Ken-Terika Zellner

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When Misogynist Trolls Make Journalism Miserable for Women

How many talented women dropped out of the blogosphere rather than deal with hateful Internet feedback?<p>Online threats against women are the subject of a lengthy <i>Pacific Standard</i> article by Amanda Hess, who argues that gendered harassment has severe implications for women’s status on the Internet and …

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The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.<p>Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his …

Religious Nonprofits Ask Supreme Court to Block Contraception Mandate

You'll recall after a firestorm erupted over the health care law's so called "contraception mandate" that the government created an "accommodation" …

How The Twilight Zone Predicted Our Paranoid Present

Tune into the annual New Year's marathon broadcast of the show that debuted 55 years ago, and you might notice something strange: Its sci-fi stories look a lot like today.<p>More than half a century after it first aired, <i>The Twilight Zone</i> still has one of the most recognizable opening themes in …

The Myth of the Overqualified Worker

If your recruiting efforts attract job applicants with too much experience—a near certainty in this weak labor market—you should consider a response that runs counter to most hiring managers’ MO: Don’t reject those applicants out of hand. Instead, take a closer look.<p>New research shows that …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

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Sorry Assiduous (adj.) SAT-Takers, Linguist In Dudgeon (n.) Over Vocab Flashcards

When I took the SATs a very long time ago, it didn't occur to us to cram for the vocabulary questions. Back then, the A in SAT still stood for "aptitude," and most people accepted the wholesome fiction that the tests were measures of raw ability that you couldn't prepare for — "like sticking a …

Republican Acceptance of Evolution Plummets

A poll released today by the Pew Research Center reveals that acceptance of evolution among Republicans has plummeted in recent years, from 54 …

How to Fix the Calendar

The calendar is broken. Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November. All the rest have 31. Except for February. That's insane. We can do …

Rich and Famous: Why Hong Kong’s Private Tutors Are Millionaire Idols

Kelly Mok first saw Hong Kong’s celebrity tutors blown-up on billboards above the highway and plastered alongside buses. “Are they tutors?” she …

The Italian Distributor Of '12 Years A Slave' Has Pulled Its Posters Highlighting White Actors Like Brad Pitt

Earlier this week, the world became aware of an Italian promotional poster for the film "12 Years A Slave" that highlighted actor Brad Pitt, even though he has only a minor role in the film. Meanwhile, the movie's star, black actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, was reduced to a small image below Pitt's profile.<p>…

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

It could rightly be called the most massive debate of the year: Physicists are locked in an argument over what happens if you fall into a black hole.<p>On one side are those who support the traditional view from Albert Einstein. On the other, backers of a radical new theory that preserves the very …

College recruiters give low-income public campuses fewer visits

The Webb Schools, a private high school in Claremont, is a magnet for college recruiters from around the country and the world. This fall, 113 Ivy League and other schools sent representatives to the campus — more than the 106 students in the senior class.<p>At Jefferson High School, a low-income …

Engineer Recalls Past Life, Near Death Experience: Materialism and the Divine

In my childhood and adolescence, I had extraordinary experiences I could not explain. I didn’t dare to tell others, fearing ridicule from people with …

Study suggests we're all susceptible to false memories

Researchers from UC Irvine have found that people with extraordinarily accurate memory are as vulnerable to the inception of fake memories as others, indicating that perhaps nobody is protected from memory distortion. The study, published last month in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of …