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The Better Part of Valour. On Leaving the USA (or Anywhere)

Sometimes the best thing to do is up sticks and go...

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Mum-Shaming: Who does it most (and does it have any effect)?

Advice or abuse? Giving opinions on mothers' parenting skills can have unintended consequences...

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Dear Lord, Please Fix the Property Prices: Praying More Makes Older People Happier

Older people who feel close to God have well-being that grows with frequent prayer ...

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Something Nasty Trickles Down: Benedict Drew (Whitechapel Gallery)

Exploring exactly what is falling from above in the trickle-down economy...

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Rejection, Dismay, Heinous Feels: The Tragic Fallout of Being Phubbed

Ironically, people 'phone snubbed' by others often turn to phones or social media for acceptance...

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Alexander the Really, Really Great: How Important is Charisma in a Leader?

Charismatic leaders: Too much of a good thing? ...

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Energy Drinks? Screentime? What’s Keeping young Adults Awake at Night?

Loneliness in young adults linked to poor sleep quality ...

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Where is the Duende? Frack Language, Frack Self

When we frack language, we tear apart the core of self...

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What’s Your Drunk Personality?

Your personality may change when you drink, but less than you think ...

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Smile if You Want to Look Older (But Less Fun)

Smile and the world thinks you're older: Study ...

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Mastering Fear: A User Guide

What if fear could be used not as a wall, but as a gate? ...

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‘With Deep Regret’ (for about ten minutes): Teachers’ Resignation Letters

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education ...

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Born to Love Heroes? Fairness, Justice, and Children

Japanese research into the roots of justice may contain hints for solving social ills...

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Pop Music: Whatever Happened to the Intro

Short attention spans inspire intros that are 4 times shorter, study finds...

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Voudoun and the Book of The Law

Sloppy thinking and lack of spiritual purpose has allowed agents of discord to invade our shared idea space...

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The Secret of Staying Motivated (as Discovered by SCIENCE)

oshdarned liberal communists and their lethargy! Motivation is IMPORTANT, people! How are we going to SELL you stuff you don’t need if you can’t even sustain the desire to own it? Stay...

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Unexpected, Imaginative Experiences… with Whalley Range All Stars

Security stopped us because we Went Too Far.... Whalley Range All Stars prove the power of theatre...

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Pay the Fiddler. When Can We Have Sustainable Music?

Perhaps we need a sea change in culture, where art and artists come to be valued once again. ...

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Towards a Sustainable Music

Making a living is just one aspect of the sustainable music industry that isn't happening...

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Nothing Changes: Isn’t ‘Deep State’ just the ‘Civil Service’?

Whatever you choose to call it, the wheels within wheels always have the power...

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Less Sex or More Money? Make Your Choice

Increasing minimum wage would reduce teen pregnancies ...

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Happy Now? Trans and Gender-Fluid Teens Face Three Times the Bullying

Gender fluid teens face up to 3 times more abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers...

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Illusions of Weightlessness: The Dream Engine (Interview)

Evoking tears of joy is a delicate art - The Dream Engine have it in hand...

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Recycle Your Stories for Better Friendship

To please your friends, tell them what they already know ...

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Not Such Bad Hombres: Crime is Lower Where Immigration is Higher

Four decades of evidence finds no link between immigration and increased crime ...

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Hacking the Android Pattern Lock in Five Moves

Your Android device's Pattern Lock can be cracked within 5 attempts ...

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They Say the Devil’s In the Deep End

When you meet the devil, the only response is to wake and bake...

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Neurocinematic Testing: Will It Make You Scream?

t is always hard to predict the response of a massed audience, and almost impossible to objectively assess creative works. In the present information boom and flourishing ‘attention...

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Alternative Facts and Science Skepticism

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism ...

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How Anonymous is Your Anonymous Browser?

Your 'anonmyized' web browsing history may not be anonymous ...

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