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What psychology’s crisis means for the future of science

The field is currently undergoing a painful period of introspection. It will emerge stronger than before.<p>In 1998, psychologists found evidence of a tantalizing theory: We all have a finite mental store of energy for self-control and decision-making. Resisting temptations, or making tough decisions, …

Psychology

Is Donald Trump Too Old to Be President?

The oldsters in the presidential race might be exceptions to the rule, but science says brain function often declines noticeably at that age.<p>If the polling numbers for the primaries have the voters’ blood pressure spiking, imagine what it’s doing to the presidential candidates themselves. Actually, …

The Brain

Europe just had a year from hell — and next year could be worse

Not since 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell and communism crumbled across eastern Europe, has the continent's geopolitical kaleidoscope been shaken up so vigorously.<p>But unlike that year of joyous turmoil, which paved the way for a leap forward in European integration, the crises of 2015 have …

The stock market loves Democratic presidents more than Republicans

Democratic presidents are better for stocks than Republicans.<p>In its year-ahead outlook, analysts at Bespoke looked at the effect Washington can and …

For thin-skinned students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves

It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation’s university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling.<p>Besides, it …

7 Body Language Tricks to Make People Like You

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Psychological Tricks You Can Use To Get People To Do Whatever You Want

Have you ever left a shop, a chat with a friend or a meeting at work and felt like you’ve somehow been duped? It's possible you might have been …

4 ways you might be displaying hidden bias in everyday life

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's no secret that unconscious biases penetrate various realms of society, from hiring decisions to medical care and even foul calls in the NBA.<p>But what about implicit bias our everyday lives? Does it play a role in the neighborhoods we choose to live in, the establishments we patronize, …

The Science of Smiling

When we are happy, our natural response is to smile. But if you flip that around, does the reverse hold true? When we smile, is our natural response then to be happy?<p>Science says yes.<p>In fact, even faking or forcing a smile reduces stress and makes you happier.<p>That's what psychological scientists …

Scientists Pinpoint Where Happiness Lives in the Brain

We all want to be happy. (I hope you’re happy right now!) Happiness may be the most important feeling in our lives, if our endless pursuit of it is …

Science Is Accountable. Are Politicians?

A profoundly misleading headline appeared in the November 17th <i>Washington Post</i>: "NOAA Climate Feud: Pursuit of Scientific Truth vs. Public Accountability." In fact, the article printed below this dry headline involves not a feud between the pursuit of scientific truth and public accountability, but …

The Real Genius of Albert Einstein's Brain

On April 19, 1955, Mrs. Schafer asked her fifth graders at Valley Road School in Princeton, New Jersey, if they had anything to contribute for current events. A smart little girl, sitting at the front, shot up her hand and blurted, "Einstein died!" A smart-alec boy at the back of the class said, …

Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?

We're brought up to believe our teachers are modern-day saints.<p>Just look at how we portray them in the movies and on TV. From <i>Dead Poets Society</i>'s iconic Mr. Keating to resourceful LouAnne Johnson in <i>Dangerous Minds</i>, we reinforce time and again that teaching is a noble calling.<p>These teachers are …

Education

Parties’ Divide on the Economy Widens

Democratic and Republican debates show a policy gulf on Wall Street, the minimum wage and taxes<p>By<p>Nick Timiraos<p>Nick Timiraos<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@NickTimiraos<p>Google+<p>Nick.Timiraos@wsj.com<p>Democrats and Republicans, based on their recent presidential debates, are set to offer voters a stark …

Middle-class

Casanova Was Also a Grave Robber

A little after midnight, armed with a hunting knife and a vengeful mood, the opera singer’s son sneaked into a cemetery and dug up a freshly buried …

Literature

Who Needs Philosophers? Scientists, Politicians and Welders Do

In the Republican presidential debate this week, Sen. Marco Rubio was promoting the value of vocational education and received applause when he said, …

Education

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.<p>Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple …

Climate Change Is the ‘Mother of All Risks' to National Security

Serving at Pentagon, I worked with leaders who studied threats ranging from insurgent groups to rogue states. One of the U.S. military’s less-noticed …

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

5 Ultra-Rich People Who Live Below Their Means | Investopedia

Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg are possibly the ultra high net worth individuals most famous for their frugal spending reputations.<p>Despite his …

Foo Fighters

A Brief History of Income Inequality in the United States | Investopedia

It is not surprising that income inequality has been a major topic in the U.S. presidential race, at least for the Democrats. Near the end of 2013 …

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Creative Writing

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Psychology

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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