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Barack Obama's return just reminds us how he fueled the distrust that led to Donald Trump

Who cares if Obama belatedly cheers for transparency and accountability? He should admit that he made the government more dangerous at home and abroad.<p>Former president Barack Obama is back. He kicked off a series of campaign appearances last week with a blistering attack on the Trump administration …

Barack Obama

We're Starting To Learn Some Incredible Things About Hypnosis

About 15% of the population is way more hypnotisable than everybody else.<p>There is increasing scientific evidence to say that hypnosis is an important psychological tool with some exciting applications, from curing anxiety to reducing pain, and potentially fighting addiction.<p>So why do we still tend …

The Brain

The Church That De-Christianizes The World

Catholic academic Benjamin Wiker offers a red-hot take on the deep historical and moral meaning of the Church’s abuse scandal. He points out that …

Christianity

Is Hypnosis Real? Here's What Science Says

<i>Look into my eyes.</i> The phrase calls to mind images of a psychotherapist swinging a pocket watch. Or maybe you picture Catherine Keener in the film <i>Get</i> …

Hypnosis

How to Think about Privilege

‘Whiteness’ is not a helpful shorthand.<p>Some years ago, a friend of mine who was employed by a state indoctrination center (all right, a public …

Middle-class

Dear New York Times White Guilt Guy, There’s No Such Thing as “White Privilege”

An oft overlooked, but blatantly in your face concept circulating around first world society right now is the concept of “white privilege.”To give …

Elizabeth Warren’s Lie

Our criminal-justice system is not racist ‘front to back.’<p>Elizabeth Warren is branching out.<p>The Massachusetts senator, who has made a career of …

One group that definitely faces prejudice in college admissions

By Jonathan Zimmerman<p><i>Jonathan Zimmerman teaches education and history at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of “Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know.”</i><p>Do Harvard and other elite universities illegally discriminate against Asian American applicants?<p>I’m not sure. But there’s …

College & University

Want To Make Kids 'Gritty'? Teach Them Stuff

Educators and reformers are mounting an effort to build students’ “grit” and teach them they can boost their intelligence through hard work. But they’re overlooking the damage done every day by a pervasive instructional approach that makes many kids feel like failures.<p>Imagine you’re a third-grader. …

Self-esteem

The Psychology of Progressive Hostility

Recently, I arrived at a moment of introspection about a curious aspect of my own behavior. When I disagree with a conservative friend or colleague …

We Need More Skeptics

On YouTube and elsewhere they provide a useful service.<p>A good thing about making YouTube videos — which I’ve been doing for over three years now — is …

WALSH: 'Gender Neutral Parenting' Is Child Abuse

NBC reports on a parenting trend with a name as stupid as the thing itself: "theybies." This is the designation certain upper-class, white, liberal …

Noticing Yourself Starting To Procrastinate? Do This ASAP

<i>Grace Smith is on a mission to bring hypnotherapy to the masses. Her distinct style of hypnotherapy feels more like “meditation with a goal,” as she</i> …

The Best Portable Inflator for Camping and More

Air mattresses, inflatable beds, tires, balls, swimming pools—we spend a lot of time fiddling with hand pumps and air compressors. Black & Decker has …

Study Reveals What Type Of A Man Women Want. Feminists Won’t Be Happy

A new study conducted by scientists in the U.K. shows some pretty saucy findings on the topic of women’s attraction to men.<p>According to the study, …

Parapsychology has been unfairly sidelined, claims a new review of the field

<i>By</i> Alex FraderaA number of notable figures from psychology’s past held an interest in parapsychology or psi (the study of mental phenomena that defy …

Freud vs Jung

In 1906, the young Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung received a collection of essays from none other than the founder of psychoanalysis himself, Sigmund …

Report: Ants Having Some Kind Of Party Inside Crack In Pavement

SOUTH JORDAN, UT—Saying the bustling scene looked like a veritable “blowout” for the six-limbed insects, local sources confirmed Tuesday that a group …

The Snares And Delusions Of Education Research

“You need to be aware of this! You need to use this,” teachers are told. “It’s science!” And yet the scientific whiz-bangery often turns out to be a snare and a delusion.<p>This month, another one bit the dust. Newly-released archive materials have made it clear that the famous Stanford Prison …

Almost all species on Earth today came into being at about the same time, scientific study declares

What David Thaler of the University of Basel in Switzerland said about a scientific study he co-authored — and that was just published by journal Human Evolution — underscores how shocking his findings were even to him.<p>“This conclusion is very surprising,” he told Agence France-Presse, “and I …

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

How one woman used the '3-hour reset' rule to lose 65 pounds

Diet & Fitness<p>This diet philosophy helped one fitness trainer regulate her hunger and lose the baby weight.<p>It’s a typical weight-loss tragedy: You ate healthy for a week, then you devoured a donut at the office party and now you’re mourning your diet.<p>Instead of feeling like you’ve ruined your …

Weight Loss

The Burger Master is here to make your summer BBQ easier

We’ve all been there before. You’re having a BBQ for friends or family which usually means making lots and lots of burgers. Making all of those …

Food

The Struggle Continues: America’s Worst Soldier And ISIS’s Worst Soldier Are Currently Hitting Each Other With Brooms

Marvel Universe

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God? | Philip Goff

In his final paper on the multiverse hypothesis, the world’s best-known atheist made a supernatural creator more plausible<p>Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to …

Stephen Hawking

Your Mood Literally Changes How You See the World, New Science Shows

If a gorilla walked through the middle of a basketball game you were watching, would you notice it?<p>Most people would reply with an instant yes to this question, but science actually shows that the answer depends way more on context and character than you might imagine. If you've been instructed to …

University of California

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

The Decline of Boys

A new book lays out the neglected evidence that men and boys are not doing well.<p>Today’s boys are in very bad shape. That’s the key takeaway from <i>The</i> …

6 Things Only Coffee Addicts And The Almighty Lord Understand

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