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Smartphone or Dumbphone? Phone bans = Higher Grades

New technologies are typically thought of as improving productivity, however this is not always the case...

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Staring into the Mortal Abyss. Motivational?

Self-awareness among humans has been shown to create the potential for hope ...

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Would Average-Size Models Supersize Sales?

When it came to established brands, average-sized models could be used interchangeably with size zero models, with little or no impact on product or model evaluation...

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The Rise if the Robopets. Or not.

When engineers work on robotic dogs, they work on social intelligence, they address what people need from their dogs: companionship, love, obedience, dependence...

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The Sweat Smell of Success

In a way, happiness sweat is somewhat like smiling - it is infectious....

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Freelancing, self employment and accountants.

A gross day rate multiplied by 365 sounds impressive to some but the take home reality is generally less… much, much less. Plan accordingly....

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Kissy Kissy Icky Icky. Why kids don’t snog

A hardwired signal in the brain accounts for young children’s temporary aversion to bestowing physical affection on the opposite sex. It takes at least a decade of marriage to make the...

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Official: Smartphones Make You Stupid(er)

The cognitive effects of 'being in search mode' on the Internet may be so powerful that people still feel smarter even when their online searches reveal nothing...

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A spurious god created by a corrupt elite – Capitalism

fter one presents a cogent critique of capitalism, one is likely to hear the following as a reply from the propagandized, good citizens of corporate state-levied economic despotism (as, in fact, I...

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Two before bedtime? The Sensitivity Pill

Under tolcapone's influence, game players were more sensitive to and less tolerant of social inequity...

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At it like rabbits? Kids, Vids and Sex

As the portrayal of women as objects of lust reflects patriarchal values, media images that support this type of male dominance may provoke resistance in female viewers....

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Live longer by spending less time alone.

rr hur hurr. That’s a scientific euphemism, that is. ‘Spend less time alone’. They mean ‘shagging’, don’t they? Mucky nerds. Ask people what it takes to live a...

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Being laid off causes distrust for at least nine years

Job losses of the recent recession could lead to a worrying level of long-term distrust...

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Quantifying how much urban travel is based on social activity

ut. There. With the germs and the filth and the encrusted detritus of human interaction and People Who Hug. Massachusetts Institute of Technology tot the figures of The Fear. If you live in a city,...

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The Ecocidal Feedback Loop of Consumerism

cocide. Methane feedback loops. And perpetual, low-grade war for the planet’s resources that will render her hostile to human life. (Can you blame her?) This is the criteria of our time. Thus...

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Feeling Unloved? Like this page.

Facebook - People who are generally insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on the social media site....

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Negotiating Pain and Life’s Wounds

How does one respond to the forces and circumstances that insult, oppress and torment one's soul?...

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Neolithic Gear-Sluts Formed Social Bonds

Neolithic archery could have had a significant community and social role, as well as providing social prestige...

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Notes on a Dog

“Get rid of the dog”, she said. “Or get rid of me.”...

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Don’t Slap Her, She’s Pretty!

Girls who want to avoid being clobbered should aim to be tall, blonde and pretty. Does the 'Slap Her!' video send out the wrong message? ...

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On Killer Cops and Reverse Racism

Does one identify with and/or benefit from hyper-authoritarian power or does one empathize with the plight of the powerless?...

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Clueless Millenials Unable to Darn Socks Shocker!

Many high school students are left without basic skills, such as preparing meals and sewing....

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Niggas, Wiggas, Niggers, Wiggers. Language and the right to self-identify

ow long you niggas ball? All day, nigga. How much time you spent at the mall? All day, nigga. – Kanye West In response to an email suggesting that an article published in Trebuchet displayed...

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No Olympic Medals? Get Your Women Out of the Kitchen.

Gender equality is the most significant and robust predictor of a country's Olympic success after gross domestic product...

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‘Too Old’? Depends on where you are.

People aged 70 and over who identify themselves as 'old' feel worse about their own health...

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David Apparicio (Chrysalis Foundation) :Interview

Our current UK criminal justice system is a broken business model with a resultant 75% failure rate. This failure rate would not be tolerated in any other industry/business. ...

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What Money Can’t Buy – The Moral Limits of Markets [Review]

Like all manifestations of human agency, the market is just a tool, a means of negotiating and managing resources. If the markets can corrupt or wreck havoc, it is because we let them. ...

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The ‘Buffy Effect’ and Violent Media

"Positive depictions of women challenge negative stereotypes even when the content includes sexuality and violence. In this way Ferguson reminds us that viewers often process popular media portrayals...

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50 years on, UK betting shops lure new breed of punters.

Fifty years after legalisation, the UK's betting shops are attracting a new type of customer....

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