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How Easily Could Trump Withdraw the U.S. From NAFTA?

The legal procedure for an “Amerexit” isn’t as straightforward as Brexit.<p>President Trump is reportedly mulling an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a major trade deal with Canada and Mexico that reshaped broad sections of the U.S. economy …

The GOP Lawmaker Who Founded Reddit’s ‘Red Pill’ Forum Faces Demands For His Resignation

For the last few years, The Red Pill, a misogynistic subreddit, has gained popularity despite being named after a plot point in <i>The Matrix</i> which, again, was written and directed by two trans sisters. What pick-up artist tips and men’s rights have to do with impressive stunt work and memorable action …

How to Tell If Your Crush Is a Good Person

Imagine this: You’ve tried a new dating app or stepped outside of your social circle and met someone you’re attracted to IRL. Finally! Though having a new crush is ultra-exciting, the rush of feelings can make it tough to see through the love blinders to know if the person who’s captured your …

American Indians killed by cops at highest rate in the nation, but they're invisible in the media

<b>SUQUAMISH TRIBE DESCENDANT JEANETTA RILEY, A 34-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF FOUR, LAY FACEDOWN ON A SANDPOINT, IDAHO, STREET.</b> One minute earlier, three police …

The Monks Who Spent Years Turning Themselves into Mummies — While Alive

The Japanese climate is not exactly conducive to mummification. There are no peat bogs, no arid deserts, and no alpine peaks perennially encased in ice. The summers are hot and humid. Yet somehow a group of Buddhist monks from the Shingon sect discovered a way to mummify themselves through rigorous …

Taiwan

10 Super Weird Emotions You've Felt But Could Never Describe

How often have you been in the situation where you feel something but it doesn’t fall under the typical emotional categories like ‘happy,’ ‘sad,’ …

Psychology

The Men Who Fetishize Mentally Ill Women

What do you do when you find yourself trapped with a partner who thinks your illness is the hottest thing about you?<p>"Think of it this way," writes Plenty of Fish user JPD0414. "If you have a girl who's already happy and confident, there isn't much for you to improve, and you won't affect her life …

On “Blue Poles”, the most controversial painting in Australian history

“MAGNIFICENT”; “stunning”; “his single greatest painting”. Such are the superlatives that greeted “Blue Poles” by Jackson Pollock, one of America’s …

Takashi Murakami Is The Art World's Gift To Pop Culture

<b>WRITTEN BY</b> CEDAR PASORI<p>Ahead of the unveiling of his multi-part collaboration with ComplexCon, we spoke to the legendary Japanese pop artists about working with Kanye and Louis Vuitton, his quest to outdo himself, and inspiring a younger generation.<p>On any given day, Takashi Murakami — the Pop Art …

Elusive ‘black moon’ to grace the sky on Friday

<b>This unusual celestial event happens in the Western Hemisphere on Friday, September 30.</b><p>We’ve got blue moons and blood moons, harvest moons and super …

Buddhist priests are so desperate for survival that they’re doing e-delivery

How do you bring a religion that’s thousands of years old and withering on the vine into the 21st century? With Amazon, of course.<p>In Japan, where 70% of people don’t identity with a particular religion or consider themselves atheists, they still seek out ancient traditions for significant life …

Hinduism

MIT Researchers Develop EQ-Radio to Read Your Emotions, From a Distance. What Are the Ethics?

You may have the best poker face in the world. You may choose to keep your feelings close because you consider your emotions nobody’s business but …

Artificial Intelligence

Speak with Love: How Words Literally Restructure Our Brains

The words you choose to use can literally change your brain. Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert …

404 Page

Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

Project Management

Crossroads program: should we teach children that gender identity is fluid? Here's what the research says

The newly appointed head of the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education, Mark Scott, has called for an investigation into the ways that gender …

How Much Do Parents Matter?

“Parents in every culture at a given moment think they’re doing the optimal thing for their kids.”<p>In 1930, the American anthropologist Margaret Mead published a study of how people in Papua New Guinea raised their children. The world is one giant laboratory and human development one grand …

A look at how emotions and cognition interact during the aging process - Scope

The ability to automatically control emotions — something that most of us don’t even realize we have — gets disrupted in older adults with poor …

Could this be your boss’s problem?

Perhaps, after you were burnt yet again, you half-joked that they must have a personality disorder.<p>Today, experts believe it’s very possible that …

Psychology

How 3 tiny apartments maximised their space

With increasing housing shortages and demand for domestic space at an all-time high, it is no wonder individuals are turning to compact dwellings …

Interior Design

The Ethics of Having Kids in a Climate Crisis

Earlier this summer, I found myself in the middle of a lively debate because of my work on climate change and the ethics of having children.<p><i>NPR</i> …

Learning to Turn Down Your Amygdala Can Modify Your Emotions

<i>Summary: Researchers report downregulating amygdala activity may improve behavioral emotion regulation.</i><p>Source: Elsevier.<p><b>Training the brain to treat</b> …

Mysterious Inuit tale leads researchers to the 168-year-old wreck of the HMS Terror

In 1848, the ill-fated and ominously-named <i>HMS Terror</i> was lost along with the <i>HMS Erebus</i> in the worst polar disaster to ever hit the British Royal …

The Story of Pollock’s $140 Million Masterpiece, Created in One Night

The Tyranny of Art History in Contemporary Art

The art world likes to ask big art-centric questions like “Can art change the world?” We usually answer “Yes.” I usually disagree. Art can’t stop …

Art

The Universe expands equally in all directions -- and this is bad news for Einstein's equations

Researchers analyzed the background radiation left over from the Big Bang to put an end to a long standing debate: Is our Universe expanding the same …

What Makes Japanese Architecture so Much Better Than the Rest?

For those in the know when it comes to architecture, it’s no secret that Japan is an absolute design powerhouse. But what is it that makes Japanese …

America Hates Native Americans

Apparently, spray tans and non-truths play better than warpaint and ethics.<p>Did that get your attention?<p>While America prides itself on its all-inclusive ideals, I dare to say that none of them apply to Native Americans.<p>Since the beginning of the European invasion of North America, there has been a …

Native Americans

The More You Text, The Less Stable Your Relationship Would Be, Research Finds

en_US<p>article<p>The link between relationship satisfaction and texting frequency, and how it differs by …

10 R-Rated Facts Schools Don't Teach About Classic Mythology

It must be difficult for history teachers; it can’t be easy teaching classic mythology to middle schoolers and trying to find artful ways to skip …

Ancient History