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The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology
South Africa

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Underpaid and exhausted: the human cost of your Kindle

I’m very proud of our working conditions and very proud of the wages we pay Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO<p>Foxconn uses a large number of dispatch workers and violates workers’ interests Li Qiang​, China Labor Watch<p>Five o’clock in the morning and the young woman’s eyelids are drooping. All night she has …

Jeff Bezos

Portuguese Custard Tarts - Pasteis de Nata Recipe

"These are delicious Portuguese Custard Tarts."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup milk<p>3 tablespoons cornstarch<p>1/2 vanilla bean<p>1 cup white sugar<p>6 egg yolks<p>1 (17.5 …

Baking

This is The Only Eggplant Parmesan Recipe That You Will Ever Need

I’ve made eggplant Parmesan a handful of times, and I’ll be the first to admit—making this dish is a labor of love. You <i>really</i> have to be in the mood …

Recipes

Emotions shape the language we use, but second languages reveal a shortcut around them

A taxi driver recently cut me up on the motorway. Without hesitation, I machine-gunned a string of vulgarity at the poor man. What struck me was that …

Language

The Death of a Gig Worker

An SUV killed Pablo Avendano as he picked up jobs for the food-delivering app Caviar. Who is responsible?<p>Editor's Note: This article is the first in a series about how the gig economy is shaping the future of labor.<p>An 8-year-old told me about Pablo Avendano’s death: “My dad’s friend was just killed …

Florida International University

China is secretly imprisoning close to 1 million people — but they've left 2 big pieces of evidence behind

In the northwest Chinese region of Xinjiang, many locals read endlessly, write often, and sing loudly.<p>But not by choice.<p>In extrajudicial indoctrination camps around Xinjiang, ethnic Uighur men and women are forced to study Chinese history, write personal reflections, and sing songs like "Without …

Communist Party

Talk to Deliveroo couriers. See a dystopia that could be your future

A Black Mirror existence: that’s how trade unionist Mags Dewhurst describes working as a rider for Deliveroo, the pre-eminent online food-delivery company. Here is a story of workers branded as entrepreneurs, which has the effect of stripping away their rights; of a race to the bottom in terms and …

Black Mirror

Why do people interrupt? It depends on whom you're talking to

When a woman asserts herself in a conversation with a man, is that speaking up or interrupting?<p>Male listeners were more likely to view a female who interrupted as ruder and less intelligent than if the interrupter were male<p>We all know that unpleasant feeling when we’re talking about something …

Psychology

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

17 SFF books by Asian women we want to see as movies

Want by Cindy Pon<p>Cindy Pon's dystopian novel is set in the near future, where the rich have suits to protect them from the pollution that is rampant …

Books

9 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers Lost to Suicide

May is Mental Health Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness, and to advocate for better care and education on the issue. While …

Rich families use 'privilege to opt out' of child services

<b>Rich families are using "privilege" to disrupt or avoid child abuse investigations, a report has found.</b><p>Goldsmith's University found wealthy households were effectively "opting out" of the child protection system.<p>Social workers had uncovered cases of sexual exploitation and emotional abuse, but …

Sociology

Westworld and the Question of Immortality

Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Riddle of the Sphinx,” the fourth episode of Season 2.<p>Every week for the second season of <i>Westworld</i>, three <i>Atlantic</i> staffers will discuss new episodes of HBO’s cerebral sci-fi drama.<p><b>David Sims:</b> <i>Westworld</i>’s first season was largely focused on the abuse of artificial …

TV Series

The Gorbals: 18 May 1968

The City of Glasgow was once called the Second City of the Empire. It remains superb.<p>Its streets are wide and nobly lined with mansions and offices that would flatter a capital. It has rich museums, universities, theatres and 50 dance halls. It has well-kept parks and a graceful river. This is a …

Social Housing

Human Rights and Neoliberalism

THIS MARVELOUS BOOK is a history of one of the hardest things to explain: why something did <i>not</i> happen. Histories of non-events are inherently …

A Basic Guide to Choosing Your ISO Setting

One feature of our digital cameras that evolves with every single generation of sensors and processors is ISO performance. With astronomical ISO …

Cameras

Black Mirror too real in China as schools shun parents with bad social credit

You know that Black Mirror episode called Nosedive? It depicts a society where people use an app to rate each other out of five stars. A little like Uber.<p>China's "social credit system" will do you -- and your schools -- one better. Not only will all of China's 1.4 billion citizens receive a …

Black Mirror

He was one of millions of Chinese seniors growing old alone. So he put himself up for adoption.

TIANJIN, China — Han Zicheng survived the Japanese invasion, the Chinese civil war and the Cultural Revolution, but he knew he could not endure the sorrow of living alone.<p>On a chilly day in December, the 85-year-old Chinese grandfather gathered some scraps of white paper and wrote out a pitch in …

Loneliness isn't inevitable – a guide to making new friends as an adult

When you are a child in the playground it is pretty simple, but “Do you want to be my friend?” isn’t a line you hear from adults. Teenage years are filled with friendships easily made (and some easily forgotten), when you are feeling keen, sociable and energetic. Then there are engagements, …

Relationships

When Dark-Skinned Citizens Lose Their Citizenship

The Windrush scandal in Britain is, on one level, uniquely British. It’s about people who were brought from Britain’s Caribbean colonies after World War II to help rebuild England and then, decades later, discarded. But it is also a bitter parable of how governments in prosperous Western societies …

What it's like growing up as a working-class girl in the UK

The UK has one of the widest attainment gaps in education within the developed world. This effectively means that if you are born in the UK to a …

Home Office deportation targets show how Britain's immigration system is harmful by design

April has been a month of turbulence for the Home Office. The aftermath of the Windrush exposé has shaken British politics to its core. And now Amber …

Are You a Victim of Gaslighting?

Have you ever been in a fight with a family member or significant other and had the other person categorically deny facts that you both know are …

How Gabriel García Márquez Created a World in a Sentence

The novelist Mary Morris explains how the opening line of One Hundred Years of Solitude shaped her path as a writer.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon,</b> …

Literature

Street Photography Techniques: The 3D Scan/360 Degree Technique (Shooting Head-on) and Holding Your Camera High in the Air and Point Downwards (and Use Your LCD Screen to Frame the Scene)

New fun street photography techniques you can apply when shooting on the streets: The 3D Scan/360 Degree Technique (Shooting Head-on) and Holding …

Street Photography Technique: GET CLOSE & FILL THE FRAME + GOLDEN DIAGONAL COMPOSITION

Golden Diagonal Composition / Kyoto Station, 2018Dear friend, I made you (yes, another) epic GOPRO POV STREET PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEO in the streets of …