Michelle Esposito

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Where Does Our Moral Sense Come From?

Imagine the following situation:<p>A runaway trolley is heading down the tracks toward five workers who will all be killed if it proceeds on its present …

Psychology

Joan Didion on Learning Not to Mistake Self-Righteousness for Morality

“When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something … but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen.”<p><i>“To be a moral human being is to pay, be obliged to pay, certain kinds of attention,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in …

Philosophy

Suspected commander of Nazi SS-led unit found living in Minnesota

AP investigation alleges Michael Karkoc lied about his role in the second world war when emigrating to the US in 1949<p>A commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of torching villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the US and has been living in …

Video: Classic yacht, Clair De Lune, sinks off the coast of Brisbane

<b>The 1959-built Clair De Lune hit Flat Rock off North Stradbroke Island off the Brisbane coast in Australia. Two men were rescued.</b>The crew of Clair De …

Boating

Celebrating Classic Yachting

Held in the pristine waters of Penobscot Bay, the Camden Classics Cup celebrates maritime heritage with classic and spirit-of-tradition yachts. With …

Boating

Ask for Refunds or Credits If Your Hotel Doesn’t Deliver Amenities They Advertise

Arriving at a hotel only to find that the beautiful pool, relaxing spa, or well-stocked gym are all out of order can put a damper on your vacation. …

Hospitality

Time constraints and the competition determine a hunter's decision to shoot

What prompts a hunter to shoot an animal after it is spotted? Wageningen and Norwegian researchers studied more than 180,000 choice situations where …

Hunting animals for sport is ‘unethical and immoral’

Throughout much of Canada, Indigenous peoples and non-aboriginal Canadians hunt and eat elk, moose, seal, caribou, geese and other wild game. Hunting …

Wildlife

Arrange Your Living Room Furniture Like A Slide Puzzle

Your average living room set consists of a couch, a loveseat, and a coffee table. Maybe you spice things up with an accent chair. And in your home, there’s one, maybe two ways to arrange this furniture so it serves your day to day life.<p>Mosaico, produced for the furniture company Sancal by the …

Furniture