Seeking health advice on the web is precarious. But for some people, internet strangers provide helpful information and emotional support.
Vodou has been condemned for much of its history. But some Haitian Americans are reclaiming the narrative through their own journeys with spirituality.
A growing network of Christian writers is pushing past tradition to broach topics like depression and marital conflict.
Distance, as it turns out, isn’t the barrier to deep relationships that some may think.
Americans have become far more sedentary over the past two years, and that’s changing how we view what constitutes a workout.
Carriers are banking on the psychological allure of marginal luxury.
What we can learn from a group of third graders on their first school outing since the start of the pandemic
Female “Juniors” are rare. But for certain mothers, passing down their name is a no brainer.
Some people believe that the company’s scandals are reason enough to quit the platform. Others have found one compelling reason to stay.
The book, rooted in modern Christian fundamentalism, has captured the attention of this insular community.
Buying online became even more of a utility during the pandemic. But for some, IRL exchanges will always beat clicking a button.
A conversation about the canned meat’s lasting cultural impact on Filipino American life
Tech companies are offering spiritual care to make employees more productive, and it’s likely a sign of what’s to come in other industries.
The “Great Resignation” isn’t really about rejecting work—it’s about redefining one’s sense of self.
An unlikely group of influencers on TikTok is using cheeky skits and viral songs to change our relationship to mortality.
Despite the common refrain from pundits, a grassroots movement is seeing politically divergent undergraduates come together for uncomfortable discussions.
People seeking to obtain an exemption from the shot have found that some clergy see no theological foundation for an excusal.
After so much uncertainty and loss, many Americans are abandoning the unbridled optimism of a new year and adopting a more pragmatic outlook.
How sending 100-pound care packages to family in the Philippines became a cherished diasporic practice
Yes, mourning is an acknowledgment of loss. But the late scholar bell hooks argued that it is also a way of honoring our commitment to those who have died.
In theater groups around the country, physical performance is revealing better ways to handle life’s unknowns.
The historic rivalry between Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University goes beyond sports.
Doing work that is fulfilling has become ubiquitous career advice, but no one should depend on a single social institution to define their sense of self.
The pandemic has highlighted the fact that without a federal bereavement policy, many people are subject to the whims of state legislatures and individual companies.
Players in the National Women’s Soccer League are speaking up about the abusive work environments that can develop when women are underpaid.
After Hurricane Ida, New Orleanians are weighing the emotional, cultural, and financial costs of leaving the place they call home.
For a particular group of Jews, art is typically a form of decor, not commentary. But a new generation of artists is trying to make nonconformist pieces while remaining observant.
In lieu of face-to-face interactions, some communities have turned to anonymous gift-giving to feel connected.
It’s not just Delta whiplash that’s getting people down. Even when the pandemic ends, post-vaccine life is going to be awkward.
Characterized throughout American history as symbols of crisis, trauma, and grief, these women consistently reject those narratives through world-making of their own.
A new generation of Latino Protestants is poised to transform our religious and political landscapes.
Robinhood traders have earned the most attention, but they’re only part of a larger story about class stagnation and distrust.
Many queer people are reimagining their own boundaries and thinking of this reentry period as a time for sexual self-discovery.
Since its debut, the symbol has had several redesigns in the name of inclusion. But some fear that the changes are merely for the sake of branding, absent material steps toward real equality.
The recent effort to make the anniversary a federal holiday is undermined by the simultaneous attack on critical race theory and curricula focused on the enduring legacy of slavery.
Mutual-aid groups are helping Americans envision communities that meet everyone’s needs.
Superfans know the Florida theme park is a dangerous destination during the pandemic. But to them, a visit means more than a vacation.