A famous experiment, published in 2000, points to something called the Paradox of Choice: more choices lead to lower overall sales. That makes no sense in the narrow rationality often used in economic models, and some evidence suggests it might not actually be true.
The historian has helped world religions unite behind the idea of a worldwide charter for compassion. Can it become more than just a nice idea?
The Millennial Generation is less religious than either the boomers or even Gen-Xers were at our age. But don't be misled: Though we may go to church only on Christmas or celebrate Ramadan but skip the fasting, we are busily and earnestly engaged in reimagining the ethical life.
India is home to the world's most prolific film industry, one that is quickly making inroads into more established Western markets.
The truth is still being sifted about Greg Mortenson, best-selling author and philanthropist. But maybe an early warning came when the story became all about him.
Greg Mortenson appears to have made some significant missteps. But further vilification doesn't help him or those who do similar work. Instead, we should look at what this case reveals about the state of fundraising, philanthropy, and the culture of “do gooder celebrity.”
Religion writer Karen Armstrong promotes a 21st-century form of the ‘compassionate discourse’ of Socrates.
From household robots to bionic hands to CNN holograms, the world is looking more and more like that galaxy far, far away.