Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 8:25 am
The series on family caregivers that NPR ran over the Fourth of July weekend sparked an extraordinary response, with tens of thousands of comments and likes on Facebook and NPR.org.
Many people responded to the intimate photographs of families caring for sick or disabled parents, siblings and children.
Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 11:23 am
Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We're either math brains or we're reading brains.
In college, my fellow English majors joked about how none of us could long-divide to save our lives, while our friends in engineering groaned about the fact that Lit 101 was a graduation requirement.
Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 1:34 pm
If you're feeling stressed these days, the news media may be partly to blame.
At least that's the suggestion of a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 1:35 pm
Brazil's cataclysmic World Cup loss to Germany broke the heart of a nation.
But for some fans, the emotional anguish may have felt all too real – resulting in heart attacks that not even the U.S.'s star goalie Tim Howard could stop.
A 2008 analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that cardiac events skyrocketed during World Cup matches.
Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 8:42 am
Editor's note: The webcast is over, but you can watch the archived video of the event.
For many Americans, stress is a constant and frequently overwhelming fact of daily life.
What are the biggest sources of stress? How does stress affect us? And what do we do in response?