Abby Heiser

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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology
General Motors

Forget Custom Pies: Domino’s Wants Your Help Creating A New Pizza Delivery Vehicle

Domino’s wants to start delivering pizza in style–and they want your help. You might just win $10K, and see your idea brought to life and on the road.<p>Domino’s is famous for publicly overhauling its pizza after digesting some less than glowing reviews. The company’s new recipe for success goes …

The New Science of Stress: What You Need to Know

I spent this morning talking to different radio outlets around the country about stress. The focus of my interviews was an article called, "How Work Stress Can Kill You, Literally." Not exactly a light topic for the morning drive, yet I bet most of the people listening were on their way to a job …

People Sometimes Like Stinky Things—Here’s Why

<i>Updated September 30, 2015</i><p>A corpse flower smells like a heady mix of rotten fish, sewage, and dead bodies. It’s a stench meant to draw flies, but just as surely, it draws tourists. Braving a blustery Chicago night, thousands of people lined up Tuesday for a whiff of a corpse flower named Alice at …

Botany

The Science of Dating: why we should stop dating online

Dating in the 21st century is pretty bleak. It’s so bleak that we are increasingly throwing ourselves at the mercy of computers, outsourcing our love lives to algorithms and spreadsheets.<p>Marketing and the film industry tells us that ‘Planet Single’ is a barren, isolated wasteland where it rains the …

Is relief the strongest of emotions?

From being reunited with a lost child to waking up on Boxing Day, relief brings its own reward<p>I had a friend who, when she was a child, would be taken by her mother to Harrods to go shopping and would then be deliberately lost there, because the mother so relished the lovefest of being reunited …

Shakespeare defined our concept of nothingness

“If it be nothing I shall not need spectacles”<p>Few things, to judge by his works, so fascinated William Shakespeare as the presence of absence: the lacuna where there ought to be abundance — of will, or judgment, or understanding. It looms large in the lives of many of his characters, so powerful in …

Yes, The Homeschooled Kids Are Alright

“But how can you be sure they are getting everything they need?”<p>It’s the question that as a homeschooling parent I have heard more often than any …

Don't Let the School Choose You: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

<i>Nationwide, hundreds of elementary and secondary schools are "accredited with warning" or face serious budgetary concerns, much to the chagrin of teachers, students and parents alike. Parents hoping to move their students out of these failing districts or schools to more successful institutions may</i> …