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The Simple Psychological Trick to Political Persuasion

Conservatives are more likely to support issues like immigration and Obamacare if the message is “morally reframed” to suit their values.<p>Ever since Donald Trump handed down his executive order temporarily halting all immigration from seven majority-Muslim nations for three months and barring …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Cyborgs are already here, but the next steps will make you nauseous

When you hear the words “cyborg,” or “augmented human,” you inescapably picture Arnold Schwarzenegger as <i>The Terminator</i>, the Borg from <i>Star Trek: The</i> …

Singularity

Men, the time has come: women should be our breadwinners | Dave Schilling

A new study shows men hate shouldering the burden, and that women want to. So men should quit and let competent, motivated women do their jobs<p>If given the choice between working and not working, what would you do? Would you keep peeling yourself out of bed, chugging coffee to regain feeling in your …

Research

Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Afropunk Paris Creates Space for Complex and Necessary Discussions of Style

"No matter where we live, our stories are universal and they manifest in how we dress, how we regard our hair, and how we honor ourselves."<p>For over a decade, Afropunk Fest has been one of the most popular events held in Brooklyn, NY in celebration of black music and culture. In June, the festival …

3D Fashion Technology Brings Sci-Fi to the Runways

<b>An Eagle Borg costume made of leatherette and plastic turned fashion designer Monica Vaverová into a 3D printing pioneer in the Czech Republic.</b><p>Once …

Here’s ‘What’s Going On’ With Muslims

Six answers to the question behind Donald Trump’s immigration ban<p>Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration to America has come in all shapes and sizes. First, shortly after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, it was a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until …

Islamic Fundamentalism

It’s possible to train your brain to be less racist. Here’s how.

The Brain

Google's AI has written some amazingly mournful poetry

Artificial intelligence can control self-driving cars, beat the best humans at incredibly complex board games, and fight cancer; but one thing it …

​'​Sick​ and​ asphyxiating​'​​ – why we live in an age of anxiety

These are anxious times – one in five Britons suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. We examine what makes everyday stresses spiral out of control, and four writers reveal how their fears rule their lives<p>Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people suffer from depression and anxiety, …

Mental Health

George Zimmerman's Gun and the Merchandising of Black Death

Zimmerman's attempt to commodify and capitalize on the death of Trayvon Martin is a phenomenon that has been happening in American since well before the founding of this country.<p>I'm sure there are people out there who would claim that the gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012, a …

7 Things You Need To Learn About Autism

<b>Autism is not a mental illness or disease</b><p>It’s been included in the diagnostic manual that some clinicians use: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. So if you think it’s a mental illness, that’s understandable. But it’s not. It’s a developmental condition, one that is rooted in …

Autism

Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

A friend who knows I'm in a long-term relationship recently sent me a New York Times' opinion piece titled "13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married." What she probably doesn't know is that she sent me on an entirely different research mission: to see what we know about the effect marriage …

Carving Up the Rainbow?

The trans community and the LGBT community is falling into the old trap of infighting over who among us is most to blame for the hate now being directed at us and, perhaps in seasonal spirit, trying to figure out who should be the Paschal lamb. It appears from the debate that this honor will be …

Muslim Americans Are More Likely to Reject Violence, Intolerance Than Many Other Americans

Donald Trump has proposed profiling Muslim Americans and shutting down mosques. He claims that Muslim "hatred is beyond comprehension." But the truth is that Muslim Americans are not only integrating into U.S. society, but are actually more opposed to violence and more tolerant in many ways than …

A massive study just debunked a pervasive myth about male and female brains

But in a new study, scientists combed through the brain scans of more than 1,400 people, and found that while there are some distinct brain differences between men and women, there's no such thing as a distinctly "male" or "female" brain.<p>"Our study demonstrates that, although there are sex/gender …

Everything You Think You Know About Detecting Lies Is Wrong

While you may think that body language is the biggest giveaway, new research has discovered you can tell more by relying on a single cue.<p>A turned-down mouth, sweaty palms, and eyes that drift up and to the side–if you believe conventional wisdom about lying, these are telltale signs. But they’re …

New Research Proves The Hidden Inequality Within The Gender Wage Gap

In a new state-by-state analysis, the gender wage gap is a stark reminder of how inequality affects female heads of households.<p>The gender wage gap is complicated. Most people have heard that women make, on average, 77¢ for every dollar that a man in the same job earns. That number comes from U.S. …

Why mass shootings don't convince gun owners to support gun control

<i>Note: This piece was first published in December 2015, in the wake of the</i> <i>San Bernadino shooting</i><i>.</i><p>One thing I often hear in the wake of these endless mass shootings is, "Surely <i>this</i> will convince those gun people. Surely the carnage and suffering are bad enough now that they'll feel compelled to …

The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

<b>(AP/The Satanic Temple)</b><p>The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>Valerie Tarico<p>November 28, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of …

'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier?

From remembering birthdays to offering service with a smile, life has a layer of daily responsibility that is hardly discussed – one which falls disproportionately on women. Finally confronting it could be a revolutionary step<p>We remember children’s allergies, we design the shopping list, we know …

Witches as Women Empowered by the Occult

Rik Garrett's 'Earth Magic' photos blur the line between fantasy and reality.<p>Images courtesy the author<p>Witchcraft, femininity, nature, and photography come together in Rik Garrett’s collection <i>Earth Magic</i>, published in a book by Fulgur Press. The photographs are made using the wet plate collodion …

New survey findings show more women own game consoles than men

The results of a new Pew Research Center survey on the demographics of technology ownership reveal an interesting statistic: Of those polled, a higher percentage of console owners were women.<p>42 percent of the study's respondents who had game systems — such as "Xboxes and PlayStations," the report …

Study: Meditation and yoga dramatically cut our need for health care services

Living a healthier life doesn’t have to be hard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga can reduce the number of hospital visits you might need.<p>The explanation is simple. Though stress-related illnesses won’t usually kill you …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

10 Witchy Books To Learn More About Paganism

Add a little magic to your life.<p>Remember that mysterious girl in middle school who clutched a copy of <i>The</i> <i>Mists of Avalon</i> to her heart like it was a Bible? A powerful novel can have draw us in much like a religious text might and help us explore real, lived spiritual themes.<p>Next up in HuffPost …

Scientists find you can reduce peoples' belief in God by directing magnetic energy into the brain

They found the same results when trying to reduce intolerance towards immigrants<p>Scientists from the University of York have found a way of performing mind control<p>By directing magnetic force towards the posterior medial frontal cortex of the brain, they were able to reduce belief in God and decrease …

Psychologists conducted a survey to find out exactly what makes 'creepy' people creepy — and they had a few things in common

A recent study currently under review for publication by Knox College social psychologist Francis McAndrew and his student Sara Koehnke takes a stab at unpacking exactly what creepiness is.<p>Feeling creeped out is a "universal human response," McAndrew writes, that developed in response to an …

Mental Disorders

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …