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Lord of the Flies is still a blueprint for savagery

"I'm afraid. Of us."<p>Those words first appeared in print exactly 60 years ago when William Golding published his most famous novel, Lord of the …

Why You Can Be Dead Wrong but Still Believe You're Right, According to Science | Inc.com

Have you ever had an argument with a friend, relative, or co-worker who remains certain of their position, even after you provide irrefutable proof that you're right and they're wrong? It's frustrating, but common. It turns out the human brain is wired that way.<p>An outraged friend once showed me a …

Psychology

The lust for power

<i>Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect all who seek it.</i><p>– Frank Herbert, “Dune”<p>It was nothing more than a random headline my husband read out loud …

Please Stop Blaming Kids' Behavior on a Lack of Morals

It takes a lot to leave me speechless with anger, but sometimes the internet does just that.<p>Online Facebook groups can be a great place to share …

5 Tips for Dealing with Guilt

It’s amazing how quickly guilt can kick in for the smallest, most meaningless things in our lives.<p>Guilt is an emotional warning sign that most people …

Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Didn't Happen and Why Do They Say It? (Review)

<b>Book review</b><p><b>Denying History</b><p><i>Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Didn't Happen and Why Do They Say It?</i> by Michael Shermer & Alex Grobman. Berkeley: …

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018 | Inc.com

I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed with pulling this out. I've spent the past 15 years as an entrepreneur studying leaders and …

Motivation

What Everyone Is Getting Totally Wrong About Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

The more I read about EQ (or Emotional Intelligence) the more I wonder if people are defining it properly. For years, I've heard that EQ is about an ability to read people--to pick up on body language, to assess a situation and read feelings, to display a warmth and emotional connection that sets …

'Every kid is at risk': Local group tries to deter kids from gangs

After a summer of gang and drug-related violence in Metro Vancouver, local groups are joining forces with school districts to try and tackle gang …

Fraser Valley

A Foot Has Been Found on the Beach in Canada. It's the 13th Such Discovery in a Decade

A dismembered foot washed ashore inside a shoe on a beach in British Columbia this week — the thirteenth such discovery on the same stretch of coast …

The Neuroscience of Being a Selfish Jerk

If we’re being honest, most of us have at least some selfish aims – to make money, to win a promotion at work, and so on. But importantly, we pursue …

Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children

Dillon, K. P., & Bushman, B. J. (2017, in press). Effects of Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies on Children’s Interest in Real Guns. <i>JAMA …