.
Encouraging kids to complete their work can be tough for families managing full-time work and family obligations on a tight budget. And that's true even when schools are operating normally.
At Columbia University and hundreds of other schools, all students are suddenly learning online.
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For higher ed, this is a crisis of unknown proportions.
Most people vote for the candidate they think is the most electable.
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Why do some people think that Bernie Sanders isn't electable and Joe Biden is? Does anyone really know what makes one candidate seem electable while another doesn’t?
For many evangelicals, faith is a central part of their lives, but there is wide variation in how it is practiced.
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Many Americans imagine evangelicals as a monolithic group that supports conservative policies and always talks about their faith. Three experts found in a study that the picture is far more complex.
President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, India.
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A shared commitment to democracy was always key to the India-US relationship – until Trump. A foreign policy expert explains what's on the agenda for Trump's trip to India and what's missing.
Thousands of Americans, including James Kretschmer, say they experienced sexual abuse as Boy Scouts.
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This reorganization may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
A drug addict smoking crystal meth on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
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There's widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising.
Buttigieg, Sanders, Biden and Warren stand on the debate stage on Feb. 7.
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Seven candidates met on the debate stage in New Hampshire on Feb. 7. We asked three scholars to pick out some of the night's biggest moments.
Jack Ma speaks at a meeting of the World Economic Forum Foundation in 2015.
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From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China's tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
Are these people’s votes accurately recorded and properly counted?
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Around the world, elections are under attack. U.S. officials could learn from other countries about how to ensure everyone's vote is recorded and counted accurately.
Flowers and messages are placed at a memorial for Kobe Bryant in front of Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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A social psychologist explains how you can be so deeply affected by the death of someone you've never met.
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presided over the Senate during President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial.
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In 1868, during the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, the Senate tied on two votes. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase broke both ties.