Stanford Literary Lab uses digital humanities to study why we feel suspense

Stanford English Professor Mark Algee-Hewitt and a team of eight graduate students combine digital tools of textual analysis with the emotional experience of reading to uncover what creates suspense in stories.

Straight A students may not be the best innovators

We’ve learned that many academic and social experiences matter quite a bit; grades, however, do not matter as much.

Beyoncé Announces #BeyGood Campaign to Aid Children Affected by Flint Water Crisis

To top off her release of the “Formation” music video, conquering of the Super Bowl halftime show, and announcement of her world tour, Beyoncé has extended a philanthropic arm to the residents of Flint, Michigan, by introducing a fund for children who are suffering because of the city’s water crisis.

There’s No Such Thing As Stress—Here’s What’s Really Bothering You

By trying to cure stress in the workplace, we’re treating a symptom (or many of them), not a cause.

Women Are Seen More Than Heard in the News

A massive study finds women’s voices are less likely heard in news stories. Curiously, it’s a little bit less of an issue for their faces.

5 Black Artists Driving Change that You Need to Know

Art provides a unique engine for driving social change. In it’s various forms, art can foster empathy through storytelling and provide a face for various issues. From poetry to visual art to music, art can reach new audiences in ways that touch their lives, give them hope and inspire them to take action. So, here are five black artists you need to know.

5 clever Super Bowl ads that had messages way bigger than football.

For many of us, Super Bowl 50’s real magic happened during the commercial breaks. Here are five especially powerful commercials that had important messages that lasted long past their air time.

How activists got a Black Lives Matter sign into the hands of Beyoncé’s dancers

In a now viral video the dancers hold a sign calling for justice for Mario Woods, an African American man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police.

How The Most Successful People Ask Questions

The most intelligent and successful people ask a lot of questions. Here’s how to use what you don’t know to your advantage

Mindfulness Training Cools Inflammation

There’s evidence that mindfulness meditation can improve how we age and even fight disease. Yet, little is known about the brain changes behind the effects.