Megan Atencia

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Why You'll Never Change Anyone's Mind About Politics

Science has now all but proven that facts cannot sway political opinion. But what can?<p>The question of how to change a mind—or get someone to hop the political fence—has likely never been more important, or discussed more frequently, than in today's age. Last year, despite a constant series of …

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

Psychology

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Barack Obama

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

The Guardian view on American Christianity: change and decay | Editorial

Market-driven Christianity has boomed in the US but now it is beginning to bust<p>Is Christianity ceasing to matter in the US? The question might seem absurd in the light of statistics that show a country which still publicly respects religion to an extent difficult for a European to imagine. Fewer …

Orthodox Judaism

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mental Health

The 21 days of President-elect Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three weeks have passed since President-elect Donald Trump delivered a gracious, sober and almost totally unexpected victory speech at his election night rally in New York City.<p>For nearly 48 hours, Trump embraced the role of decorous winner and temperate future commander-in-chief. He was …

Workaholism helps me keep anxiety at bay. Now I’m trying to break the addiction

Americans have a long history of loving workaholics. We revere entrepreneurs who put in 80-hour weeks and artists who toil into the wee hours. Indeed, for much of my life, I interpreted being overworked as a badge of honor. Now, in my 40s, I’m trying to unlearn that lesson.<p>In my 20s, there was no …

Samer Nashef: 'Understanding the healthcare system is a matter of life or death'

The cardiac specialist reveals how what really goes on behind the operating door inspired his book The Naked Surgeon<p>So you’ve been told you need an operation. Can you be sure that you really should go under the knife? What is the risk of having surgery? Or the risk of not having it? Is the timing …

Health Care

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Literal interpretation of Bible 'helps increase church attendance'

Study finds conservative theology mixed with innovative worship approach helps Protestant churches grow congregations<p>Churches that are theologically conservative with beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster than those with a liberal orientation, according to a five-year …

What We Are Teaching Our Children In The Election's Aftermath

My mother loved to teach. She taught sixth grade reading for many years, but she was my teacher for as long as she lived. She taught me many things but her best lessons were the ones she lived every single day. I suspect that my children would say the same thing about me. We can tell our children …

Hillary Clinton

Why misogyny won

America’s president-elect is an alleged sexual predator. This theory of sexism explains how it came to this — and why even many women voted for Trump.<p>After leaked audio showed Donald Trump bragging in 2005 that he can “grab [women] by the pussy” and kiss them without consent because he’s “a star,” …

We read all 20 National Book Award nominees for 2016. Here's what we thought.

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help you …