Michelle Han

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Can Envy Be Good for You?

How do we respond when we encounter people who are more successful than we are? Often, we imagine two paths: admiration and envy. Admiration is seen as a noble sentiment—we admire people for admiring others, detecting, in their admiration, a suggestion of taste and humility. Envy, by contrast, is …

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?

<b>The Chinese education system - with its long school days and tough discipline - tops global league tables. But how did British pupils cope when five Chinese teachers took over part of their Hampshire school?</b><p>For the BBC documentary Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School, an experiment was carried …

Experts devise formula to crack Agatha Christie's murder mysteries

Panel claims that certain characteristics make it easier to guess who the culprit will be in the author's many novels<p>Her whodunit murder mysteries have confounded millions of armchair detectives, leading them through a literary maze of twists and turns before a super sleuth finally unmasks the …

How innovation happens: Outliers in the game of progress

<b>By Mehul Kapadia</b><p>Being an outlier means standing apart from others – it could be an extreme thing, even an anomaly. Certain environments that present …

The Avengers

Requiem For The App Revolution

The app revolution is dead. In fact, it died years ago.<p>It had been a good run, but a revolution is no longer a revolution when the model is the status quo. With new apps created every day, the revolution has definitely been televised, commoditized and capitalized.<p>But while the app revolution is …

Why Bernie Sanders should be the 1 percent’s candidate (yes, really)

<b>(AP/David Becker)</b><p>If America’s ultra-rich know what’s good for them, they’ll start getting behind Sanders’ progressive reforms<p>Conor Lynch<p>July 27, 2015 7:40pm (UTC)<p>If you are a regular viewer of Fox News, you may think of Bernie Sanders as some kind of radical socialist who wants to bring down the …

When moms ‘tune in,’ babies show empathy later

Mothers who are “mind-minded,” or able to “tune in” to their baby’s thoughts and feelings by engaging in baby talk, may be able to help their child …

The Debate Over Free Community College

New programs in Oregon and Tennessee face praise and scrutiny about which students they actually benefit.<p>This fall, Cesar Sanchez, 18, will do something he never thought possible.<p>He’ll enroll at Southwest Tennessee Community College through a state program called Tennessee Promise, which lets …

How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

Australian film director Damon Gameau performed an experiment on himself. For 60 days, he exclusively ate what most Americans believe is “healthy …

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Your love of the Sex Pistols or Norah Jones says more about your personality than you think

Is your Spotify collection a compilation of mellow melodies and soft rock? Or do you have Apple Music playlists full of heavy metal and punk? Your answer could be an indicator of whether you are more of an emphatic or analytic person, according to a new study.<p>A team of psychologists at the …

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When Not All Votes Were Equal

The U.S. Supreme Court reconsiders how legislative districts are drawn—and risks sending the country back to a time before “one person, one vote.”<p>In 1960, a town of 38 residents in Vermont elected the same number of representatives—one—as Burlington, population 33,000. In Georgia, house districts …

Voting

Matt and Sweat’s Prisoner’s Dilemma

According to the William Rashbaum of the <i>Times</i>, David Sweat, the surviving member of the duo who escaped this June from the Clinton Correctional Facility, in upstate New York, is currently providing officials with a full account of how he crafted an escape route from his cell through an obstacle …

First Click: Apple’s done far more damage to Samsung via competition than litigation

See that big dip in Q3 2014 operating profit at Samsung’s mobile division? That’s the quarter when Apple stopped talking about the length of your thumb and launched its first big phones: the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch 6 Plus — devices that had been heavily rumored prior to their September 9th …

Photos: This ‘street barber’ helps homeless people transform their look

Tattooed skater Nasir Sobhani looks too hip to be a sincere do-gooder, but every week he works miracles on the streets of Melbourne, Australia. A professional barber, the 26-year-old spends his off days offering free haircuts and shaves to homeless clients.<p>“I have a few regular street clients to …

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The Evolution of TV's ‘Very Special Episode’

Family sitcoms once embraced the preachy format to teach teens about important social issues, but more subtle, complex storytelling has since taken over.<p>Before <i>Cast Away</i> and <i>Captain Phillips</i>, before he waxed inspirational over boxes of chocolates in <i>Forrest Gump</i> or flirted online with Meg Ryan in</i> …

Real doctor behind 'Stanford Prison Experiment' talks about dark side of power

What causes seemingly good, ordinary people to go bad? In 1971, psychology professor Philip Zimbardo took a crack at that question with his infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, enlisting two dozen student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the dark side of power.<p>Four …

NAO robot becomes self-aware very briefly

OK, maybe now it’s time to start worrying. While artificial intelligence has been making considerable progress, the doomsday scenarios painted by …

Former agent: I was abandoned by MI5 after breakdown

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1180000/1180552_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534739930_bee8143a22c13d2d5c4c343f40bfe9b0<p><b>A former MI5 spy has broken cover to give the BBC an unprecedented account of his life in service - and describe his anger at the way he was treated.</b><p>The …

Colorado police track down a pair of fugitives using Spotify and Netflix

Colorado authorities have closed a seven-month search for two girls who were abducted in December by their mother, Brittany Nunn, and her husband, Peter Barr, in the midst of a custody dispute. The case was ultimately cracked by local sheriff’s investigator Drew Weber, who executed a search warrant …

Jonathan Bendor: Why Criticism is Good for Innovation

How to quash bad ideas without stifling innovation.<p>In the 1960s and ’70s, few workplaces could boast of such brilliant engineers as Xerox’s Palo Alto …

Why Adults Are Buying Coloring Books (for Themselves)

In 2011, the British publishing house Laurence King asked Johanna Basford, a Scottish artist and commercial illustrator specializing in hand-drawn black-and-white patterns for wine labels and perfume vials, to draw a children’s coloring book. Basford suggested instead that she draw one for adults. …

Satoru Iwata was Nintendo

I only ever saw Iwata speak once in person, but it made a big impression. He had a rare gift, blessed with both a brain the size of a planet and a soft, articulate tenor that made his industry-shaping ideas seem like friendly advice from an uncle. Gaunt yet confident at Nintendo’s joint press …

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