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Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.<p>According to a new Australian study, <i>personality</i> is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized …

Collaborative mapping project will chart the Amazon's rivers

Crowdsourced mapping efforts are helpful in many places, but they're most useful in corners of the globe where even the professional maps are incomplete -- you can address gaps in coverage that might be difficult for distant observers to fill. And OpenStreetMap knows it. The community-driven site …

Police and Protesters as Potential Allies

"The ruling class has... needed people to control those on the bottom. Some of the largest male occupations are police, security guards, prison wardens, immigration officials, deans and administrators, soldiers, members of the National Guard and state militias, and, of course, the father of the …

Verizon brings free movies and apps this Thanksgiving, even if you're not a customer

What do you call the day before Thanksgiving? It's usually just Wednesday, but Verizon wants November 26th this year to be known as a pseudo-holiday called "Connection Day." Yup, it <i>is</i> gimmicky, but at least we're getting free stuff out of it -- and who doesn't like free stuff, are we right? On …

Ethan Nadelmann's Fiery TEDTalk: What Has the War on Drugs Done to the World?

Twenty years ago, Ethan Nadelmann left his teaching position at Princeton University to become a full-time advocate for ending the drug war. As the founding executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the largest and most influential organization promoting drug policies grounded in …

How Love Conquers Stress, According To Science

It's said that love conquers all and there's some science to suggest that love <i>does</i> make us stronger. Feelings of love can improve a remarkable variety of health factors, from reducing the brain's response to pain to lowering blood pressure. Loving touch can boost immune system function, and …

Tribal Headhunters on Coney Island? Author Revisits Disturbing American Tale

New book examines troubled history of Filipino tribe brought to America in 1905.<p>Transplanted from the Philippines to New York's famous Coney Island amusement park in 1905, a band of Igorrote (Igorot) headhunters went on to tour the United States, performing mock tribal ceremonies and consuming dog …

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How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

5 Amazing Ways Women and Girls Are Breaking Gender Stereotypes Worldwide

The past week has been pretty epic for women breaking gender stereotypes -- from celebrations for Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating the world's first computer programmer, to Warner Bros.' long awaited announcement of a Wonder Woman movie in 2016.<p>Our Imagining Equality project has been keeping careful …

One Artist's Correspondence With Prisoners Sheds Light On The Dark Realities Of Death Row

In 2009, Los Angeles-based photographer Amy Elkins embarked upon a photography project titled "Black is the Day, Black is the Night." She did so by reaching out to seven men online, all of whom she'd met through a prison pen pal website. She set up a P.O. Box and began writing to each of them, …

A New Turn on Priestly Sex Abuse

Attorney Jeff Anderson (center) surrounded by clergy sex abuse survivor advocates (left) and clergy (right)<p>A historic turn in the international battle against sexual abuse by priests may have begun today in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For the first time in 30 years, the world's leading clergy sex abuse …

Nutella Crêpe Cake

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A 3-ingredient cake -- halfway in between delicate and rustic -- you'll want to work into your</i> …

Sex Expert Dr. Jennifer Berman On Finding The O-Spot - CONAN on TBS

21 Photos That Show Just How Badass American Women Were During WWII

This month marked the 69th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that formally ended World War II. Those six years of fighting saw approximately 16 million American men leave their jobs and homes for war.<p>American women, then, were left to clean and tend to their households. And ration supplies. And …

Cruz: Amendment threatens 'SNL'

Sen. Ted Cruz says the comedy of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is at risk and creator Lorne Michaels could be thrown in jail if a proposed constitutional amendment on campaign finance is passed.<p>“Congress would have the power to make it a criminal offense; Lorne Michaels could be put in jail under …

The Surprising Secret To College Success? Study Less And Socialize More

With college classes underway or about to be across the country, millions of students are starting the fall semester with high hopes, both of what they’ll achieve in the classroom and what doors the education they’re pursuing will eventually open. For many, they believe that path to their bright …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

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Tales of the Dead Come Back: How Modern Medicine Is Reinventing Death

"Death travelers" are bringing back stories of life beyond death.<p>They can fly through walls or circle the planets, turn into pure light or meet long-dead relatives. Many have blissful experiences of universal love. Most do not want to return to the living. When they do, they're often endowed with …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything

Create a feedback system to improve your personal and professional life.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better …

Self-improvement

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Vessyl is the smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking

Can more transparency help you drink more water?<p>As a biomedical computing student at Queen’s University seven years ago, Justin Lee knew he wanted to build his own "internet of things" device — but he didn’t want it to be any old "smart" lamp, toaster, or light switch. "I wanted to put a computer …

25 Reasons Not to Have Sex Every Night -- Or Much at All for Crying Out Loud

There was an article in The Huffington Post this summer about why I should have sex with my husband every night that made me roll my eyes out of my head. Like, I think I sprained something.<p>Power to that woman and her husband. But gobsdangit, she just convinced about 8 million husbands that they …