Michael Polites

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Psychology textbooks should be busting myths. Instead, they’re misinforming students.

A new study finds that introductory psych textbooks are painting a too-rosy picture of the science.<p>When I was an undergraduate psychology major, I was captivated by the quirky findings from psychology experiments that appeared in my textbooks. Nuggets like these:<p>People who read “old”-sounding words …

Best Stock Market Quote Apps for Android

You don't have to be a Wall Street big wig to keep on track of all the movement on the global financial markets. These days, you can keep track of …

Seasonal Affective Disorder Might Not Be A Real Thing, Some Researchers Say

About six percent of the US population reports suffering from SAD.<p>Last year, around early November, Megan Phillips couldn't get out of bed or wash her dishes. It felt like she couldn't do anything constructive. The 32-year-old Vancouverite had never been this sluggish, and a heavy depression began …

Alexithymia: The Emotional Disconnect Behind the Mask of Normalcy

Alexithymia is a psychiatric term coined by combining <i>alexia</i>, an inability to read and comprehend characters and words, and <i>-thymia</i>, which denotes a …

The 24 best movies you probably didn’t see this year

At the end of every year, critics and award groups highlight their picks for the best movies of the year, and movie studios tout their biggest blockbusters in box-office memos.<p>Those movies are usually pretty great, but there's more out there that's worth watching.<p>Some of the features on this list …

Best Recipes for Winter Produce

From smoky butternut squash soup to a winter-vegetable shepherd's pie, here are superb recipes for winter produce.

These Are the Most-Googled Recipes of 2016

There are many ways to find a recipe, but a quick Google search might be the easiest and cheapest option. What are the go-to recipes that you search …

The Cold Cure: What Freezing Water and Extreme Altitude Can Do For Our Health

<b>At first it is only a dark purple absence</b> of stars in a pinpricked sky. Soon dawn sets the glacier ablaze like a beacon. Kilimanjaro. Africa's …

This interactive map shows why renewables and natural gas are taking over the US

This one’s for the energy nerds out there. The University of Texas Austin’s Energy Institute has put out an incredibly useful interactive map showing what types of power plants are cheapest to build in every county in the continental United States. (No, really, it’s fascinating.)<p>Playing around with …

Energy

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

Bill Gates Pushes Green Energy on Call With Trump, While Building $1 Billion Fund

On one end of the phone, there was Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, who has pledged a good chunk of his fortune to ending climate change. On the …

The Most Useful Firefox Extensions Ever Made

Firefox was fighting the good fight against Internet Explorer long before Chrome showed up, and since its launch in 2002, Mozilla’s famed browser has …

Perfect Sushi Rice Recipe

"Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips …

Watch Oliver Stone’s Controversial Fidel Castro Doc That HBO Wouldn’t Show

The film was pulled two weeks before airtime.<p>Back in 2002, Oliver Stone and his film crew flew to Cuba for three days and visited the country’s …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Bloxx is a fiendishly difficult physics game with serious replay value

I think the best way to measure the quality of a game is how it compels you to keep playing, even though you’ve got other shit to do. Good games will make you say “<i>just one more level</i>.” When you stop playing, a good game will linger in the back of your mind like an itch that can only be scratched …

Never get a speeding ticket again with TrapTap

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Let’s …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes