NEW YORK Without music, life would be a mistake, according to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
NEW YORK With the recent demise of Stephen Hawking, humanity lost one of its greatest minds, someone able to contemplate the deepest and most perplexing mysteries of life and the universe.
NEW YORK Think of the golden age of American animation, and the mind tends to go back to the days of Walt Disney and Steamboat Willie.
NEW YORK (This January 4 story has been refiled to remove reference to the Model Cities Program in the fifth paragraph, because this was not the program Drew Gilpin Faust worked for at the time.)
NEW YORK If any industry is in the throes of total disruption right now, it is retail.
NEW YORK From multiple hurricanes to earthquakes, wildfires and refugee crises, it seems there was a new humanitarian crisis at every turn in 2017.
NEW YORK Looking at the weather and other natural phenomena these days, it seems the only thing that has yet to occur is a plague of locusts.
NEW YORK You have to be pretty tough to make it as a four-star general in the U.S. military. So it makes sense that some top military commanders would get their starts working in rigorous first jobs.
(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own)
NEW YORK While top scientists may be deploying their brainpower on critical projects such as climate change research and conservation, they often entered the workforce in far more modest ways.
NEW YORKThanks to TV shows like "Mad Men," the advertising world seems to many to be impossibly stylish and full of intrigue.
NEW YORKNot all of the world's most notable winemakers are to the manor born, and they are not all from France or Italy. Some took a more circuitous route to the vineyard and now toil anywhere from Napa Valley to New Zealand.
NEW YORK While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close.
NEW YORK The road to the governor's mansion is not always paved with public-service positions. Many state leaders got their starts in much humbler jobs before they even thought about running for office.
NEW YORK No matter your politics, it's the middle of winter and most Americans would be happy to take a vacation right about now.
NEW YORK It might not make a lot of sense to our grandparents, but today's media superstars are not necessarily big-screen actors or anchors of the evening news.
(This Nov. 30 story corrects the spelling of the band Little Feat in the second-to-last paragraph)
NEW YORKWriters need good stories to stoke their fiction. What better way to get material than a crazy first job?
NEW YORK Despite their current world of glamor, not everyone with a Hollywood ending grew up in glitz.
NEW YORK If there is one subject at the forefront of the 2016 U.S. election, it is immigration.
BOSTON William Ackman's private hedge fund has gained more than 9 percent this year while his publicly traded fund is up double digits, marking a dramatic reversal for the billionaire investor after three years of losses.