From the Publisher
“Erskine’s moving and insightful masterpiece delivers a compelling message for all.”—Publishers Weekly
S.B. Like many of his novels, Spanish author Javier Marías’ new book, Thus Bad Begins, isn’t exactly a mystery, though it is mysterious. Here, the 65-year-old perennial Nobel favorite tells the story of Juan de Vere, a young man working for a film d
I was hurtling through Shanghai in a cigarette-scented taxi, not quite sure where I was headed. Cab jaunts through unfamiliar places can be a bit stressful for anybody. You feel vulnerable and too dependent on a driver you don’t know and can’t necess
AGAINST EVERYTHING: ESSAYS SEPT. 6, BY MARK GREIF Following on the heels of last year’s ambitious, if somewhat clunkily titled The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973, Grief’s new book collects more than a decade’s w
Mark Wafer could fake his way through interviews. “My speech is good,” he says, so the interviewer didn’t realize that Wafer has about 85 percent hearing loss. “But once the boss found out I was deaf, I was fired. Usually quickly.” After losing many
Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love
MELISSA DAHL: The Fitbit was introduced at a tech conference eight years ago. It’s kind of incredible to realize that, before then, this idea of the “quantified self” didn’t really exist in the mainstream. JESSE SINGAL: I feel like it’s the intersec
As someone who has studied and practiced family therapy for 37 years, I am repeatedly struck by a secret’s impact on a family. With the best intentions, parents often strive to protect a child from a shameful or painful event that happened in the pas
In 2010, Sara Hendren began a guerrilla street art campaign. The assistant professor of design teamed with philosophy professor Brian Glenney to change the commonly accepted symbol for disability, called the International Symbol of Access. It shows a
Where jobs vanish, disability insurance is the safety net | “I talk to people who could work, and they’re crying”
Microsoft’s plan to bring people with autism into the workforce is a bold experiment in the power of neurodiversity.
Whether it's a betrayal, a personal dislike or a choice between public or private acknowledgement, personal conflicts can arise at work. Find out the right way to navigate these situations.
MOST DIVISIVE A Life’s Work (2001) Cusk’s elegy for her pre-motherhood self infuriates mothers and critics alike. “This isn’t what it’s like to have a baby; it’s what it’s like for a depressed and melodramatic novelist to have a baby.” (THE SUNDAY
A study explores how Tough Mudders allow the “cognitariat” a break from the tedium of sedentary work
Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
The Boston Basics is a series of evidence-based parenting principles designed for children under the age of 3.
SARAH BEGLEY THE MURDER OF AISLINN MURRAY LOOKS LIKE A BIG OPPORTUNITY for Detective Antoinette Conway. She usually covers domestic disputes turned fatal, with clear perpetrators. This one is different. The victim in Tana French’s new novel, The Tre
Tameeka Ford can trace her bouts with anxiety back to her childhood. Over time she learned to breath deeply, ask herself why she was mad or angry, and remain still when she felt an attack coming on. She coped with her anxiety without professional he
KNOW YOUR OBJECTIVE. It’s critical to determine how the bonus you’re awarding supports what you and your company want to achieve, says Susan David, a psychologist at Harvard Medical School and the author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Cha
AS TOLD TO K.F. FIRST, we determine the DNA of each job, which shows us the personality we need for the right team fit, the individual skill set needed so someone won’t be learning on our dime, and the psychology of the person we need. We describe t
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history, which killed 32 people and wounded many others. Those who survived with no injuries carry emotional scars.
Here's a breakdown of what a pitch includes and why it works, using a real-life example. Read and learn.
The tech company pays retirement-age employees a stipend to transition to jobs with mission-driven nonprofits. And for some, the fellowship can turn into a second act.
It’s that easy! There's a whole new way to get involved on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day this weekend — specifically Saturday, March 25 — that'll have you sweating it up for a good cause.The Cerebral Palsy Foundation has launched a mobile, video-based fitness app called CPF Challenge for people of diverse mobility levels — the first of its kind. The app allows free access to three weeks worth of seven-minute daily workouts — that's 21 days in total — with NIKE Master Trainer Isabelle Derond that can be done any... read more
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?