Carrie Marx

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A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

Psychology

Is Your Grill Hot Enough?

If you’re like most backyard chefs, you probably don’t wait longer than 10 minutes after firing up the grill to start cooking on it. Problem is, most …

BBQ

Poll: More Than Half Disapprove of Donald Trump’s Job Performance

A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job after a month in office, according to results from the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll, though divisions are wide along party, gender and racial lines.<p>NBC News|SurveyMonkey Poll<p>Trump enjoys solid support from …

Demographics

The definitive answer to whether you need to refrigerate 8 common food items

There has been many a heated debate over how to store delicate items like eggs and butter. Some swear that butter is fine when left covered on the counter — and there's nothing worse than hard butter come baking — or toast — time. And it's a shame to think that fruit, which looks so lovely piled …

Eggs

21 signs you're mentally stronger than average

It is the daily practice of pushing yourself to grow stronger, maintaining realistic optimism, and setting healthy boundaries. Mentally strong people don't do things like waste time feeling sorry for themselves or give away their power to other people.<p>How do you know where you fall on the spectrum? …

Self-improvement

This is the most surprising thing Monsanto is working on, and it's already changing the way you eat

Monsanto is best known for its work on genetically modified crops and pesticides. In 2014, it was ranked the third most-hated company in the world by Nielsen, largely because of its work in this space.<p>In a Mother Earth News piece, the Pesticide Action Network sums up the concerns that many …

Agriculture
Astronomy

Sleeping immune cells in tumours can be 'woken up' to fight cancer

Sleeping immune cells which are already in tumours can be ‘woken up’ to fight even the most deadly cancers, scientists have discovered.<p>In order to evade the body’s defence mechanism, cancer cells have learned to flick a switch in immune cells which switches them off.<p>The switch is there to stop the …

Tips for making the best Irish soda bread

Whether you are a fan of the original or the sweeter variety, here are some tips to get you on your way to delicious Irish soda bread just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.<p><b>What is soda bread?</b><br>Soda bread gets its name because you use baking soda, or “bread soda” as it is known in Ireland, to make the …

Infographic: The ultimate English grammar cheat sheet

Whether you’re learning English as a second language or even it is your native tongue, English grammar can be seriously confusing. Come on, at least …

Evidence suggests huge ninth planet exists past Pluto at solar system's edge

As science often does, it began with a “huh?” Some distant objects far beyond Pluto were behaving very oddly. The orbits of a handful of space rocks had aligned for no apparent reason. Though stumped at first, astronomers now have an explanation: a huge ninth planet at the edge of the solar …

Science