Cultures and Traditions takes a look at how people interact with each other. This might be through sub-cultures, relationships, fads or religion and spirituality.
The History of Makeup Is Surprisingly Elitist
5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us
Dotard, Slumgullion, and Other Gloriously Archaic Insults
The Movement That Has Men Dropping Out of Society in a 'Sexodus'
5 Summertime Family Traditions
Humanity's Eclipse Superstitions Are Weird and Fascinating
For White Nationalists, Genetic Ancestry Tests Challenge Concepts of Identity and Purity
Nope, Boomers and Xers Don’t Work Harder Than Millennials
Ridiculous History: When the Puritans Said 'Bah Humbug' to Christmas in America
Korea's Haenyeo Female Freedivers Brave Freezing Waters and a Changing Culture
How Matchmakers Work
How Faith Healing Works
State Laws Still Allow Child Marriage in America
We Love What John Oliver Just Said About Science
"Flower's For Sale!" "Happy Birthday from the Smith's!" Why do we commit these apostrophe abuses, and how can we stop them?
By Alia Hoyt Jan 24, 2017
Researchers set out to determine whether times of economic hardship made parents feel the need to fit in or stand out.
By Shelley Danzy Jan 23, 2017
Don't ever assume something will last forever. A lot of folks once thought these 10 things would never become obsolete.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
Turning 20 means Japanese youth gain the responsibilities and rights of adulthood, including voting and drinking alcohol. How do they mark the occasion?
By Christopher Hassiotis Jan 9, 2017
Forget caroling, feasting and having any sort of fun at all on "Foolstide," the catchy but hateful nickname some Puritans gave Christmas in the New World.
By John Donovan Dec 12, 2016
Whether it's the Nativity display in the public square, the store clerk who says "Happy Holidays" or the tacky holiday sweater, there's something to offend everyone in the season of goodwill.
Writer Robert Lamb wonders if the unblinking, judging eye of elfin surveillance is such a great idea.
By Robert Lamb Dec 8, 2016
Get your ugly holiday sweater fill in one go with these nine horrid knits.
By Yves Jeffcoat Dec 6, 2016
Experts and parents are divided on whether to encourage children's belief in Santa Claus.
By Alia Hoyt Dec 5, 2016
Silent meditation retreats abound. What’s it really like to keep quiet for so long?
By Kate Kershner Nov 28, 2016
The uniquely American church-sponsored scarefests aim to present a frightening vision of a life without their brand of religious salvation.
By Chris Opfer Oct 28, 2016
For centuries, ghosts have wed in China. Why did the practice start, and how is it possible that it's still around today?
By Robert Lamb Oct 28, 2016
Haunted houses have an arsenal of scare tactics they deploy depending on who darkens their doors.
By Dave Roos Oct 27, 2016
In 2016 the princess has been dethroned as the top choice for children dressing up on the sweet and spooky holiday. Which costumes top the list for people of all ages?
By Yves Jeffcoat Oct 26, 2016
Can a Halloween attraction be sued for being too scary? It's already happened. When else did attractions get out of control — at least for some visitors?
Never mind the generation gap: Here is what’s really going on in the workplace.
By Dave Roos Oct 20, 2016
The diamond industry wants to convince millennials that diamonds are a marker of every 'real' relationship. And they have a new ad campaign to go along with it.
By Lauren Vogelbaum Oct 13, 2016
Cannibalism? Anthropophagy, if you prefer? There's more nuance when it comes to consumption of human flesh than you might imagine.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 28, 2016
Is it really possible to ban sarcasm? We're about to find out.
By Ben Bowlin Sep 21, 2016
And his name Is Robert Newton.
By Jonathan Strickland Sep 19, 2016
Having tattoos might make it harder to spot cancerous moles. So what's a tat-lover to do?
By Alia Hoyt Sep 12, 2016
The life of a feral child isn't all swashbuckling Tarzan-and-Jane, but for some children, it's a better alternative than the lives they left behind.
By Oisin Curran
Wait. Can you actually do that?
By Cristen Conger Jul 1, 2016
Grammar nerds and internet pedants alike, rejoice! The "journalist's bible" is back with a brand new edition packed with language rules and clarifications.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jun 1, 2016
Yep, a new study is reporting that the maximum number of social connections you may ever have could be at the ripe old age of 25. After that, it's just you and Netflix.
By Kate Kershner May 25, 2016
The Album Is Dead. Long Live the Album!
Scientists Seek Citizen Help to Map Nov. 5 King Tide Sea Levels
Organic Farms Could Help Fight Climate Change