Writer Lidia Yuknavitch's early failures made her feel unworthy of success. Now, she says, those moments push her to find worth in herself as a writer.
Over the course of his life, many of Casey Gerald's core beliefs have failed him. He says he's learned that clear-eyed doubt can sometimes be better than belief.
Economist Tim Harford identifies similar characteristics in successful industrial and economic systems. They work much better, he says, when they're constantly evolving through trial and error.
Entrepreneur Astro Teller rewards colleagues when their ambitious projects fail. Teller says this helps people take risks so they can achieve their "moonshot" goals, like a balloon-powered internet.
The officers were assigned to an elite anti-gang unit. The police department said the injured officer is out of surgery and is expected to survive. A suspect is in custody, the police chief says.
This week, a "hyena" man was arrested in Malawi for having sex with over 100 women and girls, some as young as 12. We ask the experts to tell us more about this practice.
The quest for ever-better cosmic maps continues, including one factoring in dark matter, as we seek to understand the cosmos and our place in it, says guest blogger Priyamvada Natarajan.
The shooting occurred late Thursday in the southeastern part of the city. Police said one suspect was in custody.
The Republican nominee campaigned in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he criticized his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and said he would use torture tactics like waterboarding in the fight against ISIS.
Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the party's gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management. It was not just crisis survived, but crisis transcended.
Linda Holmes' latest dispatch from the Television Critics Association meeting focuses on Hamilton's America, which combines history, performance and the making of the Broadway smash.
The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
Hillary Clinton gave a big nod to Bernie Sanders in her acceptance speech — and for good reason. She'll need backing from his young, diverse supporters — who are also being wooed by Donald Trump.
For many die-hard Bernie Sanders fans, the historic moment of Hillary Clinton's nomination inspired not ecstasy but conflicting feelings.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth, or HIPPY, is a program backed by by 20 years of research. Bill Clinton gave it some love at his speech in Philadelphia. We take a closer look.
The '90s are back! Pokémon has taken over the world again. A Clinton is running for president. And now, MTV is reviving '90s favorites like Beavis and Butt-head on a new channel, MTV Classic.
An important vote is expected soon in Russia. St. Petersburg residents will decide on dressing a 16-foot replica of Michelangelo's David. A woman complained the naked statue "warps children's souls."
As the Democratic convention closes, Morning Edition looks at the Republican response and the general election ahead.
Part of Philadelphia's budget for the Democratic National Convention was set aside to help tackle homelessness. The money temporarily paid for more outreach workers and shelter beds.
This week the NPR program Invisibilia talks with a guy who despised our mindless worship of celebrities. So he devised an elaborate prank. It succeeded in ways he never would have anticipated.