Michael LeGault

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Studying Unpopular Ideas in Psychology

• <i>Treating opioid addiction as a “disease” might actually hurt patients.</i>• <i><br>The assignment of stiff penalties to criminals may have little effect when it</i> …

Psychology

The Personality Trait That Holds Back Potential Leaders

<i>So much news, so little time! Science sometimes makes headlines and even more often gives us a different way of thinking about the stories of the week. I’d like to delve into a few timely topics in a sort of lightning round:</i><p>Why Leaders Emerge, and What Happens If They Don’t<p>In an attempt to use …

Biomarkers

The most destructive words a boy can hear are, 'be a man'

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Any woman could tell you that a good man is hard to find. Some men don’t measure up to what a woman wants them to be. Some are …

The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma

A new study suggests that stress experienced early in life damages the ability to assess risk, creating young adults with poor decision-making skills.<p>Punishment—or the threat of it—is generally considered an effective way to shape human behavior; it is, after all, the foundation of our criminal …

Study claims expertise, assertiveness are 'masculine traits'

The authors of a new study suggest that “masculine traits” give male professors an advantage over their female colleagues when it comes to letters of …

Principal refuses to allow first black valedictorian to give speech, so Rochester mayor intervenes

When Jaisaan Lovett graduated last month as his high school's first black valedictorian, he prepared a speech — but he says his principal wouldn't …

Valedictorian

Study: Future Teachers Are Already Biased Against Black Children

That black school children are treated more harshly than white children by teachers is no secret, as plenty of studies and painful anecdotes have …

Excel: How to create simple and dependent drop-down lists

Drop-down lists in Microsoft Excel (and Word and Access) allow you to create a list of valid choices that you or others can select for a given field. This is especially useful for fields that require specific information; fields that have long or complex data that’s hard to spell; or fields where …

New Google Classroom update makes it harder to cheat on quizzes

And new educator hardware, too<p>Google has announced several new features for its Google Classroom product today, including new ways for parents and teachers to shut off access to apps and browsers when students should be sleeping or focusing on coursework.<p>Now, through assigning quizzes in Google …

Gaming Addiction Disorder; White House Pitches Big Changes For Education Department

<i>You're reading NPR's weekly roundup of education news.</i><p><b>World Health Organization recognizes gaming as addictive disorder</b><p>Gaming disorder is the newest addictive disorder listed in the World Health Organization's medical diagnostic guide. Symptoms include prioritizing video games over responsibilities …

Starbucks' anti-bias training may serve up more harm than good

"Uncomfortable," "excluded," "powerful," "dynamic and diverse," and "wishy-washy" were some words that baristas used to describe the mandatory …

African-American News

Jordan Peterson Does Not Support ‘Equality of Opportunity’

In the United States today, the richest 0.1 percent of households command as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent combined; the average CEO collects …

After Evergreen

One Year Later, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying Look Back by Katie HerzogThis year, for what may be first time in four decades, officials at the …

'I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,' Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a high school discriminates against a trans student named Gavin Grimm by denying him access to the restroom that corresponds to his gender identity. Grimm says the ruling was "really fantastic," not just for him, but for trans youth in general.<p>"The court …

How to download a copy of everything Google knows about you

If you use Google services, there's a really easy way to download everything you have stored on the company's servers.<p>This is particularly important …

Americans No Longer Prefer Male Boss to Female Boss

For the first time in more than 60 years, a majority of Americans do not have a preference about the gender of their boss.

Privilege May Not Be an Advantage for College Graduates

By definition, having privilege is seen as an advantage in life. Privilege comes in many forms ranging from what family situation or race you were …

Media Bias/Fact Check - Search and Learn the Bias of News Media

White Yale Student Calls Cops On Black Schoolmate Napping In Dorm Common Room

Lolade Siyonbola, a black graduate student at Yale University, had been writing a paper in her dorm’s common room when she dozed off. She awoke to a …

Study Warns of 'Toxic Masculinity' in Boys as Young as 14 | Trending

Google is wrong: You should not 'bring your whole self to work'

Google has long encouraged employees to "bring their whole selves to work." It turns out, this is a really stupid idea.<p>Last year, Google fired James Damore, the engineer whose version of bringing his whole self to work was to write an unsolicited treatise on gender in tech that led to a firestorm …

mobile apps from spreadsheets

Create a new app with a free AppSheet account<p>It takes just a minute to start your app. Prototypes and personal apps are always free.<p>Attach one or …

What The Kanye Controversy Can Teach Us About Black Voters

It was a week into the bizarre "red pill" Kanye West tour that the whole affair seemed to reach its zenith — or its nadir, depending on where you're sitting. Kanye completed his transmogrification into a sentient Reddit thread when he appeared on TMZ this week, parroting well-worn talking points …

PJ Media - Media Bias/Fact Check

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may …

With All the Focus on Toxic Masculinity, What about the Waffle House Hero? | Trending

Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]

"Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]"<p>16 April 1963<br>My Dear Fellow Clergymen:<br>While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your …

Faith

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

American Higher Education Hits a Dangerous Milestone

As younger generations become more racially diverse, many states are allocating fewer tax dollars to public colleges and universities.<p>Drawing almost no attention, the nation crossed an ominous milestone last year that threatens more economic polarization and social division: For the first time, …

Higher Education

'A Lucky Man' Challenges Masculinity — With Love

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it seems like everyone's talking about toxic masculinity. But masculinity, toxic or not, has been on Jamel Brinkley's mind for far longer; his debut short story collection, <i>A Lucky Man,</i> brilliantly examines the topic from a range of angles. To be clear, Brinkley …