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How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science Behind Why Giving is Good for You

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15 Tips for Being Happy at Work

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Memory Tip: Show Your Brain What's Important

For example, if you're trying to remember what you read, highlighting doesn't help.<p>On the other hand, flash cards do.<p>The difference lies in what psychologists call <b>desirable difficulty</b>.<p>Essentially, when learning <i>feels</i> difficult, learning is actually happening.<p>It's like when you lift a weight that's …

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Why I visit prostitutes

<b>(KM6064 via iStock)</b><p>Just as sex workers are shamed by society, so are the clients who see them. It’s time to tell my side of the story<p>Tony Calvin<p>October 20, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>I am a man who regularly visits prostitutes. There are quite a few of us — according to a Business Insider article, as many …

W.H. Auden’s Cheeky Tribute to Sigmund Freud

Today, thanks to Freud, the man-in-the-street knows (to quote by an inaccurate memory from <i>Punch</i>) that, when he thinks a thing, the thing he thinks is …

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Artist Creates Controversial Illustrations That Mirror the Ugly Side of Society

While these images are safe for work, they’ll still make you feel dirty – and that’s because they reflect some of the dirtiest things about our …

Enlightenment's Evil Twin

There's a lot that psychologists still don't understand about depersonalization disorder, in which the self doesn't feel real.<p>The first time I can remember feeling like I didn’t exist, I was 15. I was sitting on a train and all of a sudden I felt like I’d been dropped into someone else’s body. My …

Who Killed Eric Garner?

We all saw Eric Garner die. We all, George W. Bush included, agree that Eric Garner was murdered. But such superficial agreement risks papering over …

6 Good Reasons to Study Logic

A first-year college student found himself repeatedly impressed by the wit and wisdom of the philosophy majors he met. One day he plucked up the …

The Christmas Truce

In the fresh light of dawn one hundred years ago today, German and Allied soldiers were dug into their opposing trenches on the Western Front in …

The truth about free will: Does it actually exist?

<b>(Warner Bros.)</b><p>Acclaimed philosopher Daniel Dennett explains why free will is much more complicated than many people believe<p>David Edmonds • Nigel Warburton<p>December 28, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The following interview is excerpted from “Philosophy Bites Again”<p><b>David Edmonds: One way to exercise my freedom</b> …

Optimism Is the Enemy of Action

Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.<p>It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when positive thinking became the star of the self-help industry. The idea of optimism is older than America itself (some accounts date it back to ancient Greece), …

The Cold Logic of Drunk People

At a bar in France, researchers made people answer questions about philosophy. The more intoxicated the subject, the more utilitarian he or she was likely to be.<p>Laboratory assistants have to do all sorts of terrible, embarrassing things, but surely this is among the silliest: Enter a bar in …

50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

Today, NPR Ed kicks off a yearlong series: 50 Great Teachers.<p>We're starting this celebration of teaching with Socrates, the superstar teacher of the ancient world. He was sentenced to death more than 2,400 years ago for "impiety" and "corrupting" the minds of the youth of Athens.<p>But Socrates' ideas …

The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler

Dietrich von Hildebrand is best remembered today in theological circles for his contributions to Catholic thought. He should also be remembered for …

AirAsia QZ8501 underwater search to begin

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1134000/1134997_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534463791_13a2bc98e3cee7f6c4434fa10dd5dd01<p><b>The search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 which crashed into the sea on Sunday has moved underwater, with the arrival of specialist equipment.</b><p>A French …

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Documents from Osama bin Laden raid to be used against British-based student

Prosecutors will use files seized from late al-Qaeder leader's compound in attempt to prove Abid Naseer plotted to bomb Manchester targets<p>Documents taken from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound will be used in the trial of a British-based student accused of plotting attacks in the UK, it has been …

3 hurt in daytime New Year's Day shootings

Seven people, including a 14-year-old girl, were injured in separate shootings since New Year's Day, police said.<p>In the latest shooting, a male, whose age was not immediately available, was shot in the leg during a possible robbery around 3:45 a.m. Friday in the Galewood neighborhood on the …

Sony offers holiday gift to PlayStation users affected by Christmas attack

Sony is offering its PlayStation owners a five-day membership extension after the company's network was taken down on Christmas Day by an external …

Bodies found in truck after W. Va. officers wounded in traffic stop

Two West Virginia officers were shot and wounded Thursday in a traffic stop on Interstate 64 that led to the discovery of two bodies.<p>According to state police Lt. Michael Baylous, two police officers from the town of Lewisburg pulled over a white Chevrolet SUV with North Carolina plates after …

Man decapitates mother for nagging him on New Year's Eve

Schizophrenic Florida man chopped off his mother's head with an axe because she kept nagging him about chores<p>A schizophrenic Florida man decapitated his mother with an axe on New Year's Eve because he was fed up with her nagging, US authorities and media said Thursday.<p>Christian Jose Gomez, 23, was …

AirAsia Victims Likely Still in Their Seats: Expert

Five days into the search for victims of a downed AirAsia jetliner, only nine bodies have been recovered. Authorities leading the search effort and a leading aviation expert suspect that is because most of the passengers remain in the plane's fuselage.<p>Sonar images have identified what appeared to …