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Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again … | Paul Bloom

The renowned psychologist’s new book is overturning received wisdom. Here, he explains the flaws in feeling others’ pain<p>It is often said the rich don’t make enough effort to appreciate what it is like to be poor and if they did we would have more equality and social justice. It’s said that whites …

Humans are born irrational, and that has made us better decision-makers

In the 1970s, two psychologists proved, once and for all, that humans are not rational creatures. Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky discovered “cognitive biases,” showing that that humans systematically make choices that defy clear logic.<p>But what Kahneman and Tversky acknowledged, and is all too …

The devious art of lying by telling the truth

The line between truth and lies is becoming ever murkier, finds Melissa Hogenboom. There's even a word for a very different form of lying.<p>It is no secret that politicians often lie, but consider this ­– they can do so simply by telling the truth. Confused?<p>That statement becomes clearer when you …

Psychology

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science

How to have a productive conversation with your local alternative facts fan.<p>Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon …

Where Is the Line Between Math and Physics?

When it comes to describing the physical world, we can do it anecdotally, as we commonly do, or we can use science. That means gathering quantitative …

Physics

The person who's best at lying to you is you

In 2008, the psychiatrist Stephen Greenspan published <i>The Annals of Gullibility,</i> a summary of his decades of research into how to avoid being gullible. Two days later, he discovered his financial advisor Bernie Madoff was a fraud, who had caused Greenspan to lose a third of his retirement …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’

CNN on Friday corrected an erroneous report that Donald Trump Jr. had received advance notice from the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks about a trove of hacked documents that it planned to release during last year’s presidential campaign.<p>In fact, the email to Mr. Trump was sent a day after the …

Donald Trump

4 Ways to Improve your Legal Writing

Whether it’s IRAC, CIRAC or CRRACC, we’ve all learned some variation of a standard acronym which has served as the core of our legal writing. While …

Checklist For Choosing Your Law School Classes

The selection process for law school classes is much more complex than the course enrollment period you experienced for your undergraduate classes. …

Law School Study Abroad: To Go or Not To Go? - The Girl's Guide to Law School®

<i>Please welcome back Jennifer Warren, attorney and Academic Achievement Coordinator at Oklahoma City University School of Law, to discuss what you</i> …

College & University

A Sad Day for Girls, Women and Human Rights

This is a sad day for human rights and especially for female children.<p>Today Boko Haram gleefully announced that the 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped months ago have been "converted" to Islam and "married off." One should read this as it is truly meant... they have been tortured and raped... their …

UN: WHO Condemns ‘Virginity Tests’

(New York) – Governments should immediately carry out a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to end degrading, …

Glamorous Amal Clooney confronts Middle East leaders at summit urging them to stop jailing and shooting protesters to end 'an unprecedented human rights crisis'

Amal Clooney left the glamour of the red carpet far behind today as she addressed the issue of human rights in the Middle East.<p>Amal, 38, was a …

Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney To Speak At Women World Changers Summit In October

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is scheduled to visit Sydney and speak at the Women World Changers Summit at The Star hotel on Oct. 12. For a meet …

Indonesia Needs Aggressive Fiscal Policy, Former Minister Says

Indonesia needs more aggressive fiscal policy to spur demand and investment in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, according to Chatib Basri, a former …

Bank Indonesia

Indonesia condemns Trump’s Israel support

The Foreign Ministry has condemned the decision by United States President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying that as a …

Go-Jek CEO Makarim Says He's Aiming for IPO in Next Few Years

Go-Jek, Indonesia’s first billion-dollar tech startup, has a ‘set plan’ to become a listed company, Chief Executive Officer Nadiem Makarim said.<p>“We …

Asia

Indonesia condemns U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Bogor, INDONESIA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo, leader of the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, onThursday condemned the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.<p>Indonesia's President Joko Widodo gestures during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta, Indonesia, …