Jared Harrop

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We are the most unequal society in the developed world: As bad as you think income inequality is, it’s so much worse

Now that the Occupy movement is all but over, we must find new ways to educate the public — before it’s too late<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice<i>, by Les Leopold (Chelsea Green, 2015).</i><p>Please take a moment to write down the answers to two …

I Can't Help It: I Love Being Fetishized as a Bisexual Man

When I first came out as bisexual, I thought the world would be my oyster. I had spent my whole life consumed with my sexuality. My confusion (and closetedness) prevented me from truly connecting with others. I was always hiding a part of me that needed to get out. After realizing and accepting I …

Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

Positive Thinking

The likeliest reasons why we haven’t contacted aliens are deeply unsettling

Even on the clearest, darkest night far from city lights, you can see only about 1% of the Milky Way galaxy's 100 billion to 400 billion stars.<p>Here's the real trip though: For every star in the Milky Way, there's a unique galaxy drifting through the universe, each with it's own billions of stars, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

<i>We've published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In Oct. 2014, Davis' answer was optioned by a Hollywood producer for a potential television series.</i><p>These are the accounts of the Second …

War

The perverse obsessions of right-wing patriarchal Christians

They’re hardly unique to the Duggars. A fascination with procreation can be traced all the way back to the Iron Age<p>Stories of patriarchal Christian leaders groping, fondling or otherwise harassing or assaulting women and having clandestine sex with men seem to be a media staple of late. At the same …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

The Abuse of Satire

Garry Trudeau on Charlie Hebdo, free-speech fanaticism, and the problem with “punching downward”<p>My career—I guess I can officially call it that now—was not my idea. When my editor, Jim Andrews, recruited me out during my junior year in college and gave me the job I still hold, it wasn’t clear to me …

Charlie Hebdo

Keeping literature dirty

I was almost sorry to see the developers of the Clean Reader app — which would have allowed squeamish or morally didactic readers to remove profanity from books — take "immediate action to remove all books from our catalogue" last week, in response to authors outraged about their work being …

Literature

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology