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Illegal migrants hope Brexit provides opportunity

It is estimated that more than a million migrants are living in the UK illegally, according to a former head of Home Office immigration …

Mental health disorders are not tangible realities

My critics are providing me much material of late for this column and my weekly radio show (Saturdays, 6 ET, AFR). Most recently, a family therapist …

Mental Health

A newly discovered Churchill essay on aliens is a timely reminder of the dangers facing life on Earth

If the British prime minister was seeking solace in the prospect of life beyond our war-torn planet, would the discovery of a plethora of exoplanets aid or hinder such comfort?<p>The 11-page article - Are We Alone in the Universe? - has sat in the US National Churchill Museum archives in Fulton, …

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 …

From the archive: Kristallnacht

On the night of 9 November 1938, the Nazi government coordinated a wave of attacks in Germany and Austria, on synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses and homes.<p>This was Kristallnacht - the night of broken glass. Over two days some 90 Jews were killed in an orgy of violence, while around 30,000 Jewish …

There Might Be a Way to Detect Bipolar Disorder Before It Really Starts

Early signs could be crucial.<p>A new study has revealed two patterns of symptoms that could be used to predict the development of bipolar disorder in …

Canada and Quebec should not be "giving lessons" to other countries about human rights

Canada and Quebec should look at their own records before "giving lessons" to other jurisdictions about human rights, Julie Miville-Dechêne, Quebec’s …

Humanity may not be hardwired for violence, after all

We talk about war and human violence every day on the news program I host, The World. But, as experimental psychologist Steven Pinker reminded me recently, "You don't say where things are going right. What about all the parts of the world that used to be in flames, just consumed by war, but which …

Chimpanzees

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 …

British Columbia

It Takes Effort to be Selfish

Selflessness can be sexy. Generosity has been shown to pique the fancy of people seeking long term partners. It seems understandable that generosity …

The Brain

How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match

Why do people who consider themselves good communicators often fail to actually hear each other? Often it’s due to a mismatch of styles: To someone who prefers to vent, someone who prefers to explain seems patronizing; explainers experience venters as volatile.<p>This is why so many of us see our …

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 …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Self-improvement

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

6 Ways to Help Introverts Become Confident Leaders

Leadership development is vital for introverts, as the "quiet ones" may be erroneously overlooked.<p>Introverts in the workplace are often misunderstood. They can come across as shy, withdrawn or even lacking empathy. The fact is they make exceptional members of a team -- and can be good leaders if …

Leadership

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018

Leadership is in high demand. Here are 6 steps to becoming a better leader in the new year.<p>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 …

Motivation

Shocking Pictures Of Qatar Airways Fire

You may have missed this piece of news, but a week ago, a Qatar Airways plane caught fire on the tarmac in Doha. The plane involved was a Qatar …

Qatar Airways

Delta Pilot Too Distracted to Fly, Returns to Detroit

Yesterday’s Delta Boeing 717 flight DL1943 from Detroit to Atlanta became a 22 minute trip from Detroit to Detroit when there was a bird discovered …

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend

Establishing the foundation for a successful week requires establishing the foundation for an empowering mindset which starts with removing these 4 thoughts.<p>High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with …

Self-improvement

Chimps and Six-Year-Olds Want to Mete Out Punishment — Even If It Comes at a Cost

Experiments with chimpanzees and 4 to 6-year-old children show that members of both groups will make a personal sacrifice to see antisocial behavior …

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 …

What happened when 12 cash-filled wallets were planted across Atlantic Canada

FREDERICTON -- Atlantic Canadians are a largely honest people, if a lost-wallet experiment is any indication.<p>The region's credit unions took 12 …

Canada

'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 …

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 …

Psychology