Why the Pilgrims were actually able to survive

‘Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor’ by William Halsall (1882). Pilgrim Hall Museum Sometime in the autumn of 1621, a group of English Pilgrims who had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and created a colony called New Plymouth…

Why are some Americans changing their names?

For decades, native-born American Jews changed their names to improve their job prospects. Billion Photos/Shutterstock.com In 2008, Newsweek published an article on then-presidential candidate Barack Obama titled “From Barry to Barack.” The story explained how…

New findings add twist to screen time limit debate

If screens are kept at an arm’s length, measures of well-being tend to improve. SawBear/Shutterstock.com Many parents want to know how much time their kids should be spending in front of screens, whether it’s their…