Sarah Moore

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Clarke and Dawe - Australian Voting to be Outsourced. Millions Saved.

The villainous self and the uses of redemption – Will Storr

People change, don’t they? That’s what everyone says. I once met a man who changed more than you could imagine. His name is John Pridmore. To see him …

Mind

Do we have a right to medical privacy after we are dead? – Jack El-Hai

As I sat amid stacks of boxes in a stranger’s living room in Fairfield, California, back in 2008, I saw that my search was over. I had succeeded in a …

Do we really want to use predictive policing to stop crime? – Henrick Karoliszyn

When a troubled young man named Adam Lanza stormed into Sandy Hook Elementary School and slaughtered 20 first-graders and six teachers in a small …

Visualizing Ferguson

Since the August 9th killing of 18 year-old Michael Brown, Jr. by officer Darren Wilson, the nation’s collective gaze has been fixed on the suburb of …

Justice

An Analysis of Power And Social Dynamics In 'Mean Girls'

The movie has such enduring power and is quoted so much <i>because it sheds light on real sociological phenomena.</i><p>It’s compelling because it’s believable. …

Wolf of Wall Street

The Price of Modern Life Is Depression And Loneliness?

Tell me it isn’t true!<p><b>By Hugh Mackay</b><i><br>Illustration by</i> <i>Daniel Gray</i><p>Naturally, it all depends whose ‘modern life’ you’re talking about.<p>When it comes to …

Psychology

Sarah Moore

Today is Freedom Day ie August 14th. On this day in 1987, the police raided The Family cult and rescued the kids that remained at Kia-Lama, Eildon.<br>It …

How the AA is out of step with research on addiction – Rebecca Ruiz

I hear a single voice as I walk up the steps to the meeting room. It reminds the men and women gathered in a half circle that, yes, they admitted …

The How Not to Suck Manifesto

Aloha! Here’s my one sentence manifesto for each and every one of us from now until the end of time.<p>Great and wondrous things; made by great and …

Selling

7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict

Are you "pro-Israel" or "pro-Palestine"? It isn't even noon yet as I write this, and I've already been accused of being both.<p>These terms intrigue me because they directly speak to the doggedly tribal nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You don't hear of too many other countries being …

Israel

Peaches Geldof: Selfish and a bad mother? Or a tragic victim?

Well, here's what I would like to say to Hopkins and anyone else who believes themselves superior enough to cast the first stone from on high: how …

How doctors turned away from their patients’ stories of pain – Joanna Bourke

In 1812, the English novelist Frances Burney described her mounting terror as she prepared to undergo a mastectomy without any anaesthetic. Having …

The surprising psychology of the compassionate crowd – Michael Bond

There’s nothing like a riot to bring out the amateur psychologist in all of us. Consider what happened in August 2011, after police killed Mark …

School linked to cult faces probe

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<b>Dr Sarah Moore</b> Retweeted<p>Oh dear! PNG Supreme Court rules Aust's detention of #<b>refugees</b> on Manus - illegal http://fuqd.at/ZjzKXn …

Will new drugs mean the rich live to 120 and the poor die at 60? – Linda Marsa

The disparity between top earners and everyone else is staggering in nations such as the United States, where 10 per cent of people accounted for 80 …

Could deep-brain stimulation be a cure for anorexia? – Kenneth Miller

<i>‘Just try to explain to anyone the art of fasting! Anyone who has no feeling for it cannot be made to understand it.’ Franz Kafka: ‘A Hunger Artist’</i> …

Anorexia

What does the Facebook experiment teach us?

Growing Anxiety About Data Manipulation<p>I’m intrigued by the reaction that has unfolded around the Facebook “emotion contagion” study. (If you aren’t …

Psychology

10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings

Here are my ten favorite tricks for quickly appearing smart during meetings.<p><b>100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings (THE BOOK!)</b> <b>is out now.</b> <b>Order it</b> …

Apostasy and Punishment: Interrogating the Islamic Tradition

The imposition of the death penalty for apostasy and related offences is not unique to Islam - it existed in Judaism and Christianity, and was widely …

The terror and the bliss of sleep paralysis – Karen Emslie

Here I am, lying in bed. If you walk in now, you’ll think I’m sleeping. But I see you. Although my eyelids look shut, they are fluttering slightly. …

Consciousness

How life made the earth into a cosmic marvel – Robert Hazen

One could easily be forgiven for thinking that life bears little connection to rocks. From high-school science curricula to Wikipedia, the …

Earth Science

These are my two Baltimores, black and white – D Watkins

So I’m posted up, sharing a sandwich and a cigarette with a friend in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in America, and my phone buzzes. On …

Magical thinking still haunts all our thoughts – Andrew Crumey

Would you say that astrology is very scientific, sort of scientific, or not at all scientific? The question was asked in a survey in the United …

Pseudo-science

Icelandic girls can't be called Harriet, government tells family

You can be Aagot, Arney or Ásfríður; Baldey, Bebba or Brá. Dögg, Dimmblá, Etna and Eybjört are fine; likewise Frigg, Glódís, Hörn and Ingunn. Jórlaug works OK, as do Obba, Sigurfljóð, Úranía and – should you choose – Vagna.<p>But you cannot, as a girl in Iceland, be called Harriet.<p>"The whole …

The Last Crusade: The First World War and the Birth of Modern Islam

Seeing all the commemorations of the First World War centennial, many might ask what relevance such distant struggles can have for the modern world. …