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Are Male and Female Brains Biologically Different?

The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we’re more alike than we think.<p><i>Updated June 26, 2018</i><p>Pop neuroscience has long been fascinated with uncovering secret biological differences between male and female brains. The question of whether men and women have …

Harvard

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Emotional Intelligence

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

10 habits of unlikeable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Body Language

How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Polyamory<p>What It's Like to Be Polyamorous<p>How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married<p>Shares<p>"Do you think I'm the kind …

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Spying

What Sleeping With Married Men Taught Me About Infidelity

I’m not sure it’s possible to justify my liaisons with married men, but what I learned from having them warrants discussion. Not between the wives and me, though I would be interested to hear their side. No, this discussion should happen between wives and husbands, annually, the way we inspect the …

Relationships

I attended one of New York's most exclusive sex parties on a private yacht — and it's not your parents' swingers party

As the cruise around Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay wound to a close, and passengers downed the last of their free champagne, the captain appeared on deck with news: The tide was too low, and the boat could not dock for at least another hour.<p>"I'll let you know when we can dock," he told the crowd. …

17 sex things you should never feel bad about

Go forth and bone with confidence.<p><b>1. Not wanting to perform a sex act that “every other woman does!”</b> You do not have to spit, swallow, deep throat, do a goddamn standing 69, or <i>whatever</i> just because they've seen it in porn or done it with an ex. If "every other woman does it" and you don't want to, …

Trump isn’t crazy, he’s just a terrible person

<b>(Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>The president is more “bad than mad,” according to the man who wrote the book on personality disorders<p>Kali Holloway<p>January 28, 2018 12:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In an age when the current White House occupant has inspired unprecedented levels of …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

People Keep Seeing the Mothman in Chicago

What's the deal?<p>It was a normal summer night for John Amitrano, working a Friday shift as security for Chicago's popular Logan Square hangout The Owl—but when we went outside, he saw something odd. "I saw a plane flying, but also something moving really awkwardly under it," he told VICE. "It didn't …

Trump’s medical exam inspires “girther” movement

With the White House obfuscating Trump’s medical records, a new conspiracy theory is born<p>On Tuesday, the White House gave the country the results of President Donald Trump's first medical exam. As the administration would say, the president — whose daily diet reportedly includes a 2,500-calorie …

5 qualities malignant narcissists look for in their victims — and how they use them against you | Salon.com

Many of these traits are <i>absolutely wonderful</i> when they are given a chance to flourish in the context of a healthy relationship (and when moderated by appropriate self-care), but with a malignant narcissist, they <i>can and will be</i> used against you.<p><b>1. Conscientiousness</b><p>Perhaps one of the most overlooked …

Psychology

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

9 signs you might be smarter than average

1. You're the first child in the family.<p>A study of 250,000 Norwegians published in Science magazine revealed that the oldest sibling had an average IQ 2.3 points higher than younger siblings. The reason is due to environment and family dynamics, not genetics. The firstborn gets the benefits of full …

Enough with the top 1 percent: The top 20 percent, the upper middle class, is hoarding the American dream

<b>(AP)</b><p>Scholar Richard Reeves points out the real winners in the economy as Congress eyes tax reform<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>September 10, 2017 11:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Already President Trump and the Democrats are trading clichés in the opening skirmishes over Trump’s tax …

8 reasons Jared and Ivanka are as useless and detestable as anyone in Trump’s White House

<b>FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington.</b> …

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Meditation

The Souring of American Exceptionalism

Commitment to liberalism once distinguished the United States—now, it’s the disdain of American elites for the troubles of their fellow citizens that sets the nation apart.<p>Tomorrow, the Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate their independence, the birth of a free nation. Leading the celebrations …

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky aspect of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work certainly paid off. In addition to Harvard, he gained acceptances at Yale, MIT, Columbia and the University of Virginia.<p>Rodriquez …

Why are Republicans so cruel to the poor? Paul Ryan’s profound hypocrisy stands for a deeper problem

<b>Paul Ryan (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Salon)</b><p>Paul Ryan has dreamed of slashing Medicaid since his keg-party days — and that blithe hostility is widespread<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>March 23, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>Republican Paul Ryan, like most other members of the U.S. Congress, is a millionaire.<p>Christa Patton is 68 …

Society

Paranoia, conspiracy theory and a plan to make America great again: The Illuminati panic of the 1790s

America was under attack from shadowy foreign conspiracies and imaginary enemies — when John Adams was president<p>Over the course of the 2016 election, I and other commentators drew parallels between Trump’s conspiratorial ethno-nationalist politics and the brief 1850s emergence of the …

Quieter Than 1984, but No Less Terrifying

Kingsley Amis’s 1976 alternate-history masterpiece The Alteration is an overlooked—but timely—novel about the dangers of authoritarianism.<p>Imagine a United States in which the president has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to scrub its website of climate-change content, his counselor and …

Here’s the key to Trump’s outrageous lies: He sells them with conviction

Research suggests people are more easily persuaded by apparent sincerity and wishful thinking than by actual facts<p>Donald Trump lies, a lot. He lies so much it's usually safer to assume any random statement he makes is false until proven otherwise. The Washington Post has been tracking the …

America last: The case for moral disengagement from politics in the age of Trump

<b>(Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>We may well be seeing the rise of fascism — but Democrats and liberals have helped make it possible. Just say no!<p>Anis Shivani<p>February 26, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>There are a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?<br>— Donald J. Trump, Feb. 6, 2017<p>There …

The Big End-of-Days Ideas of the Breitbart Intellectuals Thinking for Trump

Trump’s chief policy adviser is staffing the administration with other key players who share his end-of-days, clash-of-civilizations perspective.<p>Not …

Agencies interpret Trump regulatory freeze broadly

Federal agencies are giving a broad reading to the regulatory freeze President Donald Trump ordered last week, with some yanking official notices of outreach meetings and even routine renewals of forms used by the federal government.<p>The most immediate impact of the order issued by new White House …