Christina Boulineaux

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Empathy Matters

<i>These reflections were written in reaction to the tragedies that took place over the summer, but they are especially relevant given the recent bombings in NY/ NJ and the deaths of Tyre King, Terrance Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott.</i><p><i>Duwain Pinder, Joint Degree Student at Harvard Business School and</i> …

Drunk sex on campus: Universities are struggling to determine when intoxicated sex becomes sexual assault.

Jane and John met in their first week as undergrads at Occidental College. They enrolled in the same freshman seminar, chatted on a field trip, …

Rethinking the Creeds - Do Christians Have to Believe All That Stuff?

I'd like to recommend the theologian Harvey Cox to all my non-believer friends.<p>So many of the sophisticated, highly educated people I know labor under the assumption that, in order to be a Christian, a person has to believe - to assent intellectually to - the factuality of traditional Christian …

Unhappy People Watch More TV Than Happy People, U-Md. Researcher Finds

In a study that is among the first to compare daily free-time activities with perceptions of personal contentment, researchers found that television hours were elevated for people who described themselves as "not too happy." On average, the down-and-out reported an extra 5.6 hours of tube time a …

The Psychology Of Materialism, And Why It's Making You Unhappy

More money, more problems? It might just be true. Americans today, compared to 55 years ago, own twice as many cars and eat out twice as much per person, but we don't seem to be any happier because of it. Rather than rising levels of well-being, we've seen mounting credit card debt and increasing …

“Gone with the Wind” must stay: Why banning the racist film solves nothing

In the wake of hate crimes like the Charleston shootings, we must confront our history — not look the other way<p>I’ve never seen <i>Gone with the Wind</i>.<p>Directed by Victor Fleming, the film holds an important place in film history, esteemed by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest movies ever …

Instagram users admit they’ve created the most narcissistic social network on the planet

Selfie-hypocrisy or self-deprecation?<p>A large majority of millennials (64%) rated the photo-filter app Instagram FB, -0.37% the world’s most …

Social Media

Ethical Shoppers -- We're Not a Myth

The "Myth of the Ethical Shopper", published by Highline last week, painted a disturbing and all too accurate picture of the human rights and environmental abuses that occur in fast fashion supply chains. The author followed this article with an additional piece, "So You Say You're An Ethical …

Are Office Temperatures Optimized For Men?

The glass thermostat<p>It's the height of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and in many places that means that while temperatures are soaring outside, inside many office buildings they're plummeting.<p>Why so chilly? It turns out that many offices set their thermostat to a comfort standard that …

Donald Trump is sexist and he doesn't care. Period

This week, Fox News host Megyn Kelly took Donald Trump to task over his 'sexism' during the first TV debate of the 2016 Presidential race. His reponse? More sexism. Claire Cohen explains why it's no laughing matter<p>Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal.<p>How would you react if someone called you one …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

Why politicians with deep voices get more votes - Futurity

Voters seem to prefer candidates with deeper voices, and researchers suspect our “caveman instincts” could explain why.

How White Users Made Heroin a Public-Health Problem

In the past, when users of the drug were disproportionately black, they faced severe punishments.<p><i>This piece was reported through The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal-justice system.</i><p>Heroin use and abuse in America has dramatically increased over the past …

One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed

Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a …

Automatic Planter Waters, Lights, and Grows Herbs on Its Own

For those who want to grow fresh herbs but lack a green thumb, the Verdure automatic planter is a fantastic solution to this common dilemma. This self-planting pot takes the guesswork out of raising plants as you simply add the seeds and watch them grow. Designed by student Seoyeonjin Choi, her …

Gardening

Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Study linking high childhood IQ with bipolar traits later in life suggests that mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for intelligence and creativity<p>Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new …

Mental Health

The 15 Most Misogynist Lines In Rap History

The game has a long history of beating up on women, no matter how many rappers were raised by their mommas. Like gays, broke people and haters, women …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The End of Men

Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what …

To the new culture cops, everything is appropriation

A few months ago, I read “The Orphan’s Tales” by Catherynne Valente. The fantasy novel draws on myths and folklore from many cultures, including, to my delight, fairy tales from my Russian childhood. Curious about the author, I looked her up online and was startled to find several social-media …

Claude Monet

11 Ways Bloggers Use Apple Cider Vinegar in Their Beauty Routines

Those of us who are all about the natural beauty world are already obsessed with eco-friendly kitchen finds like baking soda. Up next on the list? Apple cider vinegar. Though you may be up on the best places to find green skincare products, we know that, like us, you enjoy dabbling in a little DIY. …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

Tall vs short: Which is it better to be?

Is bigger better, or do the best things really come in small packages?<p>Your height is a simple biological fact that you can do little to change, yet it may be influencing your destiny in ways you didn’t realise. BBC Future combed through the evidence to size up its impact on everything from your …

Winston Churchill

From Chocolate City to Latte City: Being black in the new D.C.

It made news a few years back when we learned that Chocolate City, as majority-black Washington had long been known, wasn’t so chocolate anymore.<p>And the news today? Not only is the city’s African American population shrinking — almost half of the District’s 650,000 residents are white — but it’s …

African-American News

Got a French flag on your Facebook profile picture? Congratulations on your corporate white supremacy

If you’ve been on Facebook since last Friday’s attacks in Paris, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into the Front National’s image …