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What makes you laugh says a lot about who you are

Humor has long been the subject of serious research among psychologists, linguists, sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists. There’s an entire journal devoted to the topic and, though it may be hard to believe when you’re engrossed in the latest Hangover movie, humor is so much more than …

Jokes

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Happiness

Clinton, Sanders both land only soft blows in Democratic debate

This truly was a PBS debate: genteel, civilized, lacking drama — and full of material that’s already aired somewhere else.<p>Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spent most of Thursday night’s debate in what Clinton called “vigorous agreement” — disagreeing only about …

Middle-class

Outsiders sweep to victory in New Hampshire

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to thumping outsider victories in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, seizing on the fury of grass-roots voters to rock the elites who control American politics.<p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose aspirational conservative message …

Government

Bernie Sanders once played a rabbi in a low-budget 90s romantic comedy — and his cameo is amazing

Sanders played a rabbi in the low-budget 1999 comedy "My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception." The film has a 5.3/10 rating on IMDB, but a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 86 user ratings.<p>His cameo as Rabbi Manny Shevitz, who gives a speech during a wedding reception, doesn't …

Bernie Sanders

'We're shooting bullets, but they're using machine guns!' Netflix and Amazon outspent everyone at Sundance — here are the films they dropped millions on

Even before the festival began, Netflix and Amazon were aggressive with pre-buys, but then when everyone touched down in Park City, Utah, they kicked it up a notch.<p>Though the traditional indie distributors tried to put up a good fight — like Fox Searchlight, which broke a Sundance record with a …

Sundance

Inside the Belarusian Institutions for Chernobyl Radiation Victims

Photographer Jadwiga Bronte visited the "internats" of Belarus—institutions that are part asylum, part orphanage, and part hospice—for those affected by the fallout of the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago.<p><i>Starting today, students in the MA Photography course at the London College of Communication</i> …

Disability

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

Nikki Haley

3tags.org

Star Wars 9 Director Colin Trevorrow Responds to "Bring Back George Lucas" Petition

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been breaking records, including box office records. However, not everyone is happy with the film. Last week, a petition popped up online to replace 2019's <i>Star Wars Episode IX</i>'s director, Colin Trevorrow, with George Lucas. Currently, the petition has over 20,000 …

8 things we want to see in ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10

Filming is now well underway on the new season of <i>Doctor Who</i>.<p>Peter Capaldi is back for a third year of adventures as the Twelfth Doctor, with Pearl …

TV Series

David Bowie accusing MTV of racism in '83: Read the interview transcript

Among the wonders of<p>David Bowie's life that are being rediscovered upon his death: this video -- from 1983 -- of the artist criticizingMTVfor featuring so few black artists. Here’s video of the exchange between Bowie and MTV’s Mark Goodman, plus a transcript of the conversation:<p>Bowie: It occurred …

Big 'Schrödinger's Cats' created

The imaginary feline known as Schrödinger's cat, which is both alive and dead (or neither) until beheld, is the best-known representation of the real-life phenomenon known as superposition.<p>Now, for the first time, scientists have demonstrated superposition over a macroscopic scale of about a …

These drawings reveal a hard truth about important relationships in our lives

In a post last year, we laid out the human lifespan visually. By years:<p>By months:<p>And by weeks:<p>While working on that post, I also made a days chart, but it seemed a bit much, so I left it out. But whatever:<p>The days chart blows my mind as much as the weeks chart. Each of those dots is only a single …

FaceTime

A relationship expert explains why happy couples cheat

For the past 10 years she has traveled the world working with couples who, as she says, "have been shattered by infidelity."<p>The word "infidelity," Perel says in the TED talk "Why Happy Couples Cheat," can mean many different things.<p>"The definition of infidelity keeps expanding," Perel says. …

Gavin Rossdale

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Physics

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

American Philosophy

What Orwell can teach us about the language of terror and war

Bureaucratic double-speak, tautology and ambiguous cliche not only dominate the language of public life from the health service to higher education, talking and writing badly also prepares the ground for military and terrorist action, writes Rowan Williams<p>At first sight, it seems hard to imagine a …

Human Rights

Here's a simple trick to make people like you in 2 seconds

<i>Quick: Smile! But not too broadly. Introduce yourself — but not so fast!</i> Time's up.<p>Fortunately, there's a simple psychological strategy for combatting the anxiety associated with meeting new people. The trick? Don't think of them as new.<p>Instead, you'll want to do what speaker and author Nicholas …

Talk Shows

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

The Best Book I Read This Year

The Atlantic’s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p><i>The Atlantic’</i>s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p>Harry August, the narrator and protagonist of …

Books

22 Hilarious Literary Christmas Puns

Fifty Shades of Sleigh. Thanks to #NoelANovel on Twitter.

Nadia Chomyn obituary

Autistic artist who had an extraordinary ability at a very young age to draw realistic depictions of animals and horsemen<p>Nadia Chomyn, who has died aged 48 after a short illness, was autistic with severe learning difficulties. At a very young age, and breaking all the accepted rules of the …

Humanities

Someone Is Placing Posters Of Donald Trump As Hitler Around Atlanta

Atlanta police say that if the graffiti artist is found, they will be incarcerated.<p>Two posters – depicting Trump with a hundred-dollar bill bow tie and a Hitler-like mustache, were found on highways, clearly visible to passing cars but in a dangerous area for pedestrians.<p>Atlanta police quickly got …

The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015

2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …

One super sleuth 'Harry Potter' fan just worked out why Hedwig had to die

There are a lot of deaths over the course of the seven <i>Harry Potter</i> books. Some deaths hurt more than others, and insert your own most traumatic <i>HP</i> …

Books

Doctor Who quiz: How much do you know about Clara Oswald?

Jenna Coleman has now officially left Doctor Who. Again. Well, this time we’re sure of it.<p>The Series 9 finale saw Clara blast into space and time in …