Think American democracy is ending? You're not alone, writes a historian. American leaders have often yielded to despair – as far back as the founding of the republic.
Optimism and pessimism can lead to poor decision making.
Some people are growing weary with romantic and dystopian visions of the future. Instead, our focus is on now.
The more humans seek happiness, the more it can elude them. In exploring this conundrum, a Nigerian novelist spoke with everyday people in his country, finding the coexistence of hope and deprivation.
Negative thinking may help some people manage their health.