Playing Favorites (Features / Family)

Never mind what your parents told you. They had a favorite child — and if you have kids, so do you. Why it's hardwired into all of us

When Parents Play Favorites

Are you your parents' favorite child? Jeffrey Kluger talks about his TIME cover story based on his new book, The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us


Goodbye to All That (First Person)

A gay Air Force pilot says the end of "Don't ask, don't tell" ushers in a new era for the military


The Storm Before the Calm (Worldview)

The political turmoil wrought by the Arab Spring is a precursor to positive change in the Middle East


The New Online Job Hunt (Technology)

Social-networking sites play matchmaker, allowing targeted searches for both employers and applicants. It's more wheat, less chaff

Droughtbusters (Conservation)

The world is getting thirstier. Five ways we can keep from going dry



Brain Storm (Movies)

The indie thriller Take Shelter conjures a psychic apocalypse

Dutch Treat (Art)

A powerful look back at Willem de Kooning

Fortunate Son (The Awesome Column)

It's really hard being the favorite child. I ought to know

Dino-Snore (Television)

Terra Nova's fauna is stunning. The humans need to evolve


Outside Job (Economy)

Lawsuits show mortgage deals had robo-signers

Kicking It (Health&Science)

Exercise can help teens quit smoking