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Reduce Racism with this Seven Minute Miracle

Seven minutes of meditation can reduce racial prejudice, study finds ...

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A Human Instinct for War? Sociologist Hugh Gusterson Explains

Terrorism is a tactic. You usually fight war against a constituent. It’s hard to fight a war against a tactic. - Interview with Hugh Gusterson, sociologist ...

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You Thought You Were Anonymous?! What Your Video Gaming Reveals

Video games can provide a wealth of useful population-level information on developmental, cognitive and psychological processes....

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Strive to Shirk, Why Hard Work Doesn’t Work

No wonder governments like to advocate 'hard work'. The last thing they want is people with minds and lives of their own. Overworked people know their place. ...

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Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife Lately? Lower Testosterone, and Relationships

Emotionally supportive relationships linked to lower testosterone ...

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Burn the Heretic! Hold the Phone! Religious People are Less Altruistic

Religious upbringing associated with less altruism, study finds ...

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Does Shopping Local Make You Racist? (Consumer Ethnocentrism Explained)

Do you buy local? Your consumer ethnocentrism may be showing ...

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Male/Female Brain Differences? More Like Hackney to Hoxton than Mars to Venus

Male/female brain differences? Big data says not so much ...

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Smoother Skin, Brighter Eyes. Detox with Ceylon Gooseberry

Exotic berry skin and pulp found to have high antioxidant levels ...

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Return of the Little Matchgirl: How Tory Cuts Will Affect Children’s Health

Poor children will be hit hardest by government welfare cuts, warn experts ...

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Gasping for It! How Marijuana Affects the Sexual Morals of Students (!)

People may judge risks, such as whether they will regret having sex or whether they should use a condom, differently when they are drunk or high...

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Loveletters Straight from the Smart(phone). Why email response takes SO LONG

How the volume of incoming email affects behaviors of recipients and the length of time it takes them to reply to emails...

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Meet the Algorithm that Will Take Your Job: Machine Learning Advances

A new way of doing machine learning that enables semantically related concepts to reinforce each other....

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We Can Predict that For You Wholesale? Murder Forecasting hits real life.

New knowledge about murderers who commit what is called spontaneous domestic homicide...

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No Passion for Your Job? Don’t Worry, We Can Supply That.

People who have not found their perfect fit in a career can take heart: There is more than one way to attain passion for work....

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Smartmouthed Kids get the Grades: Vocabulary & Academic Achievement

Two-year-old children with larger oral vocabularies enter U.S. kindergarten classrooms better at reading and mathematics...

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A Hypocrite’s Guide to the Internet (Part two)

Drew Michael walks us through more examples of our own miserable double-think....

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Does Having Racially Diverse Friends Boost Your Career? Oh Yes

Employees with a racially diverse group of friends outside of work may actually perform better at their jobs, a new study suggests....

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White-Collar Junk: The Rise of Prescribed Opiate Addiction

While most opiate addicts are still addicted to only painkillers, the number of addicts using heroin and the number of users who are addicted to both painkillers and heroin are increasing faster than...

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The Internet Told Me! Wikipedia Research Subject to Information Sabotage

When researching acid rain, evolution, and climate change -- cast a critical eye on source material...

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The Slaver and the Snarl. Dog Bites (and avoiding them)

There was a common tendency for victims to blame themselves for the attack, rather than the animal...

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Are you Ready for 11 Billion? World Population – Soon.

The primary driver of global population growth is a projected increase in the population of Africa. ...

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Sexting : How Often, Who To?

These findings show a robust relationship between sexting and sexual and relationship satisfaction....

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Powerlessness, Anxiety and the Political Tides: A Coping Strategy

We build a structure of false consciousness… that we, often, mistake for our convictions, and tragically mistake this dismal dwelling for the whole of existence....

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A Talent Show Without Talent. X Factor (Part two)

The society that allowed us to flourish creatively whatever our background or income is in rapid decline. That cannot be right....

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Why Do You Notice Human Screams, But Not Jetplanes?

Screaming really works," Poeppel says. "It is one of the earliest sounds that everyone makes...

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All About the Self Esteem? Obese Teens in Denial

an increasing number of overweight adolescents do not consider themselves as obese teens....

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The Stoned Pygmy Story You Didn’t See Coming

The researchers noted that cannabis might not be the only recreational drug that protects against parasites....

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Entrenched imperial orders do not die pretty deaths

The angst, humiliations, and sundry degradations of working people that are inherent to capitalism are unbearable for the multitudes...

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Money, Masculinity, and Marital Infidelity

The affairs of economically dependent men simply don't garner media attention, so we hear about this kind of infidelity far less often...

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