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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Neuroscience

Florida Friday: Armed Robber Penis Slaps Victim During Home Invasion

America’s dong was the scene of a brazen dong-slapping this week, after an armed robber slapped his victim with his penis during a home invasion in Miami. I must’ve missed that scene in <i>Heat</i>.<p>I’m not going to make light of a sexual assault at gunpoint, so instead I’ll just ask: what kind of idiot …

The Revolution: On K–12 Education

There’s a lot of talk these days about the dismal state of the American educational system, “the crisis in education.” Mandates for more tests, and …