Everyone knows that marijuana has intoxicating, narcotic properties. And people are brought into a state of drug intoxication by certain psychoactive substances. One of the most famous is tetrahydrocannabinol, which anyone who has anything to do with cannabis has heard…
Over the past century, violent images from World War II concentration camps, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, Iraq, and many other times and places have been seared into our collective consciousness.
As a theologian and ethicist, my research focuses particularly on how people find meaning and purpose in their existence.
The General Social Survey (GSS) has tracked the whims and trends in American social life for more than three decades.
At least 200,000 people have been killed in Darfur, more than one million Ethiopians starved to death in the mid-1980s, and an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in 100 days in 1994—all as the world looked on.
Empathy is a sweet impulse, sure enough. Through it people experience the suffering of others, and are led to selfless, often breathtaking, acts of charity.
“It’s not what you know but who you know,” the saying goes, suggesting that social connections breed success. But it seems there’s at least one way that the rich are less socially connected: New research finds that upper class people…
Money really can’t buy happiness, research shows. Instead, a new study suggests, those pursuing a happier life would be smart to sharpen their social skills.
Researchers have long known that happiness and good health go together. Happier people experience less depression and stress, stronger immune systems, lower heart rates, and longer lives.
Philosophers, researchers, spiritual leaders—they’ve all debated what makes life worth living.