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Ex-SEAL who says he fired final bin Laden shot calls Trump's military parade 'third-world b-------'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The former Navy SEAL who claims he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden is blasting President Donald Trump's desire for a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.<p>"A military parade is third world b-------. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation," Robert O'Neill …

Military

11 Long-Term Benefits of Discipline for Kids

Discipline is a foundation for understanding consequences, making behavioral decisions, and establishing lasting personality traits.<p>By<p>Jan 17 2018, …

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

In 2018, don't be afraid to embrace your inner procrastinator

<i>Clinical psychologist, professor and author in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her most recent book is</i> What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success<i>.</i><p>As the year draws to a close, we often take this time to reflect on our behaviour and consider what we want to change. Those …

Are You Empathetic? Your Genes May Hold the Answer

Besides the meltdowns and over-the-top photo shoots, Tyra Banks’ <i>America’s Next Top Model</i> brought us “smizing”: smiling with the eyes. Turns out that …

Genetics

For hundreds of years, sloppy science has been wrong about gender, race, and ethnicity

For decades, every single year, scientists have visited the Galapagos and measured the beaks of a particular species of finch.<p>And year after year, with each generation, the beaks change, exactly as we'd expect from the weather patterns of the year before. Evolutionary biology works, and rigorous …

Seth Godin

Psychopaths show reduced emotional reactivity to harmful acts in everyday moral decisions

Psychopaths make immoral decisions because they lack emotion when faced with a potentially harmful situation, according to a study recently published …

Are Your Parents To Blame For Your Psychological Problems?

Psychologist Sigmund Freud famously proposed that our personal development is pretty much determined by events in our early childhood. While many of …

Both DNA and upbringing can determine whether a child will grow up to be a psychopath — here's how

Psychopaths are thought to make up about 1% of the population, and an even higher percentage of people have psychopathic, narcissistic, and sociopathic traits, such as an inflated sense of self or a lack of emotion.<p>Whether psychopaths are born or made over time, though, is a grey area.<p>Some …

Psychology

KKK protesters ‘will be armed’ when they protest in support of Confederate statue

Ku Klux Klan members will be armed for their own protection when they rally against the removal of a Confederate statue on Saturday, according to an organiser.<p>James Moore, a member of the Loyal White Nights of the Ku Klux Klan, told The Washington Post that Klansmen would defend themselves if …

Rights & Freedoms

NPR Tweeted Out the Entire Declaration of Independence and Trump Supporters Called It Propaganda

What better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with an embarrassing display of ignorance.<p>Since Donald Trump was elected president, the country has taken some strange turns. And by "strange" I mean "resembling the early stages of a dystopian novel." Threats against the media are on the rise. …

Donald Trump
Psychology

15 Ways Guaranteed to Alienate Someone During a Discussion

It's not about who wins or loses: it's all about collaboration.<p>Let's face it. Many of us are not the best communicators. We avoid talking through issues, and have a fear of picking up a phone -- to speak to someone, that is. Yet, we have no problem using our phones to do any number of things to …

Self-help

Kellyanne Conway Defends Medicaid Cuts, Says Adults Can Always Find Jobs

Reality check: Most of them have jobs already.<p>White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday came right out and said what so many Republicans are probably thinking ― that taking Medicaid away from able-bodied adults is no big deal, because they can go out and find jobs that provide health …

Two New Books Offer Advice for the Socially Awkward

<b>AWKWARD</b><b><br>The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome</b><br>By Ty Tashiro<br>Illustrated. 261 pp. William Morrow/ HarperCollins Publishers. $26.99.<p><b>IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU, WOULD I HAVE THIS LOOK ON MY FACE?</b><b><br>My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating</b><br>By Alan Alda<br>213 pp. …

Security

Mummy DNA shows that the ancients don’t have much in common with modern Egyptians

This will pave the way for more genetics studies<p>Scientists have extracted and analyzed DNA from mummies that are thousands of years old, and they have found that the ancient Egyptians are actually more genetically similar to people living today in the Near East — countries like Israel, Lebanon, and …

Archaeology

A psychologist’s surprisingly reassuring advice for socially awkward people

Growing up, I was a socially awkward kid. Cool people seemed to occupy the opposite end of the social spectrum. Still, I was always trying to <i>seem</i> cool—whether was my stint as an aspiring break dancer or my measured decision to never again wear my <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> T-shirt to school.<p>Of course, as …

Psychology

Why addressing loneliness in children can prevent a lifetime of loneliness in adults

The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally …

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science

Research suggests that being too in tune to others' emotions can elevate stress levels.<p>Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have …

Psychology

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Trump is 'evaluating situation' about Flynn, spokesman says

WASHINGTON — President Trump is "evaluating the situation" with respect to embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn, and he is speaking to Vice President Pence about what Flynn might have said about a disputed phone with the Russian ambassador, the White House announced Monday.<p>Trump …

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The Unexpected Drawbacks To Positive Thinking

One psychologist explains why you “can’t expect people to change their mind-sets the way they change their underwear.”<p>What could possibly be bad about “staying hopeful” or wrong about trying to “think positively”? Coaches and experts routinely say that fixing our mind-sets can help us fix most of …

Sorry, But Your Brain Only Knows One Way To Multitask Effectively

Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you’ve developed in that particular context.<p>The news that multitasking is bad isn’t even news anymore. In recent years, people have begun to recognize what psychologists have known for decades: If you try to do two things at the …

Don’t tell traumatized people to just “get over it”: Easing trauma pains might take help from (and benefit) us all

The pains of the past carry into the future, especially for groups of people who have been mistreated for decades<p>People’s past, present and future are interconnected, and so is our country’s. Being willing to consider the connection between historical trauma and present-day experiences and distress …

Do You Suffer From Illusions Of Moral Superiority?

Do you think you're more honest than the average person? More principled? More fair?<p>If so, you're not alone. Studies consistently find that people think they're morally superior to others: more honest, principled and fair. This is hardly an isolated belief — people also think they're better than …

Psychology

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Racial segregation is still at the heart of Chicago’s ills... and America’s too

Ahead of President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago this week, the author of a celebrated book about the city explains how it works as a microcosm of the US, with its legacy of policies reinforcing ethnic and economic divisions<p>In a couple of days, President Barack Obama will give a farewell …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable--such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast--complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves efficiency …

Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”

History is peppered with famous artists, actors and musicians who were highly intelligence and creative, and experienced significant mood swings. …