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Furries, gay parents, and LSD trips: Disney animation's most subversive movies

Accompanying every recent article about increased diversity and sexual representation in films and television aimed at children will inevitably be a litany of shrieks about "gay propaganda", or that immortal, unintentionally Mae West-style line that practically invented the social media freak-out: …

Walt Disney Company

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Feed your cat five times a day to keep it healthy, scientists recommend

Cats would have healthier lifestyles if they were fed five or more small portions of food a day instead of less frequent bigger portions, according …

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Five Essential Japanese Novels

<i>is the first of his novels to be translated into English. This would seem the perfect moment therefore to champion other Japanese writers that do not</i> …

Books

From The Dress to the 'extinction effect': the internet obsession with brain teasers

From widely shared optical illusions and brain teasers to the strange, blue-and-black phenomenon that was The Dress, it’s clear that the internet is infatuated with puzzles.<p>The latest which seems to have captured collective attention is about choosing which box contains a car. Posted on Monday by …

Tom Hanks

Prospective Students — Psychology

Why Study Psychology?<p>In humans, animals and computer models, and from neurons to relationships to cultures, the science of psychology is focused on …

How Your Office's Social Culture Can Affect Your Health

Anyone who’s ever worked in an office can tell you that liking your cubicle-mates can make going to work a significantly more enjoyable experience, …

Psychology

NYCC 2016 Wrap-Up: Interviews, Panels, And Everything Else!

New York Comic Con 2016 has come and gone, and here’s a wrap-up of all the coverage that we hope you’ll enjoy.<p>We began our coverage before the event …

Books

“Power magnifies personality” — remember that when casting votes

Psychologists have long studied what power does to the mind. It isn’t always pretty.<p>For many voters, and especially women voters, Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy raises a central question loaded with fear: What happens if you give a person with a long history of abusing power even more …

Psychology

10 Easy Tricks to Help You Stop Procrastinating And Get Back to Work

Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven’t gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a …

A game changer for the treatment of depression? - Scope

Stanford neuroscientist Leanne Williams, PhD, started out in the clinic. She expected her professional life would be that of a psychotherapist …

Why You Should Question Most of the Psychology Studies You Read About

Just because it makes it into print, doesn't mean it's eternally settled.<p>I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Bloggers love new research findings. They're novel and interesting. They sound authoritative and helpful, and the people behind them are generally eager to chat with a nosy writer …

Emmys confirm new wave of lesbian visibility: 'Everyone is reveling in it'

When Sarah Paulson won a lead actress Emmy, her first, on Sunday, for her role as Marcia Clark in The People v OJ Simpson, her girlfriend, actor Holland Taylor, tweeted: “Still in New York. Still swooning. @MsSarahPaulson.”<p>She wasn’t the only one swooning. Lesbians everywhere were, or screaming – …

Entertainment

An Italian surgeon has renewed his promise to perform the world's first head transplant after a 'proof-of-concept' experiment on a dog

His latest, renewed claim comes after his collaborators released video footage to several news outlets, including a clip shown on Tuesday on Sky News. The video appears to show a dog stumbling on all fours and wagging its tail. Sky News claims the video was shot three weeks after an experimental …

The Science of Why We Buy Clothes We Never Wear

Your closet is probably loaded with clothes with tags still on.<p>As a consumer psychologist and researcher I spend a lot of time peeking under people’s …

Trumpism Is the Symptom of a Gravely Ill Constitution

No matter what happens in November, the sickness may be terminal.<p>In less than two months, the American experiment in constitutional self-government may hit the wall of history. Even if the disaster of a Trump presidency is averted, this fall’s presidential campaign suggests that the United States …

SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1 is the Start of Something Beautiful (Review)

Rick Remender and Jerome Opena‘s new series, <i>Seven to Eternity,</i> feels like an old pulp sci-fi tale. It’s insanely huge: the pages of the comic barely …

Russian man set for world's first head transplant

Valery Spiridonov explains why he wants to be the first person to undergo a head transplant, which will be carried out by Italian neurosurgeon Professor Sergio Canavero.<p>Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his …

New Research Says There Are 4 Basic Types of People. Which One Are You?

According to a recent study, 90 percent of us are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting, or envious. Guess which group was the biggest.<p>How trustworthy are people? How far do we trust one another?<p>That's what researchers set out to discover. In a recently published study, scientists from a number …

A Meeting of Minds: International Collaboration on Brain Science Must Be a Foreign Policy Priority

The launch of the International Brain Initiative at the United Nations General Assembly this week marked a turning point for brain science, elevating …