Social Trends

Tents of scientists during Antarctic summer
Audio

When Jane Willenbring was a young scientist working in Antarctica, she was the target of constant hazing by her team leader. Years later, she filed a complaint. David Marchant was recently found guilty of sexual harassment by Boston University.

Length: 
4:36
Jet Lag
Articles

Christopher J. Lee says jet lag has become more than a temporarily scrambled body clock. It’s become a way of life.

Mondays, powered by coffee
Audio

Why does it seem like we always head into Monday feeling let down? Journalist Katrina Onstad explains how we ruined the weekend, and how to get it back.
 

Jukebox hero
Sonic Sidebar

In 1985, The New Yorker writer Susan Orlean started traveling around the country to find out how Americans spend their Saturday nights. One thing she discovered? How many Saturday night songs there are.
 

Still in bed
Audio

People in every century, every age have complained about feeling exhausted. What’s changed over time are the explanations. Cultural historian Anna Katharina Schaffner lays them out in her new history of exhaustion, "Exhaustion: A History."

WORKER HARDER
Articles

In one recent study, 50 percent of people surveyed said they often or always feel exhausted from work. Emma Seppala says that it’s because collectively, we’re falling for outdated ideas about success.

Pages

Subscribe to Social Trends