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Enjoy articles from Time and Smithsonian from the last 30 days.

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs—and How Employers Can Stop It

If workers are quitting in droves,
“task sequencing” offers a powerful, cost-free solution.

Trump’s Campaign Message About Inflation Is Wrong on His Promises—And on Biden’s Success

Donald Trump has made inflation one of his key attacks against the incumbent President—but he conveniently ignores the economic facts.

How Doctors Came to Play a Key Role in the Abortion Debate

While the phrase “between a woman and her doctor” has been used to protect abortion access, it also reflects physicians’ outsized power.

We Have All Become Travel Influencers. It’s Ruining the Planet

“People are watching what we’re doing — and it’s shaping how they see the world,” writes Paige McClanahan.

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Ben Stiller: Why I Can’t Stay Silent About the Suffering in Israel and Gaza

The actor, filmmaker, and humanitarian is advocating for peace

How the Identity of the Only Black Woman to Serve in the U.S. Army in World War I Was Just Discovered

Renee Messelin hid her race to serve her country—and it remained hidden for more than a century.

The Civic Promise of Juneteenth

Juneteenth has opened the door to a focused telling of Black history, writes Tobin Miller Shearer.

How China Soured on Israel

Beijing has distanced itself from Tel Aviv—a move that is playing well around much of the world.

The Deep Roots of the Chiquita Verdict

To understand the gravity of the legal decision against the banana company requires understanding its history.

The Question We Need to Keep Asking Ourselves as We Age

There’s a reason midlife gets pegged as a ‘crisis’ sitting at the bottom of a U-shaped curve of happiness. This can help.

Forget Having It All. Let’s Try Having Enough

Women have long been told they should strive to “have it all.” Maybe there’s another way, writes Samhita Mukhopadhyay.

How Chicago Is Tackling Police Violence and Mental Health at Once

Chicago’s Treatment Not Trauma policy could offer an exemplary case study for America—if city officials fully embrace it.

Slavery and Empire Still Mark the British Countryside

Local and rural places were intertwined with violent global forces in the 18th and 19th centuries.

How My Mothers Shaped Me

Photographer Quetzal Maucci explores queer love, identity, and legacy through her mothers’ relationship.

In Defense of the Devil’s Advocate

“One of the most unkind things you can do is to notice a problem and not point it out,” writes Alex Edmans.

The Most Important Thing I Can Do for My Trans Daughter

“What does it mean to be a good dad? What is one’s basic responsibility as a parent?”

The Centennial of an Assassination in Italy Offers a Sober Warning for Today

Collective courage to stand up to authoritarians before it’s too late is necessary to safeguard democracy.

The Hike That Changed My Life

Professional climber Beth Rodden reflects on a hike with her dad in Patagonia that helped her let go of her fears.

Questioning Your Sexuality Is More Than Just a Phase

We naturally question what and who we like. It doesn’t have to be stressful or anxiety-inducing, writes Myisha Battle.

The Surprising Issue That Could Help Biden With Young Voters

Addressing the immigration crisis could help Biden win over young voters, writes Daniel Cox.

The Black Caddies Who Helped Shape Pinehurst No. 2

Understanding the role Black caddies once played at the U.S. Open course is a chance to think about lack of diversity in the sport of golf.

America Must Face Its Civic Crisis

“Trygve Throntveit and Harry Boyte explore how America can revive civic hope.

America’s Best New Restaurant Celebrates the Flavors of West Africa

The James Beard Award-winning Dakar NOLA is at the forefront of a generation of fine-dining establishments determined to educate foodies about the true origins of “Southern” cuisine

Loving Day Is an Opportunity to Remember the Interracial Families Separated by the U.S.

During Japanese-American incarceration, what happened to mixed-race families and individuals?

A Letter to My Son About the Earth He’ll Inherit

Bill Weir writes a letter to his son, River, about how climate change is a problem created and solved by stories.

We Are Not Safe from Bird Flu Until We Protect Farm Workers

Three key protections for farm workers could help prevent H5N1 from igniting the next pandemic, writes Dr. Raj Panjabi.

Why We Like People Who Ask Us for Favors

Eric Weiner explores how the Benjamin Franklin Effect can help us improve our relationships.

How Conservatives Changed the Whole Point of American Political Parties

The rise of the right remade the GOP—and fundamentally changed how parties operated in American politics.

What a Hospice Nurse Wants You to Know About Death

“Death is not an emergency,” writes Julie McFadden.

How Tuscaloosa’s ‘Bloody Tuesday’ Changed the Course of History

Black citizens of Tuscaloosa fought for justice and were met with violence. They persevered.

Penguins Are Key Indicators of the Ocean’s Health

The plight of penguins can serve as a guidepost for what needs to happen if we are to preserve life on both land and sea.

These Chefs Are Elevating African and Caribbean Cuisines From Carryouts to Fine Dining

More Americans are eating and learning about dishes such as fufu and curried goat in establishments recognized by the highest echelon of the culinary world

How Americans Got Hooked on Counting Calories More Than a Century Ago

A food history writer and an influential podcast host tell us how our thinking about health and body weight has—and hasn’t—evolved ever since Dr. Lulu Hunt Peters took the nation by storm

An Absolutely Fabulous Celebration of History’s Greatest Divas

This heady, exquisitely delightful new book reveals the power behind the sequins

How the Soon-to-Reopen Folger Shakespeare Library Came to Be

A full 82 copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio will go on view as the renovated Washington, D.C. institution makes its debut

How This Caribbean-Born Artist Became the Toast of 18th-Century France

A new exhibition in Massachusetts illuminates the success of Guillaume Lethière

Celebrate Moms This Sunday and Everyday With Moving Photos of Motherhood

This Mother’s Day, these shots from around the world remind us why they’re so special

Celebrate Spring With Terrific Tulips

These 15 Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest images give top billing to the beautiful blooms

Take a Trip to Thailand With These Smithsonian Photo Contest Images

See what makes this country so captivating, from picturesque rice paddies to striking cityscapes

The Long History of Art Inspired by Solar Eclipses

For centuries, curious artists have been trying to make sense of the celestial event