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The Broken Promise of Higher Education

Americans believe self-interested leaders have put their needs ahead of students, leading to a college-completion crisis.<p>May is always an important month in the college calendar. Many high-school seniors across the nation make the decision where to attend college; millions of college students …

Higher Education

There are 9 types of intelligence. Bill Gates says finding yours is key

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates knows that intelligence isn't one-size-fits-all.<p>Gates built his career on strong logic and mathematical …

Snap shares plummet as investors mark down first earnings report

(In this May 10 story, corrects year-ago average revenue per user to 32 cents from 33 cents in paragraph 21.)<p>(Reuters) - Snap Inc shares plunged on Wednesday after the owner of Snapchat reported slowing user growth and revenue in its first earnings report as a public company, missing some Wall …

5 choices you will regret forever

Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your …

Columbia University

Equal Pay Day: a wage gap fact check

How would someone go about finding the true wage gap numbers across gender and race groups in the US? <b>Mona Chalabi</b> investigates on Equal Pay Day<p>Hey there, hope your week is going well. I’m delivering this week’s fact check a bit early. Yesterday, I got an email from Daniel in Lancaster, California, …

Fact Checking

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

Inside the Heads of People Who Don't Like Music

For those who experience “musical anhedonia,” listening to a song is halfway between boring and distracting—and their brain activity reflects that.<p>Allison Sheridan couldn’t care less about music. Songs of love and heartbreak don’t bring her to tears, complex classical compositions don’t amaze her, …

If Overthinking Is Your Habit, You've Judged Yourself Too Much

What if you could discover some tools and methods that could improve your relationships? What if by gaining a little knowledge you could understand …

Radiohead and sadness: a data analysis

A fan set out to data-map melancholy across the band’s nine albums.<p>What does sadness sound like? You probably think you know — but how would you explain it to someone else?<p>That question drove data analyst Charles Thompson to try to produce a data-driven visualization of depressing music. The …

Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

U.S. news<p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.<p>In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said …

Guns

New EPA head Scott Pruitt's emails reveal close ties with fossil fuel interests

The close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and fossil fuel interests including the billionaire Koch brothers has been highlighted in more than 7,500 emails and other records released by the Oklahoma attorney general’s office on …

Scott Pruitt

The Creeping Stalinism of Donald Trump

And how Republicans in Washington have allowed themselves to become his apparatchiks.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>The vilifying of the press has gotten so bad that some solace was provided Sunday by <i>The Washington Post</i>, which reported from Abu Dhabi that "Defense …

Wall Street

10 Little Things to Remember When Life No Longer Excites You

Once upon a time, there was a girl who could do anything in the world she wanted. All she had to do was choose something and focus. So one day she …

A Zen Master Reveals a Powerful Mindfulness Strategy to Stop Negative Thought Cycles

If you’ve ever read wisdom from the likes of Buddha, Osho or Eckhart Tolle, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “become an observer of your …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

We are overdosing on empathy | Gaby Hinsliff

The popular trend insists we self identify with those we might show kindness. But that actually limits our scope for generosity<p>Feelings aren’t everything. Empathy might be making the world a worse place, not a better one. Kindness can, in some senses, be a weakness. As popular arguments go, these …

Paul Nuttall

Donald Trump signed a refugee ban on Holocaust Remembrance Day

And Jewish groups aren’t having it.<p>In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump on Friday issued a statement remembering the victims of the Holocaust and promising to “make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.”<p>But while the president may claim to remember the …

Holocaust Remembrance Day

A whirlwind week: Trump's first 14 official presidential actions

The president has announced actions in a range of policy areas – even before appointing key officials in federal agencies charged with implementing them<p>Donald Trump took 14 official presidential actions in his first week in office. While the actions do not have the force of law, they do represent …

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

Indiana bill would allow police to shut down protests 'by any means necessary'

Opponents in Indianapolis argue the proposed law, simply labelled Senate Bill 285, or SB 285, would give police power ‘even to the point of costing lives’<p>A bill that would require public officials in Indiana to dispatch law enforcement swiftly to remove any protesters blocking traffic by “any means …

Women's March on Washington

Not worrying about anything is everything

<b>(CNN) —</b> The plot of my only recurring nightmare goes like this: I'm back in college and have not attended one of my classes all semester (usually math or science), and now a final exam is imminent.<p>I'm completely unprepared, time has run out, and I don't even recall where the classroom is, so I …

The seven faces of Donald Trump – a psychologist’s view

From the chin-jut to the zipped smile, we examine the president-elect’s signature facial expressions and what they tell us about him<p>A great deal of Donald Trump’s political success can be put down to his body language and the unusual ways he uses his face. The first thing we notice about Trump’s …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …